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Cholera Outbreak Kills 18, Infects At Least 170 In South Sudan

VOA News: South Sudan Suffers New Cholera Outbreak “South Sudan has declared a cholera outbreak following the deaths of 18 people and at least 170 recorded cases in recent days. South Sudan’s Minister of Health Riek Gai Kok told reporters the outbreak began in crowded United Nations refugee camps in…

Drought, Financial Instability May Play Role In Increased Risk Of HIV Infection, Study Says

VOA News: Drought-Related Hardship Raises HIV Risk, Study Finds “…New research concludes buffering people from financial shocks may help keep them from resorting to risky behaviors that spread the virus. … The study says measures such as better access to savings accounts and credit, weather-indexed crop insurance, and more drought-tolerant…

South Sudan Marks Progress Toward Eliminating Guinea Worm

Agence France-Presse: Medics celebrate ‘remarkable’ step to eliminating flesh-burrowing worm “Health workers celebrated Friday a key step towards eradicating the flesh-burrowing Guinea worm after South Sudan, once by far the worst affected country, said it had recorded no cases this year…” (6/19).

Nurses Play Vital Role In Community Health Systems

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Nurses Are Global Citizens and Community Heroes Allison Annette Foster, senior adviser for human resources for health at IntraHealth International, writes about the importance of nurses in community health care and an innovative program in Tanzania that helps connect nurses to those who need care (6/19).