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Rwanda Seeks Ways To Compensate For Reductions In Foreign Health Aid

Nature: Rwanda feels the pinch as donors slash health aid “Rwanda has made major public health strides since the country’s genocide against the Tutsi people ended in June 1994, but declines in foreign aid now threaten that progress. Donors such as the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and…

Global Health NOW Series Highlights Efforts To Prevent Paralytic Disease Konzo

Global Health NOW: Konzo: Don’t Look Away “…Science journalist Amy Maxmen’s konzo series in Global Health NOW makes two very clear points: konzo is a horror for the poorest of the poor; and action must be taken now…” (Simpson, 11/13). Global Health NOW: Julie Cliff on Konzo, the Orphan Disease…

Number Of Suspected Cholera Cases Doubles To More Than 4K In November, WHO Says

Reuters: Yemen’s suspected cholera cases double to 4,000-plus: WHO “Yemen is at risk of a significant cholera outbreak with the number of suspected cases doubling within 12 days to over 4,000, the World Health Organization said. The outbreak in a country ravaged by a 20-month war that has killed thousands…

Following Civil War, Ebola, Sierra Leone Works To Rebuild Health Care System

Star-Ledger: Beyond Ebola: How Sierra Leone is working to rebuild — and remake — its health care system “…Using lessons learned from [a] pilot clinic [opened in 2015 by the Healey International Relief Foundation in Newton, Sierra Leone], the foundation plans to rebuild 30 health facilities in other parts of…

Nearly 3K Cholera Cases Recorded In War-Torn South Sudan Since July, WHO Reports

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Cholera cases in S. Sudan spike, outbreak spreads to Unity state — U.N. “Nearly 3,000 people in war-torn South Sudan have contracted cholera since July, the World Health Organization reported on Tuesday, warning that the outbreak had now spread to a region where conflict is hampering efforts…

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