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WHO Coordinating Monitoring Of 82 People Possibly Exposed To Ebola In Mali

Reuters: WHO says 82 being monitored for Ebola in Mali “Health workers are monitoring 82 people who had contact with a toddler who died of Ebola in Mali last week, but no new cases of the disease have yet been reported, World Health Organization spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said on Tuesday…”…

Health Workers, Contact Tracers Face Challenges Containing Ebola In Liberia

Newspapers publish articles on the impact of Ebola on Liberia, including the challenges facing health care workers and contact tracers. New York Times: Wish to Do More in Ebola Fight Meets Reality in Liberia “…Because of the limited time they can spend in the sick wards in their stifling protective suits,…

PBS NewsHour Examines Impact Of Ebola On Children In West Africa

PBS NewsHour aired a two-part report on the impact of the Ebola epidemic on children in West Africa. PBS NewsHour: Number of children orphaned by Ebola grows — Part 1 “As the number of deaths from the Ebola virus continue to climb in West Africa, so too does the number…

Global Leaders Pledge $8B To Spur Development In Horn Of Africa

News outlets report on new commitments to help spur development in the Horn of Africa. U.N. News Centre: U.N.’s Ban, global leaders join forces in multi-billion dollar Horn of Africa pledge “Spearheading a high-level delegation of global and regional leaders in a visit to the Horn of Africa, United Nations…

Niger Sees Spike In Number Of Cholera Deaths

Agence France-Presse/Al Jazeera: Cholera outbreak kills dozens in Niger “Niger has seen more than 1,300 cases of cholera since the beginning of the year, with 51 people dying of the disease, the United Nations has said. … The spike in the number of cholera deaths was due in part of…

Tanzania Measles, Rubella Vaccination Campaign Aims To Reach 21M Children

The Guardian: Tanzania aims to reach 21m children in rubella vaccination campaign James Thornberry, director of Sense International “…[I]f the Ebola outbreak has taught the world anything it is perhaps that ignoring basic health care — in terms of programs and facilities — can have devastating consequences. That is why…

Circumcision For HIV Prevention Popular Among Young Men In Northern Tanzania

IntraHealth’s “Vital”: Men and Boys Come Out in Droves for HIV Services in Tanzania James McMahan, senior program manager with IntraHealth International’s Tanzania HIV Prevention Project, discusses a circumcision program in the north of the country and how undergoing the procedure has become popular with young men (10/27).

WHO Says Total Number Of Ebola Cases Now More Than 10,000

News outlets report on the latest statistics from the WHO on reported Ebola cases and deaths. Associated Press: WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000 “More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health…