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Drug-Resistant Typhoid Strain Spreading Throughout Africa, Asia

News outlets report on a study published Monday in Nature Genetics showing a drug-resistant typhoid strain is widespread in Asia and Africa. Agence France-Presse: Drug-resistant typhoid now ‘epidemic’ in Africa “Drug-resistant typhoid has become an invisible epidemic in Africa, scientists said on Monday after an unprecedented probe into the disease…”…

About 92% Of Married Women In Egypt Have Undergone FGM, Health Ministry Survey Shows

International Business Times: Female Genital Mutilation In Egypt Has Affected 92 Percent Of Married Women “Roughly 92 percent of Egyptian women who have been married have undergone female genital mutilation, according to a recent survey from the government’s Ministry of Health. The number has decreased since the last statistic released…

Kenya’s Nurses Educate, Empower Women To Make Decisions About Reproductive Health

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Kenya’s Nurses Can Empower Women through Family Planning Peter Abwao, communications and knowledge management officer at IntraHealth International, marks International Nurses’ Day and discusses how nurses in Kenya are being trained to help women make decisions about their reproductive health (5/12).

WHO Declares Ebola Epidemic Over In Liberia, Cautions Residents To Remain Vigilant

News outlets report on the WHO’s declaration that the Ebola epidemic is over in Liberia, which has been Ebola-free for 42 days. Agence France-Presse: WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free “The U.N. health agency on Saturday declared Liberia Ebola-free, hailing the ‘monumental’ achievement in the West African country where the virus has…

U.N., Partners Begin Vaccination Campaigns In Liberia After Measles Outbreak Erupts

NPR: As Ebola Leaves Liberia, Measles Makes A Forceful Comeback “…Just as Liberia is getting ready to declare itself Ebola-free, another disease has cropped up. This January a measles outbreak erupted. So far this year, there have been 562 cases; seven were fatal…” (Beaubien, 5/8). U.N. News Centre: U.N. to…

Violent Clashes In South Sudan Force Aid Groups To Withdraw, Ten Of Thousands To Flee

Reuters: Tens of thousands flee fighting in South Sudan, aid groups withdraw “Tens of thousands of people have fled fierce fighting in South Sudan’s northern Unity State and humanitarian organizations have withdrawn staff from the area, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other groups said on Saturday…”…