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UNICEF Sends Largest-Ever Emergency Aid Shipment To Multiple Crises In August

U.N. News Centre: Amid multiple crises, U.N. children’s agency deploys largest aid operation ever in a single month “This August the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shipped 1,000 metric tons of life-saving supplies for children caught in the world’s most urgent crises — the largest emergency supply operation in the…

U.S. Doctors Run ‘Surgery Camp’ In Uganda, Perform Life-Saving Operations

Associated Press: Amid poverty, U.S. surgeons saving lives in Uganda “…[A neurological] operation was one of many complex, life-saving surgeries the [American] team [of doctors] performed for a week on Ugandan patients who otherwise had little hope of survival. The operations, which would cost up to $20,000 here, are free…

Sierra Leone Islands Use Midwives To Reduce Maternal Mortality

Inter Press Service: How Midwives on Sierra Leone’s Almost Untouched Turtle Islands are Improving Women’s Health “…For island communities [off the southwest peninsula of Sierra Leone] that have very little access to the mainland, basic health information is difficult to come by, therefore the risks — especially those pertaining to…

Donor Commitments To Vaccinate Will Help Protect World’s Most Vulnerable Children

MSNBC: Immunizing Africa, committing to a healthy future for all Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI Alliance, and Philippe Brault, award-winning photographer and filmmaker “…[W]hile four out of five children globally now receive at least a basic set of vaccines, there still are 1.5 million children who die each year…

Non-Clinical Circumcisions Pose Risks For Boys, Young Men In Sub-Saharan Africa

The Guardian: The death and deformity caused by male circumcision in Africa can’t be ignored Ally Fogg, writer and journalist “…Every year across sub-Saharan Africa, hundreds of thousands of boys and young men submit to initiation ceremonies [that include non-clinical circumcision]. … The human devastation left in the wake of…

International Health Experts Discuss African Ebola Outbreak Responses

News outlets discuss the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Africa with international health experts. Agence France-Presse: U.N. envoy says ‘war’ on Ebola could take six more months “The U.N.’s Ebola envoy said Monday the fight against the epidemic was a ‘war’ which could take six more months, as its global health…

Liberian Doctor Treated With Experimental Ebola Drug ZMapp Dies

News outlets report on a Liberian doctor who has died of Ebola despite being treated with the experimental drug ZMapp. Agence France-Presse: Liberian medic treated with experimental Ebola drug dies “A Liberian doctor treated with experimental American anti-Ebola serum ZMapp has died, a minister in the West African nation said…

Flight Restrictions Into, Out Of Ebola-Affected Nations Hampering Outbreak Response, U.N. Warns

U.N. News Centre: Flight restrictions hamper ability to battle Ebola, U.N. cautions “The United Nations [Monday] cautioned against flight restrictions into and out of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, saying such limitations were preventing the transport of critically needed health workers and supplies, as well as contributing to economic and…