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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Safe, Effective In West African Trials, Scientists Report

The Guardian: Ebola vaccine is safe and effective, scientists declare after trials “A vaccine for Ebola which has completed successful trials in Guinea and Sierra Leone means the virus should never again be able to wreak the havoc it did during the recent epidemic in West Africa, say scientists…” (Boseley,…

Opinion Piece, Editorial Discuss Availability, Development Of Zika, Ebola Vaccines

New York Times: A Zika Vaccine, but for Whom? Patrick Adams, freelance journalist, and Cameron Nutt, student at Harvard Medical School “The race for a Zika vaccine, one of the most pressing priorities in global health, is at full throttle. More than a dozen companies and government institutions are working…

Global Food Security Act Makes Direct Impact On Communities In Senegal

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Why Food Security Matters Zach Blackburn, presidential management fellow in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, discusses a recent trip to Senegal to observe USAID-supported programs and to see first-hand the impact of the Global Food Security Act,…

‘Donor Fatigue’ Negatively Affecting Save The Children’s Efforts To Provide Maternal, Child Health Care In South Sudan

Humanosphere: South Sudan: How to provide maternal and child health care during crisis Imana Gunawan, Humanosphere’s social media manager and podcast producer, and Humanosphere Editor-in-Chief Tom Paulson discuss recent news headlines and interview Bester Muluazi, Save the Children’s program management specialist in South Sudan, about “donor fatigue” and its affect…

Malawi, UNICEF Open Drone-Testing Corridor For Delivering Health Care, Disaster Relief

Agence France-Presse: Malawi drone test center to help with health care, disasters “Malawi on Thursday launched Africa’s first drone-testing corridor as developing countries explore how drones could be used during humanitarian crises such as floods, or to deliver blood for HIV tests…” (12/15). U.N. News Centre: UNICEF partners with the…

400K Children Face Severe Acute Malnutrition In Northeast Nigeria, UNICEF Says; One-Third Of Health Facilities In Region Destroyed, WHO Says

Associated Press: UNICEF: 80,000 children will starve to death in Nigeria “Nearly a half million children will face starvation in northeastern Nigeria next year and 80,000 will die if they don’t get treatment in the humanitarian crisis created by Boko Haram’s Islamic uprising, the U.N. children’s agency warned Tuesday…” (Faul,…

New Report, Briefing Examine Impact Of Global Health Security Agenda’s Early Investments

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Global Health Security Agenda measures early advances toward readiness to contain outbreaks Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” reports on a December 13 Capitol Hill briefing that examined the Global Health Security Agenda annual report, which summarizes progress and impacts from…

Blog Examines Findings Of WHO World Malaria Report

Humanosphere: WHO: Malaria control has improved for world’s most vulnerable Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses findings from WHO’s recently released 2016 World Malaria Report, noting that “the populations most vulnerable to malaria — pregnant women and children in sub-Saharan Africa — have seen markedly greater access to effective malaria control…

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