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Many Women Report Mistreatment During Childbirth In Health Facilities Worldwide, Data Review Shows

New York Times: Report Shows Widespread Mistreatment by Health Workers During Childbirth “…A new report based on information from 34 countries, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, finds that ‘many women globally experience poor treatment during childbirth, including abusive, neglectful, or disrespectful care’…” (Grady, 6/30).

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WHO-Approved Circumcision Device Cleared For Use In Adolescents

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: ShangRing: WHO approval of second nonsurgical circumcision device sets stage for accelerated access to HIV prevention measure Antigone Bartone, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the WHO’s approval of a new circumcision device called ShangRing, the first of its kind to…

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GHTC Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: a new contraceptive option, China’s role in global health R&D, and vaccines for MERS and pneumonia Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights some of the past week’s news in global health research (6/29).

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2 U.S. Oil Companies, Equatorial Guinea Partner To Fund Malaria Vaccine Trials

Financial Times: Hopes rise for malaria vaccine as oil companies fund trials “Two U.S. oil companies are pouring millions of dollars into the trials of a promising malaria vaccine in Equatorial Guinea in a rare sign of foreign investors trying to help tackle one of Africa’s biggest health scourges. Marathon…

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MDR-TB More Difficult To Spread Among Close Contacts Than Drug-Susceptible TB, Study Shows

VOA News: Multi-Drug Resistant TB Harder to Spread Among Close Contacts “Incidences of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are increasing, but British and Peruvian researchers are offering a glimmer of hope in the latest issue of PLOS Medicine. Caused by a bacterium that has evolved to become hard to kill with…

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Use Of Rapid, Finger-Prick Blood Test To Diagnose Ebola Examined In Field Validation Study

News outlets report on the results of a study published in The Lancet on rapid diagnostic testing for Ebola. Science Magazine: Fingerprick test quickly diagnoses Ebola “As the Ebola outbreak simmers on in West Africa, researchers have shown the utility of a rapid test for the virus that could help…

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Untreated Malaria During Ebola Epidemic Likely Caused More Deaths Than Usual In Guinea, Analysis Shows

News outlets discuss a study published Tuesday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases examining malaria deaths during the Ebola epidemic in Guinea. Agence France-Presse: Ebola epidemic was disaster for malaria control: study “Untreated malaria in Guinea surged as a result of the Ebola scare and probably caused far more deaths than…

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NIH Expanding Experimental Ebola Treatment Clinical Trial From Liberia Into Sierra Leone, Guinea

Wall Street Journal: NIH Expands Testing of Ebola Drugs and Vaccines Into New Countries “…The NIH randomized controlled study of ZMapp has expanded from Liberia into Sierra Leone, where about 40 patients have been enrolled so far, according to H. Clifford Lane, deputy director of the NIH’s National Institute of…

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Starvation Poses Threat During Pandemics, But Occurrence Difficult To Predict, Study Says

New York Times: Starvation Timetable in a Pandemic “Starvation is a real threat during an extended pandemic, but it is very hard to predict when and where it will start, researchers report in an unusual new study. … Researchers at EcoHealth Alliance, a New York research group, used mathematical models…

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Blog Posts Highlight Research Into New Drugs For Malaria, Other Diseases

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: a promising antimalarial and leishmaniasis vaccine, diagnostics for tuberculosis, and more Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including the development of an experimental antimalarial drug and a potential leishmaniasis vaccine, clinical trials for new tuberculosis diagnostic…

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