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Guinea Confirms 9 New Ebola Cases In Southwest Region

Reuters: Guinea finds nine new Ebola cases near border with Sierra Leone “Guinean authorities have confirmed at least nine new cases of Ebola in the southwest region of Forecariah near the border with Sierra Leone, the area hardest hit by the year-old outbreak, a senior health official said on Thursday…”…

U.S., African Union Sign Memorandum To Form African CDC

News outlets report on the signing of a memorandum between the U.S. and the African Union to create a disease control and prevention center in Africa. CIDRAP News: U.S., African agreement formalizes creation of African CDC “Top officials from the United States and the African Union (A.U.) today formalized a…

Better Health Data Allows Policymakers To Spend More Efficiently

New York Times: Turning to Big, Big Data to See What Ails the World Tina Rosenberg, author and former editorial writer for the New York Times “…The Global Burden of Disease study is a single scientific project on a scale with the moon landing or mapping the human genome. It…

Complex Factors Surround Implementation Of Self-Testing For HIV In Low-Income Countries, Analysis Shows

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Self-testing for HIV in low-income, high-incidence countries could save money, could improve outcomes … but it’s complicated, analysis finds Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses an analysis by Valentina…

U.N. Ebola Envoy Optimistic On Ending Epidemic But Vigilance Remains High

Financial Times: U.N. envoy upbeat on progress against Ebola “…David Nabarro, the U.N. special envoy on Ebola, says he is ‘upbeat’ about progress but not yet ready to declare victory over an epidemic that has killed more than 10,000 people in the past year in west Africa. ‘People think that…

Blog Post Reviews Several Recent Journal Articles On Ebola, Lessons Learned

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ebola lessons reiterate need to recognize global health realities Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, highlights several recent journal articles discussing various aspects of the Ebola epidemic and the lessons…

After 4 Months Ebola-Free, Sierra Leone District Records Case

Reuters: Sierra Leone’s Kailahun district records first Ebola case in months “Sierra Leone’s Eastern district of Kailahun, once a hotbed of Ebola, has recorded its first case in nearly four months, threatening progress made to stamp out the disease, officials said on Saturday…” (Fofana, 4/4).