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Knowledge, Awareness Of Breast Cancer Must Increase In Solomon Islands To Lower Disease Mortality

Inter Press Service: When Ignorance Is Deadly: Pacific Women Dying From Lack of Breast Cancer Awareness “Women now face a better chance of surviving breast cancer in the Solomon Islands … following the recent acquisition of the country’s first mammogram machine. But just a week ahead of World Cancer Day,…

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U.N. Declares Mali Ebola-Free, Commends Liberia For Fewer Cases, Calls On Nations To Fulfill Pledges

Agence France-Presse: Mali government, U.N. declare country Ebola-free “The Malian government and the United Nations on Sunday declared the country free of Ebola after 42 days without any new cases of the deadly virus…” (1/18). The Guardian: U.N. Ebola chief calls for final funding push to defeat virus in West…

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West Africa Needs ‘Capacity To Safely Deliver Excellent Supportive Care’ To End Ebola, Strengthen Health Systems

Washington Post: The secret to curing West Africa from Ebola is no secret at all Paul Farmer, the Kolokotrones University professor at Harvard University and co-founder of Partners In Health “…Getting to zero new [Ebola] infections is the overarching goal of what is now the world’s largest public-health undertaking. But…

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China Reports Increase In New HIV Cases In 2014

Financial Times: China reports sharp rise in HIV cases “China has reported a sharp rise in new cases of HIV infection last year, highlighting increased incidence of the disease among the elderly and young students…” (Waldmeir, 1/16). Xinhua: China reports over 100,000 new HIV/AIDS infections in 2014 “China reported 104,000…

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Recorded Ebola Case Numbers Slow In 3 Hardest-Hit West African Nations, WHO Says

Deutsche Welle: Ebola case numbers drop in hardest-hit countries “The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that Sierra Leone and Guinea had seen a slump in their weekly totals of confirmed Ebola cases since August last year, according to its latest situation report. The other hard-hit West African state, Liberia,…

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President Of Sierra Leone Aims For Zero New Ebola Cases In Country By End Of March

Associated Press: Sierra Leone president predicts 0 Ebola cases by March end “Even as his country registered 19 new Ebola cases over a 24-hour period, Sierra Leone’s president is predicting there will be zero new confirmed cases by the end of March. President Ernest Bai Koroma also predicted that his…

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Southern Nigerian State Records 20 Cholera Deaths, Many More Infections

Agence France-Presse: Cholera kills 20 in Nigeria “A cholera outbreak in southern Nigeria’s Rivers State has killed 20 people and infected scores more, the state health commissioner, Sampson Parker, said Wednesday…” (1/14).

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Ebola Health Workers Caring For Pregnant Women Face Risks, Must Make Quick Treatment Decisions, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Ebola health workers face life or death decision on pregnant women: experts “…Health workers [in West Africa] have very little time to decide whether a pregnant woman with complications is free of Ebola and should have the necessary intervention, or may have Ebola and should have minimal…

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U.S. Provides $1M To IAEA For Ebola Diagnostic Program

U.S. Department of State: U.S. Government Contributes $1 Million to IAEA in Ebola Fight “The U.S. Government has contributed $1 million to the International Atomic Energy Agency for a new project that will improve and streamline efforts to diagnose the Ebola virus in Africa. … The IAEA’s project will provide…

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More Than 8,100 Ebola Deaths Recorded In West Africa; Sierra Leone Reports Largest Increase, WHO Says

Associated Press: U.N.: Ebola kills 8,153 people in West Africa, infects 20,650 “The World Health Organization says at least 8,153 people have died in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Geneva-based body said Monday that the total number of confirmed, probable, and suspected deaths from the disease comes from…

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