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More Than 70K Births In Liberia Unrecorded During Ebola Outbreak, Leaving Children Vulnerable To Trafficking, Denial Of Services, UNICEF Warns

New York Times: Liberia: Ebola Stalls Birth Registrations “The births of more than 70,000 children in Liberia during the Ebola crisis were never recorded, leaving them vulnerable to marginalization as noncitizens, denial of government services, trafficking, and illegal adoption, UNICEF reported Thursday…” (Gladstone, 7/30). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Ebola disrupts Liberia…

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500 People Under Quarantine In Sierra Leone Village Previously Ebola-Free After Man Dies Of Disease

Associated Press: Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback; 500 under quarantine “Authorities in Sierra Leone said Thursday they had quarantined 500 people after a man died from Ebola in an area where the deadly virus had been gone for months, in another setback for the fight against the disease…” (Roy-Macaulay, 7/30).

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Korea Should Learn From MERS Outbreak, Upgrade Nation’s Health Care System To Deal With Infectious Diseases

Korea Herald: Never again Editorial Board “…[T]he MERS outbreak should offer us precious lessons that, if not properly contained, a deadly virus can have an unprecedented impact on the nation and our daily life. Now all the masks are gone and likewise we all should get back to our normal…

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New Ebola Cases In West Africa At Lowest Level In Past Year; WHO Warns Of Possible New Outbreak In Sierra Leone

Agence France-Presse: Ebola cases fall to year low but WHO warns of trouble ahead “The World Health Organization on Wednesday hailed the fewest weekly infections for over a year in the West African Ebola epidemic, but warned they were braced for a significant new outbreak in Sierra Leone…” (7/29). CIDRAP…

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Ebola-Hit West African Nations Look To Rebuild Agriculture Sectors, Bolster Food Security

Christian Science Monitor: How West Africa is ramping up food security after Ebola outbreak “As the West African countries heaviest hit by the Ebola outbreak look to rebuild, food security and nutrition will be key to combating the lingering effects of the disease. … The World Food Programme (WFP) estimates…

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White House Fact Sheets Discuss U.S. Efforts, Progress On Global Health Security Agenda, Food Security, Power Africa

White House: FACT SHEET: The Global Health Security Agenda This fact sheet on U.S. efforts to improve global health security states, “…The U.S. Government is now announcing its intent to invest more than $1 billion in resources to expand the Global Health Security Agenda to prevent, detect, and respond to…

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MERS No Longer Concern For South Korean Public, Officials Say, Stopping Short Of Declaring Outbreak Over

Associated Press: South Korea sees end of MERS threat after outbreak killed 36 “South Korea said Tuesday it is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May…” (Kim, 7/28). Bloomberg Business: South Korea Says MERS…

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WHO, Partners Urge Vaccine Manufacturers To Step Up Production Of Meningitis C-Containing Vaccine

WHO: Africa risks large meningitis outbreak “With Africa at risk of a large meningitis outbreak, an acute shortage of meningitis C-containing vaccine threatens to severely limit the world’s ability to minimize the number of people affected, four international public health organizations warned [Tuesday]. International Federation of Red Cross and Red…

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Improving HCWs’ Economic, Physical Health Essential To Creating Strong, Resilient Health Systems

Quartz: The unsung heroes of the Ebola fight need our help Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa “…Our research suggests that the shortage of trained staff — protected with adequate infection prevention and control systems — to provide basic health services could prove more lethal than Ebola. ……

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WHO Must Create Effective Early Warning System To Detect, Prevent Future Outbreaks

Washington Post: Putting out the fire, next time Editorial Board “…The pain and suffering [caused by the Ebola outbreak] have been immense. Now it is time to confront another hard problem: addressing the weaknesses in global response that allowed the virus to spread so rapidly. Without the urgency of another…

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