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Al Jazeera’s ‘Rewind’ Looks At Cholera In Haiti, Accountability For Outbreak

Al Jazeera: Rewind: Haiti in a Time of Cholera “Ten years ago, in November 2006, Al Jazeera English was launched. To mark that anniversary, we’ve created REWIND, which updates some of the channel’s most memorable and award-winning documentaries of the past decade. We find out what happened to some of…

NPR Examines Challenges To Cholera Treatment, Prevention In Haiti, Other Areas

NPR: Cholera 101: Why An Ancient Disease Keeps On Haunting Us “…The water-borne disease has been around for centuries, and it remains a global health risk. According to the World Health Organization there are roughly three million cases a year and 90,000 deaths. The worst epidemic is now in Haiti,…

5 Focus Areas WHO Should Address To Improve Global Health

Huffington Post: Global Health Keeps Chaos Away Philippe Douste-Blazy, under-secretary general of the U.N. and chair of UNITAID “…[G]lobalization … offers unique opportunities to improve our world health. … We are fortunate to already have a tool: our United Nations’ agency for health, the World Health Organization, which stands at…

Angola, UNICEF Continue Efforts To Prevent Yellow Fever Since End Of Outbreak In June

UNICEF: In Angola, keeping yellow fever cases at zero Marcos Gonzalez, Heitor Lourenço, and Manuel Francisco of UNICEF describe Angola’s success in preventing any confirmed cases of yellow fever since late June and the agency’s and country’s continued efforts to support vaccination and prevention efforts (10/31).

Liberia Looks To Boost Economy Following Ebola Outbreak

Bloomberg: Liberia Seeks $1.3 Billion to Revive Economy After Ebola “Liberia will need $1.3 billion to revive an economy that was ravaged by a slump in its key export commodities and the worst-ever Ebola epidemic, Finance and Development Planning Minister Boima Kamara said. … The government of President Ellen Johnson…

Ebola-Hit Sierra Leone Faces Continuing Food Shortages, U.N. Food Agencies Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: In post-Ebola Sierra Leone, more than half the population face food shortages — U.N. “As Sierra Leone recovers from the deadly effects of Ebola, more than half the population face food shortages, and many will not cope if further disasters such as drought or floods strike, U.N.…

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