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Brazil Using Soldiers To Educate São Paulo Neighborhoods About Dengue Control

Wall Street Journal: Brazil City Calls In Army to Fight Dengue “Brazil’s biggest city has called in the army to help combat a deadly outbreak of dengue fever that has sickened hundreds of thousands of people nationwide. Soldiers will next week begin going door-to-door in some of São Paulo’s hardest-hit…

West Africa’s Post-Ebola Rebuilding Requires Support From International Community

Washington Post: Rebuilding after Ebola will require the world’s help Editorial Board “The ravaging of populations in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea by the Ebola virus over the past year has been devastating. The virus killed 10,702 people and left behind vast economic and emotional tolls. The rest of the…

USAID Blog Posts Discuss Progress Made In West Africa To End Ebola Epidemic

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Road to Redemption: How One Liberian Hospital is Recovering from Ebola Carol Han, press officer with the Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team, discusses the experience and progress of Redemption Hospital, one of Liberia’s largest government-run facilities, in its efforts to end and recover from the Ebola epidemic (4/17).…

CGD Blog Post Commends U.S. Support For Establishment Of African CDC

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Bravo to the U.S. for Supporting Africa’s Own Center for Disease Control Mead Over, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, discusses and lauds the U.S. agreement to support the establishment of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (4/17).

In Series Of Interviews, Sierra Leonean President Outlines Ebola Recovery Needs Of West Africa

Reuters: West Africa seeks $5-6 billion aid, debts canceled: Sierra Leone’s Koroma “The Ebola-stricken nations of West Africa are asking international donors to cancel their debts and give them $5-6 billion over two years to rebuild their economies, devastated by the deadly disease, Sierra Leone’s president said on Thursday…” (Dawson,…

Researchers Studying Risk Of Sexual Transmission Of Ebola

New York Times: Ebola Researchers Take New Look at Risk of Sexual Transmission “Concerned about the potential for sexual transmission of Ebola, international health officials are investigating new reports of suspected cases and beginning studies to determine how often and how long the virus remains active in semen. And, for…

Ebola-Hit Liberia Focuses On Repairing Child Health Care System

Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Liberia rebuilds devastated child health care system “…The 46-bed unit [at Liberia’s first ever children’s hospital], just opened in Monrovia by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is part of the country’s response to the challenge of repairing its wrecked health service as it emerges from the nightmare of…

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…”…