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International Community ‘Must Recommit Our Respect And Gratitude’ To Ebola Workers

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: Ebola Stigma in Liberia Joseph Cahalan, chief executive of Concern Worldwide U.S. “Re ‘Liberia’s Shunned “Ebola Burners”‘ … Liberia is still not Ebola-free, but the epidemic has ended. This would not have been possible without the courage and selflessness of the men and women who…

MSF Says Death Toll At Bombed Kunduz Hospital ‘At Least 42 People’

New York Times: Doctors Without Borders Raises Death Toll in Kunduz Strike to 42 “The number of those killed in an American airstrike that destroyed the Doctors Without Borders hospital in the northern city of Kunduz was much higher than previously thought, the medical group announced Saturday. The death toll…

Community Health Workers, Strong Health Systems Essential To Achieving Universal Health Coverage

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Universal Health Coverage as a Global Goal: Is Everything Old New Again? Laura Hoemeke, director of communications and advocacy at IntraHealth International, discusses the impact of the Alma Ata Declaration of 1978 on community health and health systems, as well as the challenges in achieving universal health…

Frontline Health Workers Critical To Effective Vaccine Delivery In India

Live Mint: The top delivery challenge in India Ramanan Laxminarayan, vice president for research and policy at the Public Health Foundation of India “…Vaccine delivery requires more than just syringes and needles. The vaccines need to be kept in a cold chain from the moment they are manufactured until they…

‘Science Speaks’ Provides Coverage Of Union World Conference On Lung Health

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” highlights the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health, which took place last week in Cape Town, South Africa. Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator at the center, reports on issues discussed at the meeting, including the importance of community involvement to end…