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Friends Of Global Fight Report Highlights Role Of FBOs In HIV, TB, Malaria Efforts

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: New Friends Report Highlights the Role of the Faith Community in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today released ‘A Critical Partnership: The Lifesaving Collaboration Between the Global Fund…

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Ebola Epidemic Illustrates Why Water, Sanitation Key To Global Health, Development

The Hill: Ebola’s missing solution James Kowalski, dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City “…Without the resources to maintain basic personal hygiene, the foundational building block to health security is missing. The global water and sanitation crisis, ever-present in tens of thousands of villages…

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Taliban Militants’ Attacks On HCWs In Pakistan Creating Regional Vulnerability To Polio

New York Times: The Taliban’s Reign of Terror Editorial Board “Militant gunmen killed four members of a polio vaccination team in Pakistan in late November, deepening the government’s struggle against an outbreak of the disease that is threatening neighboring countries. … The Taliban vows to kill any parent or worker…

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Pakistan Prime Minister Condemns Militant Attack On Polio Workers That Left Four Dead

News outlets report on an attack on polio workers in Pakistan, which left four people dead. Agence France-Presse: Four polio vaccinators shot dead in SW Pakistan “Gunmen opened fire on a team of polio vaccinators in Pakistan’s restive southwest on Wednesday, killing four of them and forcing authorities to halt…

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Pope Calls On Nations To Share Wealth, Lower Food Waste To Combat Hunger; Yemen Minister Warns Of Child Malnutrition

News outlets report on comments made Thursday at the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome by Pope Francis and Yemen Agriculture Minister Farid Mujawar. Associated Press: Pope demands just distribution of world’s bounty “Pope Francis demanded a more just distribution of the world’s bounty for the poor and…

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Christian Institutions, Organizations Can Play Greater Role In NTD Prevention, Treatment

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Global Christianity and the Control of Its Neglected Tropical Diseases Peter Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS NTDs and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine When data from the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life are…

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In Ebola Response, Officials, HCWs Work To Gain Trust Of African Villagers Who Follow Traditional Healers

Wall Street Journal: Africa’s Village Healers Complicate Ebola Fight “…[O]fficials and health workers got residents to change behavior, accept modern medicine and break a chain of deadly infections. An important part of that work has zeroed in on dispelling rumors and debunking miracle cures health workers say [a traditional healer]…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Different Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic Responses

Inter Press Service: Ebola and ISIS: A Learning Exchange Between U.N. and Faith-based Organizations Azza Karam, senior adviser on culture at the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) “…Burying the dead in a community touches the very belief systems which give value and meaning to life. … And the opportunity to address…

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New York Times Examines Risks Humanitarian Aid Workers Face In Ebola-Hit Nations

New York Times: Doing Good in Harm’s Way “…In the anxiety and anger swirling around the questions of quarantine for health care workers returning from West Africa, the quiet heroism and determination of people like Dr. [Rick] Sacra and the organizations they work for can be forgotten. … Other kinds…

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Taliban’s Opposition To Polio Vaccinations Endangering Pakistani Children, Hindering Eradication Efforts

Central Asia Online: Taliban’s anti-polio stance endangers KP, FATA children “Taliban opposition to the oral polio vaccine (OPV) continues to endanger the lives of Pakistani children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). … The militants’ headstrong stance is provoking anger among parents. ‘We curse the…

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