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Mali Marks 7 Ebola Deaths As Questions Raised Over Hospital’s Response To Outbreak

News outlets report on Ebola in Mali, where questions are being raised about the nation’s response to two outbreaks after the death of the doctor who treated the country’s second Ebola index patient brings the number of deaths to seven. Associated Press: Mali Ebola crisis deepens with doctor’s death (Ahmed,…

Mozambique Aims To Lower Cervical Cancer Rate With Screenings, HPV Vaccinations

VOA News: Mozambique Rolls Out Cervical Cancer Vaccines for School Girls “Mozambique has one of the world’s highest rates of cervical cancer, a disease that kills 4,000 women there every year. A new plan to vaccinate 10-year-old girls could turn the tide in the fight against a devastating illness that…

First U.S.-Built Ebola Treatment Unit Finished In Liberia

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Building Ebola Treatment Units to Foster Hope, Healing in Liberia Carol Han, press officer for USAID’s Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team, discusses the construction of first Ebola treatment unit (ETU) built by the U.S. in Liberia (11/20).

Asia Pacific Nations Adopt Goal To Eliminate Malaria By 2030

UCSF Global Health Sciences: Commentary: Asia Pacific adopts game-changing goal to be malaria-free by 2030 Erika Larson, advocacy and communications manager of the Malaria Elimination Initiative at the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco, discusses the Asia Pacific malaria elimination goal, which was adopted last week…

U.S. Congress, Health Officials Say Focus On Ebola, Future Epidemics Needs To Be Maintained

News outlets report on comments made by lawmakers and public health experts during a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. CQ News: Ebola Prompts Effort to Bolster Hospital Preparedness “A bipartisan pair of senators voiced concerns Wednesday about the government’s ability to respond to future public…

In Zimbabwe, HIV Treatment Reportedly Being Disrupted By Theft, Corruption

Al Jazeera: Zimbabwe: Stealing Lives “…Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans are kept alive by antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) given freely by aid agencies on condition that they are not re-sold and that they are used for treating those in need. The drugs have played a vital role in stabilizing a situation…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Access To Toilets, Sanitation

Foreign Policy: It’s Time to Start Giving a Shit About Toilets Lauren Bohn, multimedia journalist and co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted The Guardian: Snakebites, diarrhea, and violence: why India’s rural women need toilets Seren Boyd, writer for Toilet Twinning Huffington Post: It’s Time to Break the Silence on Sanitation and…