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11th Sierra Leonean Doctor Dies Of Ebola; HCWs Demand Better Care When Infected

Associated Press: Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies “One of Sierra Leone’s most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said…” (Roy-Macaulay/Diallo, 12/18). Reuters: Sierra Leone’s leading doctor dies of Ebola “…His death brings…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Impacts Of Ebola Epidemic

The Lancet: Ebola: protection of health care workers Editorial Board “…Prevention of Ebola in health-care workers is crucial to improve the health response to all causes of morbidity and mortality in affected countries” (12/27). The Lancet: Offline: Can Ebola be a route to nation-building? Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet…

Coalition Partners Working To Eliminate Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis

Huffington Post: Uniting to Stop the Worms David Addiss, director of Children Without Worms “…At the second anniversary of the London Declaration on NTDs in April 2014, nine partners added pledges of over US$120 million toward [soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH)] control and prevention and helped establish the STH Coalition — now…

Experimental Blood Cell Transplants To Treat HIV Fail, Researchers Report

Associated Press: A fresh setback for efforts to cure HIV infection “Researchers are reporting another disappointment for efforts to cure infection with the AIDS virus. Six patients given blood cell transplants similar to one that cured a man known as ‘the Berlin patient’ have failed, and all six patients died…”…

amfAR Grants Will Support Research On HIV Service Delivery Among Key Populations In LMICs

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research: amfAR Announces New Grants to Support Implementation Science Research Among Key Affected Populations “In an effort to address the unrelenting disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on gay men, other men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender individuals — collectively known as ‘GMT’ –…

Experts Call For Focus On Localized Ebola Outbreaks To Slow West African Epidemic

Devex: Battle against Ebola to go ‘mini, local’ — experts “…Fighting [Ebola] in West Africa now requires smaller but more medical teams in the countryside while stakeholders are increasingly thinking about how to address the long-term effects of the outbreak, according to sources who attended Friday a high-level meeting with…

Innovation, Increased Resources, Cooperation Can Eradicate Malaria

Huffington Post: The World Health Organization’s Annual World Malaria Report Martin Edlund, CEO of Malaria No More “…Now is the moment to put the world on a path to eradicating malaria within a generation, a feat that would rank as one of the greatest humanitarian achievements in history. To do…