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Blog Post Underscores Importance Of Addressing Maternal Morbidity In Addition To Mortality

Humanosphere: Visualizing maternal morbidity In this guest post, Amy VanderZanden, a communications data specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), notes that while progress has been made on reducing maternal mortality, similar progress has not been realized for maternal morbidity, particularly for women in…

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Obama Praises Ebola Workers, Says Treatment Upon Return To U.S. Should Not Discourage Other Volunteers

News outlets report on comments from U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday regarding monitoring health care workers returning to the U.S. from Ebola-hit West Africa. Foreign Policy: Obama Tries Tamping Ebola Unrest Week Ahead of Election Day “With the U.S. response to Ebola at home and abroad under attack on…

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Joint Chiefs Chair Suggests 21-Day Quarantine For U.S. Military Personnel Who Served In West Africa

News outlets report on the U.S. military’s suggested guidelines for Ebola monitoring for soldiers who have served in West African nations. New York Times: Joint Chiefs Chairman Urges 21-Day Quarantine for Troops Working in Ebola Zone “Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recommended to…

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U.S. Senators To Introduce Bill Aimed At Speeding Development Of Ebola Drugs

News outlets report that leaders of the U.S. Senate Health Committee are planning on introducing a bill that would offer incentives for companies to develop Ebola treatments and vaccines. Chattanooga Times Free Press: Lamar Alexander to introduce bill to speed development of Ebola treatment “Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will…

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Australian Ebola Coordinator Questions Nation’s Visa Ban; Beijing Recommends Home Quarantine For Returned Ebola Workers

Reuters reports on Australian and Chinese efforts to reduce the risk of Ebola entering their borders. Reuters: Australian Ebola ‘tsar’ questions government’s West Africa visa ban “Australia’s newly appointed Ebola tsar challenged the government’s blanket ban on visas from West African nations affected by the deadly virus, saying the controversial…

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Text Message Reminders Could Help Patients Finish Malaria Treatment, Study Shows

News outlets report on a study published in PLOS ONE that examined how text message reminders could help patients finish malaria medications. FOX News: Simple text message reminders may help fight malaria “Text message reminders to take malaria medication may help fight the disease, found a new study published in…

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South African Researcher Wins Prize For Work On HIV Prevention

The Guardian: The South African HIV scientist who gave girls back control of their bodies “Last weekend Quarraisha Abdool Karim, one of South Africa’s top HIV researchers, became the first woman to receive a US$100,000 (£62,000) prize for developing world scientists. The prize is a welcome recognition for the 54-year-old…

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Devex Series Continues To Examine Ways To Advance Global Health

The following opinion pieces are part of Devex’s new #HealthyMeans series examining ideas to advance global health outcomes. Devex: For-profit health care: Eliminate, tolerate or stimulate? Marty Finnegan, a consultant focused on building and strengthening social enterprises “…Policy choices range from eliminating the involvement of the private sector in health…

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German NTD Network Launched

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: Newly Formed German NTD Network Poised to Advance NTD Advocacy Michelle Brooks, policy director for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, writes, “On September 22nd, the Global Network was thrilled to support a launch event for the German Network against…

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CDC Issues Guidance For Monitoring HCWs, Others Coming To U.S. From Ebola-Hit West African Nations

News outlets report on new CDC guidelines for monitoring health care workers and others coming to the U.S. from Ebola-hit West African countries. Agence France-Presse: U.S. modifies Ebola guidelines after quarantine uproar “U.S. health authorities have issued new guidelines for health workers returning from Ebola-hit nations after a firestorm of…

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