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Obama Administration To Shift $81M From Various Government Programs To Fund Zika Vaccine Research

ABC News: Feds Use Funds for Medicaid, Children’s Services to Avoid Delaying Zika Vaccine Research “Federal health officials have been forced to take $81 million in funds from various government programs, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Administration for Children and Families, in order to avoid…

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U.S. Surgeon General Encourages Puerto Rico To Ramp Up Zika Prevention Public Education Campaign

Associated Press: U.S. official urges Puerto Rico to step up fight against Zika “The U.S. surgeon general on Thursday urged Puerto Rico to step up its public education campaign against Zika as he warned that 25 percent of the island will be infected with the mosquito-borne virus by year’s end.…

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NPR Examines Efforts To Eliminate River Blindness

NPR: How Worm Warriors Are Beating An Unbeatable Worm “How do you get rid of river blindness? It’s all about the worm. … But that cycle of transmission and infection is so complex that until recently, many experts believed elimination as a goal was unattainable. Now the World Health Organization…

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Hair Salon-Based Contraceptive Educational Program To Expand From Guinea’s Rural Areas To Cities

The Guardian: Conakry hairdressers dispense cut-and-dried contraceptive advice to women “…Five salons across Conakry have been dispensing family planning advice since 2012, and they have been so successful that the project — the brainchild of Jhpiego, a health organization associated with Johns Hopkins University in the U.S. — is about…

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Continuous Support For Mass Treatment Could Lead To River Blindness Eradication

Los Angeles Times: Can river blindness enter the elite club of eradicated diseases? Matshidiso Moeti, WHO’s regional director for Africa “…Completely eliminating onchocerciasis [also referred to as river blindness] from all areas where it is known to exist would take the world to an extremely rare place: disease eradication. ……

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USAID Announces First-Round Winners In Combating Zika Grand Challenge

Science Speaks: From a human-scented mosquito trap to rapid diagnostics, USAID funds research and development against Zika “A research center in Tanzania will develop inexpensive sandals treated to ward off mosquito bites. Investigators at Johns Hopkins will create a human-scented trap to lure mosquitoes. In Sao Paolo, Brazil, inventors will…

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PolitiFact Examines Bill Clinton’s Statements On Hillary Clinton’s Efforts To Increase Number Of People On HIV Treatment Under PEPFAR

PolitiFact: Bill Clinton: Hillary tripled AIDS treatment without spending more “…Bill Clinton said [during his Democratic convention speech that] when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, she tripled the number of people with AIDS whose ‘lives are being saved,’ and it didn’t cost taxpayers any more money. Clinton took some…

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To Prevent Drug-Resistant HIV, World Needs To Strengthen Antiretroviral Drug Delivery Systems, Patient Adherence

The Guardian: How to combat the threat of HIV drug resistance Steven Hong, assistant professor at Tufts University “…Globally, HIV drug resistance is on the rise. … We must act now to help people adhere to their treatment plans, before it’s too late. … Drug resistance will rise when [antiretroviral…

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Zika Spreading Quickly In Puerto Rico But Prevention Efforts Challenged By Mistrust, Complacency

NPR: Puerto Rico’s Efforts To Stop Zika Are Hampered By Mistrust, Disease Overload “Puerto Rico has more reported cases of Zika than many other places in the region, and the number of cases continues to rise. Unfortunately, Zika is just one of the island’s many problems…” (Beaubien, 8/10).

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Poor Sanitation, Lack Of Access To Clean Water Increase Risk Of Disease Outbreaks In Sierra Leone, Liberia, WaterAid Says

Agence France-Presse: S. Leone, Liberia risk Ebola-like outbreaks from poor sanitation “Sierra Leone and Liberia risk new deadly epidemics akin to the impact of the Ebola virus due to lack of clean water and hygienic conditions in most homes, an NGO warned Tuesday. WaterAid said the two provisions were the…

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