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WHO Validates Cuba As First Nation To Eliminate Mother-To-Child HIV, Syphilis Transmission

News outlets report on the WHO’s validation of Cuba as the first nation to eliminate mother-to-child HIV and syphilis transmission. Agence France-Presse: Cuba becomes first nation to eliminate mother-to-child HIV “Cuba on Tuesday became the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the World…

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2nd Ebola Case Confirmed In Previously Disease-Free Liberia; At Least 33 People Under Quarantine

Agence France-Presse: Liberia announces return of Ebola “Liberia announced the return of Ebola on Tuesday following the death of a 17-year-old boy, dealing a worrying blow to the country’s recovery three months after its last known case…” (Dosso, 6/30). The Hill: Ebola returns to virus-free Liberia “…The fresh case, which…

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USAID Innovation Specialist Discusses Data Flow, Technology In Ebola Response

USAID’s “Impact”: Q&A: How technology is transforming Ebola response efforts Clara Wagner, a former intern for USAID’s Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs, interviews “Eric King, an innovation specialist with the Digital Development Team in the Global Development Lab, [who] worked on USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) in Liberia…

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WHO-Approved Circumcision Device Cleared For Use In Adolescents

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: ShangRing: WHO approval of second nonsurgical circumcision device sets stage for accelerated access to HIV prevention measure Antigone Bartone, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the WHO’s approval of a new circumcision device called ShangRing, the first of its kind to…

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International Support, Political Will Can Help Belarus Work Toward Ending AIDS Epidemic

Huffington Post: Postcard From Belarus Michel D. Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “…Belarus has succeeded in maintaining an overall low prevalence (0.4 percent) and incidence rates of HIV, about a third lower than its immediate neighbors. … Belarus has made spectacular…

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Philanthropists, Business Leaders, Others Critical To Ending Malaria

Huffington Post U.K.: The World’s Greatest Minds Challenge Mankind’s Oldest Disease James Whiting, executive director of Malaria No More U.K. “…Brilliant business minds and entrepreneurial approaches to tackling malaria are in our DNA and paramount to our future work. 10 years ago Wall Street pioneer Ray Chambers co-founded Malaria No…

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Sexual Intercourse, Traditional Practices Continue To Transmit Ebola In West Africa

GlobalPost: Love in the time of Ebola: How sex is keeping the outbreak alive “…Sierra Leonean and international health officials have ordered Ebola survivors — about 9,130 people in the country — to abstain from sex for 90 days after they recover because the virus can linger in semen for…

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UNAIDS Executive Director Speaks To Devex About Ending AIDS By 2030

Devex: Invest in health to end AIDS by 2030 “The movement to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 has not only rallied global health and development organizations, but has also gained the support of governments and the private sector. But how can the global development community push…

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More Secondary Schooling Reduces Risk Of HIV Infection In Botswana, Especially Among Women, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: Longer schooling brakes AIDS spread “Longer schooling seems to be an effective and affordable way to cut the risk of HIV infection in AIDS-endemic countries, according to the results of a study in Botswana published Monday. Data collected among 7,018 people in Botswana found that an extra year…

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Myanmar Records More Than 10K Dengue Cases This Year Despite Nationwide Control Measures, Health Ministry Says

Xinhua News/GlobalPost: Over 10,000 people infected dengue fever in Myanmar so far this year “Dengue fever has infected more than 10,000 people in Myanmar in the first half of this year, killing more than 40 people, according to the Ministry of Health Monday. … An anti-dengue fever project official said…

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