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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Trial’s Initial Results ‘Promising,’ WHO’s Chan Says Ahead Of Data Publication

Agence France-Presse: Ebola vaccine shows ‘promising’ results: WHO “Preliminary results of tests on an Ebola vaccine to be published in British science magazine The Lancet later Friday have shown ‘promising’ results, World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan said…” (7/31). Reuters: WHO’s Chan says initial results from Ebola vaccine trial ‘promising’…

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More Than 70K Births In Liberia Unrecorded During Ebola Outbreak, Leaving Children Vulnerable To Trafficking, Denial Of Services, UNICEF Warns

New York Times: Liberia: Ebola Stalls Birth Registrations “The births of more than 70,000 children in Liberia during the Ebola crisis were never recorded, leaving them vulnerable to marginalization as noncitizens, denial of government services, trafficking, and illegal adoption, UNICEF reported Thursday…” (Gladstone, 7/30). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Ebola disrupts Liberia…

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Yemen Humanitarian Operations Threatened By Air Strikes Targeting HCWs, Hospitals, MSF Warns; U.N. Food Aid Distribution Begins In Aden

The Guardian: Civilians and hospitals targeted in Yemen air strikes, warns medical charity “The ongoing air strikes and deliberate targeting of civilians and health workers in Yemen are jeopardizing humanitarian operations in the country, denying thousands of people basic medical care, the head of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned…”…

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Global Population To Hit 8.5B By 2030, With India To Surpass China As Most Populous Nation By 2022, U.N. Estimates Show

News outlets report on the U.N.’s 2015 Revision of World Population Prospects, published Wednesday. The Guardian: Global population set to hit 9.7 billion people by 2050 despite fall in fertility “Despite a continuing slowdown in the rate of population growth, it is ‘almost inevitable’ that the number of people on…

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New Ebola Cases In West Africa At Lowest Level In Past Year; WHO Warns Of Possible New Outbreak In Sierra Leone

Agence France-Presse: Ebola cases fall to year low but WHO warns of trouble ahead “The World Health Organization on Wednesday hailed the fewest weekly infections for over a year in the West African Ebola epidemic, but warned they were braced for a significant new outbreak in Sierra Leone…” (7/29). CIDRAP…

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Ebola-Hit West African Nations Look To Rebuild Agriculture Sectors, Bolster Food Security

Christian Science Monitor: How West Africa is ramping up food security after Ebola outbreak “As the West African countries heaviest hit by the Ebola outbreak look to rebuild, food security and nutrition will be key to combating the lingering effects of the disease. … The World Food Programme (WFP) estimates…

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On World Day, WHO, Partners Urge World To ‘Act Now’ To Prevent Hepatitis

U.N. News Centre: ‘Prevent hepatitis; Act now,’ declares U.N. on World Day targeting hepatitis B and C “Marking World Hepatitis Day 2015, which falls on 28 July in honor of the birthday of the scientist who discovered the hepatitis B virus and its first vaccine, the United Nations World Health…

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Stakeholders Begin To Examine Funding Needs To Prevent, Treat Global Hepatitis Infections

Devex: Where should money go to manage global health’s ‘silent epidemic’? “…Unlike other diseases like HIV and AIDS and tuberculosis — which would need an estimated $22 billion to $24 billion, and $8 billion, respectively, according to statistics released by relevant stakeholders — hepatitis does not yet have a ballpark…

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Additional Funding, More Efficient Spending Needed To End AIDS Epidemic

Toronto Star: The future of AIDS is up to us Ilana Landsberg-Lewis, executive director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, and Lee Waldorf, policy director at the foundation “Win or lose? This is the question posed by a series of reports on the state of the global AIDS epidemic — reports…

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Eastern Europe, Central Asia Should Expand HIV Treatment Access For Drug Users, U.N. Envoy Says

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: IAS 2015: HIV surges in Eastern Europe and Central Asia while drug users are denied lifesaving services and donors retreat Reporting from the 2015 International AIDS Society conference, Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a presentation made by Michel…

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