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After 2 Years With No Cases, Nigeria Records 2 Polio Cases In Children

Associated Press: Nigeria reports first 2 cases of polio in years, WHO says “Nigeria has reported the first two cases of polio after more than two years, in an area newly liberated from Islamic extremists who attacked polio vaccinators in the past, the government and the World Health Organization said…

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2M People In Aleppo, Syria, Without Running Water; U.N. Urges Humanitarian Pause In Fighting To Fix Electrical System, Deliver Medical Supplies

Newsweek: Two Million People in Aleppo Don’t Have Access to Running Water: U.N. “The humanitarian crisis is escalating in the Syrian city of Aleppo, as two million people have lost their access to running water…” (Westcott, 8/9). NPR: 2 Million Residents Of War-Ravaged Aleppo Now Without Running Water “…The United…

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WHO To Convene Expert Review Group To Examine Links Between Hormonal Contraceptive Methods, Risk Of HIV Infection Among Women

WHO: Hormonal contraception and the risk of HIV acquisition in women “The World Health Organization will convene an expert review group later in 2016 to examine the links between the use of various hormonal contraceptive methods and women’s risk of HIV acquisition. The expert review group will assess whether current…

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Gender Equality, Women’s Rights Critical To Sustainable Development

Inter Press Service: Sustainable Development in Africa Will Not Be Achieved Without Women’s Full Participation Gina Din, founder and CEO of the Gina Din group “…[T]he pursuit of gender equality is not just an abstract ideal, but a prerequisite for human progress. … There is need to give women power…

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2 Years After WHO Declares Ebola International Emergency, Liberia ‘Stronger And More Unified’

TIME: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: 2 Years After Ebola, Liberia Is a Changed Nation Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of the Republic of Liberia “…Liberia has not yet quite risen from the ashes [of the Ebola epidemic], but as our nation continues to rebuild, we have grown stronger in many ways. ……

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Blog Post Discusses Action Report Examining National HIV-TB Activities

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Underfunded tuberculosis programs often solely responsible for TB-HIV activities, report finds Rabita Aziz, staff writer for “Science Speaks” and policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a recently released report from Action, titled “From Policy to Practice: How the…

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Growing Food Security Crisis Raising Alarms In South Sudan, UNICEF Says

U.N. News Centre: South Sudan: UNICEF sounds alarm on ‘catastrophic’ food insecurity in country “The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said [Friday] that it is responding to a growing food security emergency causing malnutrition in children in both rural and urban areas of crisis-gripped South Sudan…” (8/5).

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Sierra Leone More Prepared For Disease Outbreak After Ebola But Still Faces Shortcomings, Officials Say

BBC News: Is Sierra Leone ready for the next epidemic? “…[E]xactly two years since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak a global health emergency, parts of the health system are probably in the best shape they have ever been in. However, there are still ‘major shortcomings,’ according…

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WHO Continues Yellow Fever Outbreak Response Efforts In Angola, DRC

WHO: Gains in fight to control yellow fever outbreak: but response must continue “The yellow fever epidemic in Angola, first reported in late January 2016, appears to be declining, with no new cases confirmed in the last six weeks. However, WHO and partners continue to provide support to Angola as…

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Associated Press Investigates Alleged Mismanagement Of Yellow Fever Vaccine Shipments To Angola

Associated Press: U.N. bungles response to Africa’s yellow fever outbreak “The World Health Organization and its partners shipped more than six million yellow fever vaccines to Angola in February to quash an emerging epidemic, yet when they asked country officials the following month what happened to the vaccines, they discovered…

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