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November 26, 2014

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Proposed House Bill Would Prohibit U.S. Visas For People From Countries Hit Hardest By Ebola

The Hill: Bill would prohibit visas for foreigners from Ebola-stricken countries “Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) has introduced legislation to prevent visas for people from countries afflicted by the Ebola virus. Kelly argued that the U.S. should take any means possible to limit spread of the disease…” (Marcos, 11/25).

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Moves By Some U.S. States To Isolate HCWs Returning From Ebola Zones Hurting Volunteer Recruiting Efforts, Experts Say

Reuters: U.S. quarantine moves hurting Ebola response in Africa: Harvard “Moves by some U.S. states to isolate medical workers returning from fighting Ebola in West Africa could worsen the global health crisis by discouraging badly needed new volunteers, according to health experts at Harvard University…” (Valdmanis, 11/25).

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Growing Global Vaccine Market Helping Spur Drug Companies To Pursue Ebola Vaccine

The New Yorker: The Race for an Ebola Vaccine “…So why this race to create an Ebola vaccine among Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, and Johnson & Johnson — three of the world’s biggest drug manufacturers? … [O]ver the past several years, companies have realized that the difficulties of making vaccines could be…

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Investment In Child Nutrition Could Provide Future Economic Benefits, Study Shows

Wall Street Journal: Study Ties Children’s Nutrition to Indonesia’s Future “…In a paper released [Tuesday], a team of economists commissioned by a think tank called the Copenhagen Consensus Center looks at where money can be invested in development to ensure the biggest impact. It finds that every dollar invested in…

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WHO Nutrition For Health Director Discusses ICN2 Outcomes In Devex Interview

Devex: What’s next for global nutrition efforts after ICN2 “…[A]side from the official items on the agenda [of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)], what buzz topics took center stage at the conference, what do experts now view as the main nutrition challenges, and how must we reform food…

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Focusing On Successes Of Development Will Help Foster ‘Real Change’

Foreign Policy: It’s Time to Rethink How We Do Development Matt Andrews, associate professor at the Harvard Kennedy School; Leni Wild, research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute; and Marta Foresti, director of politics and governance at ODI “…Last month, a group of experts tried to set a different tone.…

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Polio Outbreak In Pakistan Can Be Controlled In 2015, WHO Official Says

The Guardian: Pakistan polio outbreak ‘will probably be fixed next year,’ says WHO official “…So far this year, 262 cases have been detected in the country, including in Swat, an area that had been free of polio for five years. … But Elias Durry, one of the World Health Organization’s…

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Pakistan Prime Minister Condemns Militant Attack On Polio Workers That Left Four Dead

News outlets report on an attack on polio workers in Pakistan, which left four people dead. Agence France-Presse: Four polio vaccinators shot dead in SW Pakistan “Gunmen opened fire on a team of polio vaccinators in Pakistan’s restive southwest on Wednesday, killing four of them and forcing authorities to halt…

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Lawyers In Egypt Appeal Lower Court Ruling Acquitting Two Men In Death Of Girl After FGM

VOA News: Lawyers Appeal Acquittal in Egypt’s First-ever Female Genital Mutilation Trial “Lawyers in Egypt are appealing to a higher court after two men accused of causing the death of a 13-year-old girl during an illegal circumcision were acquitted last week. Activists said this is Egypt’s first attempt ever at…

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