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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

September 4, 2015

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Kerry Reiterates U.S. Commitment To AIDS-Free Generation At State Department Reception

Washington Blade: Kerry: U.S. ‘working towards’ AIDS-free generation “Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday during a diplomatic reception at the State Department reiterated the Obama administration’s call for a so-called AIDS-free generation. … U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Deborah Birx, who oversees the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and…

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Malnutrition Causing Stunted Growth Among Filipino Children, Report Says

News outlets highlight findings from a Save the Children report on stunting and malnutrition among children in the Philippines. Agence France-Presse: Philippine children stunted by malnutrition: welfare report “Children in the Philippines suffer from ‘sub-Saharan levels’ of malnutrition that stunts growth in a people who have traditionally been considered short…

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WHO Committee Does Not Declare MERS Emergency, Calls On Governments To Better Follow Agency’s Advice On Disease

News outlets report on a statement by the WHO’s IHR Emergency Committee on MERS. CIDRAP News: Panel says no MERS emergency amid rising concerns “An emergency committee set up to advise the World Health Organization (WHO) about steps needed to address MERS-CoV held off again on declaring a global public…

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International Community Must Take Advantage Of Opportunity To Improve Sierra Leone’s Health Care System, Britain’s Lead Ebola Doctor Says

The Guardian: Ebola doctor calls for fatal flaws in Sierra Leone health system to be addressed “The doctor who led Britain’s fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone has called on the international community to seize a ‘generational opportunity’ to strengthen the health system in the wake of the catastrophic epidemic.…

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Researchers Examine Static Electricity As Way To Attach Insecticides To Mosquito Nets, Other Surfaces

The Economist: The war on malaria: A charge that sticks “…Using static electricity [to attach insecticides to the surface of mosquito nets] … means all of the insecticide is held on the surface of a net’s fibers. Much larger doses can thus be transferred to an insect which blunders into…

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WHO Official Warns Measles Outbreak In DRC Could Worsen

The Lancet: Measles outbreak in DR Congo an ‘epidemic emergency’ “Moise Yapi looks out of the window of the WHO country office in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and sighs. ‘This measles outbreak we’re facing is bad and it could get much worse.’ Yapi is the…

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Budget Shortfalls, Administrative Changes Negatively Affecting India’s National AIDS, TB Programs

The Lancet: Budget cuts threaten AIDS and tuberculosis control in India “Bureaucratic changes and budget cuts are threatening to derail two of India’s key health initiatives — the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) and the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP). A total of 2.1 million people in India are…

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WHO Africa Regional Office Calls On Governments To More Closely Regulate Traditional Medicine Practitioners

VOA News: WHO Calls for Regulation of Traditional Medicine in Africa “…Calling upon researchers to work with traditional practitioners to produce scientific evidence on the safety, effectiveness, and quality of their products, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO’s regional director for Africa, issued a letter urging governments to strengthen regulatory bodies…

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Liberia To Remain Vigilant After WHO Declares End Of Ebola Transmission In Country

News outlets continue to report on the WHO’s declaration that Ebola transmission has ended in Liberia. Associated Press: Ebola transmissions over in Liberia, enters 90-day watch “The World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free for a second time on Thursday after the country hardest hit by the deadly virus saw a…

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