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April 17, 2015

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In Series Of Interviews, Sierra Leonean President Outlines Ebola Recovery Needs Of West Africa

Reuters: West Africa seeks $5-6 billion aid, debts canceled: Sierra Leone’s Koroma “The Ebola-stricken nations of West Africa are asking international donors to cancel their debts and give them $5-6 billion over two years to rebuild their economies, devastated by the deadly disease, Sierra Leone’s president said on Thursday…” (Dawson,…

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U.N., NGO, Multilateral Groups Urge Continued Support For West African Nations Hit Hard By Ebola

CIDRAP News: Multilateral groups to address Ebola economic recovery “With leaders of West African leaders from Ebola-hit nations in Washington, D.C., this week for high-level talks on outbreak recovery, President Barack Obama [Wednesday] urged international partners to stay committed to the fight against the disease and to stand ready to…

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Researchers Studying Risk Of Sexual Transmission Of Ebola

New York Times: Ebola Researchers Take New Look at Risk of Sexual Transmission “Concerned about the potential for sexual transmission of Ebola, international health officials are investigating new reports of suspected cases and beginning studies to determine how often and how long the virus remains active in semen. And, for…

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Ebola-Hit Liberia Focuses On Repairing Child Health Care System

Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Liberia rebuilds devastated child health care system “…The 46-bed unit [at Liberia’s first ever children’s hospital], just opened in Monrovia by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is part of the country’s response to the challenge of repairing its wrecked health service as it emerges from the nightmare of…

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Guinea Confirms 9 New Ebola Cases In Southwest Region

Reuters: Guinea finds nine new Ebola cases near border with Sierra Leone “Guinean authorities have confirmed at least nine new cases of Ebola in the southwest region of Forecariah near the border with Sierra Leone, the area hardest hit by the year-old outbreak, a senior health official said on Thursday…”…

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World Bank-Funded Projects Have Displaced 3.4M People Over Past Decade, Investigative Report Says

Huffington Post/ICIJ: How The World Bank Broke Its Promise To Protect The Poor “…For more than three decades, the [World Bank] has maintained a set of ‘safeguard’ policies that it claims have brought about a more humane and democratic system of economic development. Governments that borrow money from the bank…

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New Health Research Partnership To Focus On Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases

The Lancet: New global center launched to address chronic diseases “A new international health research partnership plans to tackle chronic diseases ranging from diabetes to dementia in an integrated way. … The Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions (CCCC), launched in New Delhi, India, on April 7, brings together experts…

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Clean Cookstoves Can Benefit Health Of Women, Children In Nepal

Inter Press Service: Clean Cookstoves Could Change the Lives of Millions in Nepal “…According to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, over 80 percent of Nepali people use solid fuels such as wood and cow dung for cooking. In this country of 28 million, over 75 percent of households cook…

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59K Killed By Rabies Annually; More Resources Needed To Prevent Disease, Study Says

VOA News: Study: Rabies Kills 59,000 People Annually “Canine rabies kills tens of thousands of people every year and costs economies billions of dollars. A new global study said understanding the true burden of the disease may result in more resources to prevent it…” (DeCapua, 4/16).

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