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U.N. Declares 2015 As International Year Of Light

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: 2015 is the U.N. International Year of Light Paul T. Mungai, the science officer in the Office of UNESCO Affairs at the State Department, notes the U.N. has declared this year as the International Year of Light, writing, “Light technologies provide solutions to global challenges…

Ebola Epidemic Highlights Need To Improve Women’s Health Care In West Africa

Maternal Health Task Force’s “MHTF Blog”: New Lancet commentary makes link between Ebola and women’s health Katie Millar, technical writer for MHTF, discusses a commentary published in The Lancet Global Health “that describes the socioeconomic, biologic, and health systems connections between women’s health and the current Ebola epidemic.” She writes,…

U.N. Launches Appeal For Additional $1B To Stamp Out Ebola In West Africa

Bloomberg News: Ebola Fight Needs $1 Billion More as Outbreak Wanes “Ebola remains a global health emergency, the United Nations said today as it sought another $1 billion in donations to fight the deadly outbreak in West Africa…” (Bennett/Kitamura, 1/21). Reuters: U.N. Ebola chief calls for final $1 billion to…

Ebola Continues To Be Public Health Emergency Despite Declining Case Numbers, WHO Says

CIDRAP News: Ebola cases tumble as WHO extends public health emergency “Though Ebola cases in West Africa’s outbreak region continue to drop sharply, infections are still occurring in some hot spots and posing a threat to other countries, with the World Health Organization (WHO) announcing [Wednesday] that the situation is…

Pakistan Continues To Face Challenges In Polio Eradication Efforts

Wired’s “Superbug”: A New Polio Case in Pakistan and an Unsolved Epidemic In her blog, Maryn McKenna, a journalist and senior fellow of the Schuster Institute at Brandeis University, discusses the challenges of eliminating polio in Pakistan and “the possibility of [the disease] surging back over the rest of the world”…