Outbreak: Ebola in DRC

We provide updates on the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo, now the second largest in history. ISSUES • Health, Epidemics PLACE • The Democratic Republic of the Congo (North Kivu Province and spreading) DATES • May 2018 — present ORGANIZATIONS • DRC Ministry of Health, Médecins Sans Frontières, and World Health Organization...

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Red Cross on 2018 Disasters

We review The International Red Cross 2018 World Disasters Report — which presents sobering data, incisive insights, and recommendations concerning the gap between those impacted by disasters and those who receive adequate relief. PUBLIKS REPORTS ARCHIVE YEAR • 2019 MONTH • 5 • May REPORT REVIEWDISASTER RESPONSE • HUMANITARIAN AIDREFERENCE...

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World AIDS and HIV Day

Since 1988 UN Members have participated in World AIDS Day; this year the Secretary-General’s published call is urgent, caring, persuasive.  Genre: Health, Official Day. Venue: Worldwide (all UN Member States). Dates: December 1, 2018. Sponsors: The United Nations and all UN Member States. Description: Governments and organizations based within and...

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Salomé Karwah Passes

Female Health Worker in Uniform Poses with Arms Crossed

As a survivor then carer during Liberia’s 2014-15 Ebola epidemic, Karwah inspired many; so does her death during childbirth — anguishing, preventable, sobering and focusing of attention on more chronic (though no less urgent) ailments, such as those afflicting healthcare systems in West Africa and low-resource communities. MONROVIA, LIBERIA — On...

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Julia/Julius in Uganda

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Julia/Julius Kaggwa’s intersex life and activism remind us that the struggle for self-determination can be biological, cultural, political, communal. KAMPALA, UGANDA — In a remarkably poignant and educational collaboration the Open Society Foundations and activist comics producer PositiveNegatives have crafted and presented an illustrated account of Julius Kaggwa’s precarious...

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CDC Revises Quarantine

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The CDC has revised its quarantine guidelines for future public health outbreaks — amidst ongoing debate regarding its ethics. ATLANTA, UNITED STATES — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in conjunction with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published its newly revised...

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World Health Organization

One of the major United Nations organizations created after WWII, with a broad and urgent health mandate for all humans. Created in the years soon after the Second World War, as one of the major and more well-known of the United Nations institutions seeking to engender multilateral peace and...

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