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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Food Safety Conference

FAO, WHO, WTO host a conference in Addis Ababa on the future of world food safety for peoples, economies, environments. Genre: Health, Food, Conferences. Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dates: February 12-13, 2019. Convenors/Sponsors: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and the African Union....

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WHO on Emergencies

WHO convenes a high-level meeting on current knowledge and experience regarding emergency crisis response for global and globalizing cities. Genre: Health, Public Health Emergencies, Conferences. Venue: Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France. Dates: December 3-4, 2018. Convenors/Sponsors: The World Health Organization and the Government of France. Part of a series that...

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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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Brasil Oferece PrEP ao HIV

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O Ministério da Saúde anunciou sua distribuição de medicamentos antirretrovirais como profilaxia, para reduzir o risco da infecção pelo HIV. SÃO PAULO, BRASIL — O Ministério da Saúde do Governo do Brasil, esta semanha, anunciou o início da distribuição de medicamentos antirretrovirais para reduzir o risco da infecção pelo...

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Salomé Karwah Passes

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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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ACA Repeal on HIV Care

Map Showing in Blue States With Plans to Expand Medicaid

Calls for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act have produced analysis of its likely effect on vulnerable populations, chronic care, those living with HIV.   THE UNITED STATES — A number of editorials have expressed significant concern over the health of those living chronically with HIV under the...

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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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