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- Ebola's Aftermath: A West Africa Update
February 23, 2017
With the publication of the new book The Politics of Fear: Médecins Sans Frontières and the West African Ebola Epidemic, MSF provides a deeper reflection around the response to the outbreak in 2014-2015. What was the motivation for some of the response decisions? Were there effective medical advances that emerged from the intervention?
- Ebola and Public Health: The Politics of Fear
February 22, 2017Location:
NYU Langone Medical CenterNew York
- MSF Welcomes Kenyan High Court Ruling Against Closure of Dadaab Refugee Camps
MSF welcomes today's ruling by the Kenyan High Court, which declared the closure of the Dadaab refugee camps illegal and reinstated Kenya's Department of Refugee Affairs.English
AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine
- Africa: Poverty is Sexist, Bill and Melinda Gates Say in Annual Letter
[allAfrica] Bill and Melinda Gates have released their annual letter, and this time it is addressed to their "dear friend" Warren Buffett, who donated most of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in order to fight disease and reduce inequity.
- Zimbabwe: Over 100 Million Condoms Distributed in 2016 - Report
[New Zimbabwe] OVER 100 million condoms were distributed in 2016 up from 80 million in 2014 during the same period, the ministry of health has said.
- Zimbabwe: Civil Servants Reject Health Insurance Scheme
[The Herald] Civil servants yesterday rejected the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), saying the prevailing economic conditions are not conducive for such a scheme as Government is struggling to meet its current obligations to its employees. Civil servants, through the Apex Council, a body bringing together civil servants' unions, said although the scheme is noble, but Government does not have financial muscle to augment its sustenance because of the negative economic conditions.
BBC News - Health
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- Ebola 'super-spreaders' cause most cases
Nearly two-thirds of cases in the west African outbreak were caused by just 3% of people.
- Asthma sufferers 'struggling with their sex lives'
"No-one asks how it affects our relationship," says one sufferer.
- Cancer drugs may be delayed after Brexit, say experts
Britain faces being "at the back of the queue" for new medicines once it leaves the EU, experts warn.
Science – TIME
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- Early cancer diagnosis saves lives, cuts treatment costs
New guidance from WHO, launched ahead of World Cancer Day (4 February), aims to improve the chances of survival for people living with cancer by ensuring that health services can focus on diagnosing and treating the disease earlier.
- WHO Executive Board announces the names of the 3 nominees for the post of WHO Director-General
WHO Executive Board announces the names of the 3 nominees for the post of WHO Director–General.
- WHO Executive Board agrees on an initial short list of candidates to the post of WHO Director-General
WHO Executive Board agrees on an initial short list of candidates to the post of WHO Director-General