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Ebola outbreak: In second week, cases and deaths in North Kivu have surpassed those of three-month Equateur outbreak just ended

With Ebola confirmation in seven health workers, hospital staff of 74 on leave, replaced, WHO leader says With 57 apparent Ebola cases — 30 of which are confirmed — and 41 deaths so far from the outbreak that was recognized in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province two weeks ago, the toll of […]

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What we’re reading: Latest DRC Ebola outbreak poses new challenges, highlights ongoing R & D, training and resource needs

Sustained US preparedness needed for Ebola and other pan-epidemic threats – Dr. Daniel Lucey of Georgetown University’s O’Neil Institute is familiar both with the on-the-ground obstacles to preventing the spread of disease with pandemic potential, and the on-the-ground consequences of delayed or inadequate responses. Having completed two volunteer stints caring for patients during the 2013-2016 […]

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Ebola vaccine launch in North Kivu highlights urgency of seizing opportunities, closing health security gaps

Ebola vaccine deployment reflects progress, need for ongoing strides in surveillance, laboratory resources, training Research toward the development of an Ebola vaccine had languished for more than a decade when the gravity of the outbreak in West Africa was recognized in 2014. Although the virus, and its potential to spread quickly and devastatingly in remote […]

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UNAIDS global HIV data shows “miles to go”

The tale of two global HIV responses continues to unfold this week, in data released by UNAIDS in the run-up to the 22nd International AIDS Conference […]


Advocates hail South Africa bedaquiline recommendation, replacing toxic injection for patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis

Medicine represents third choice over “deaf or dead” for many patients, health worker/tuberculosis survivor-founded organization says Praising the treatment policy decision of South Africa health officials […]

Research & Development

WHO Essential Diagnostics List provides guide to tools needed for global health responses

Tools to diagnose and monitor HIV, hepatitis B and C, and tuberculosis, as well as resistance to first-line TB treatment are among the tests included in […]


Collection supporting HIV data gathering provides support for front lines

The following is a guest post by By Jackie Hellen, MPH of  MEASURE Evaluation Community workers and program managers work tirelessly to control HIV at the local […]