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WHO emergency committee: DRC Ebola outbreak “extraordinary” but not a PHEIC

While security concerns stemming from ongoing local armed conflict pose extraordinary challenges, and proximity to neighboring countries raise risks of cross border spread, the current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not meet the criteria to be declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern — or PHEIC — a committee […]

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Citing overlooked social, economic, health impacts, study estimates West Africa Ebola outbreak costs at more than $53 billion

Estimate exceeds previous estimates by more than $20 billion Deaths from non-Ebola causes contributed to highest West Africa outbreak costs, authors say During the 2013 to 2016 spread of Ebola across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, as health systems and health workers were overtaken by the impacts of the virus, about a million fewer children […]

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Site provides global view of outbreak preparedness

In July 2018, the arrival in Lagos, Nigeria of a man sick with Ebola represented a pivotal moment in the crisis that already was ravaging families, communities, health systems and economies across Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. The outbreak of the virus, which had started the previous December, unnoticed by the larger world with the […]

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Guide gives direction to the last 90

The following is a guest post By Sharon Weir, Ph.D. of MEASURE Evaluation For almost 35 years, HIV/AIDS has been a household word across the globe. […]

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Fighting TB starts with data

The following is a guest post by Stephanie Mullen, DrPH, and Jim Thomas, PhD of MEASURE Evaluation USAID announced September 26 a new approach to fight […]

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Vaccinations begin in new Zika prevention trial

A trial to test the safety of, and immune response prompted by, the latest candidate for a vaccine to protect against Zika virus infection has begun […]

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Citing overlooked social, economic, health impacts, study estimates West Africa Ebola outbreak costs at more than $53 billion

Estimate exceeds previous estimates by more than $20 billion Deaths from non-Ebola causes contributed to highest West Africa outbreak costs, authors say During the 2013 to […]