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An article from the Times of India
January 5, 2016 - In a world where various pressing humanitarian challenges continue to prevail, Rotary International—one of the world's largest humanitarian service organizations—by way of one of its major corporate projects, has already managed...
An article from the World Bank Group Blog
January 5, 2016 - Amid the devastating effects of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak to human lives, communities, institutions, systems and the economy, there are lessons to be learned for the region to be better prepared to handle future outbreaks.  ...
An article from National Geographic
January 4, 2016 - As Yogi Berra (or Niels Bohr or Samuel Goldwyn) is supposed to have said, it’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. It’s especially dangerous to try to predict the behavior of infectious diseases, when...
An article from Voice of America
January 4, 2016 - As 2016 begins, Daddy Hasan Kamara, one of more than 4,000 Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone, is grateful to have his children with him. They mean the world to him.    Nine of his family members were not so lucky and died from the...
An article from the WHO
January 4, 2016 - Between 29 November and 17 December 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 4 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 2 deaths...
Un article de Sciences et Avenir
January 4, 2016 - DENGUE. Une augmentation de 550% du nombre de cas de dengue a été enregistrée au Brésil en 2015. Selon le secrétariat à la Santé, cette fièvre tropicale qui se propage par la piqûre du moustique tigre a touché 67.253 personnes...
An article from the Lancet
January 1, 2016 - Use of ChAd3-EBO-Z Ebola virus vaccine in Malian and US adults, and boosting of Malian adults with MVA-BN-Filo: a phase 1, single-blind, randomised trial, a phase 1b, open-label and double-blind, dose-escalation trial, and a...
An article from the Lancet
January 1, 2016 - Since the beginning of the century, the number of measles-related deaths has fallen substantially; between 2000 and 2014 mass immunisation efforts prevented an estimated 17·1 million deaths worldwide, and the number of cases...
An article from the UNHCR
December 31, 2015 - Health workers at the world's largest refugee complex in Kenya are gaining the upper hand in battling a cholera outbreak that has killed 10 people and sickened around 1,000 others since it broke out last month amid rains linked...
An article from Voice of America
December 31, 2015 - Malawi is experiencing an outbreak of cholera, two months after the start of the rainy season. Health authorities say the water-borne disease has hit most residents of three districts around Lake Chilwa in eastern Malawi.   The...
Un article de Alter-Presse
December 30, 2015 - Le Comité de coordination des Organisations non gouvernementales (Ong) en Haïti (Cco en Haïti) [1] encourage les acteurs nationaux et internationaux, notamment les bailleurs de fonds, à continuer à apporter leur soutien dans la...
An article from Scientific American
December 30, 2015 - When female Aedes Aegypti mosquito sups on the blood of its human victims it too often deposits the virus that causes dengue, causing as many as 400 million infections per year worldwide. Severe forms of the painful, flu-like...
Un article de Jeune Afrique
December 15, 2015 - Selon le rapport 2015 de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) sur le paludisme, si la maladie recule partout dans le monde, 90% des décès sont survenus en Afrique. Plus « aucun cas autochtone de paludisme » en Europe. Une...
An article from Fortune
December 14, 2015 - HIV transmission from mother to child is a major, and preventable, factor in the ongoing prevalence of AIDS in Africa. While transmission rates are below 5% with effective prenatal treatment, the World Health Organization says...
Por EFE - La Nacion
December 14, 2015 - Río de Janeiro El centro de investigaciones Instituto Butantan inició hoy la última y definitiva fase de pruebas de una vacuna contra el dengue desarrollada por científicos brasileños y que se ha mostrado eficaz en los...
An article from the UN Foundation Blog
December 11, 2015 - Last week, the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance approved a measles and rubella strategy that will provide an additional $220 million to measles and rubella activities from 2016-2020. In total, Gavi will invest $820 million...
An article from AllAfrica
December 10, 2015 - The United Nations AIDS (UNAIDS) programme in Nigeria said it would partner the Federal Government in domestically sourcing funds and drugs for the control of HIV/AIDS in the country.   The Country Director of UNAIDS, Dr Bilali...
An article from Reuters
December 10, 2015 - BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Janet Dube knows the pain of raising a child born with HIV.   Her four-year-old son is one of an estimated 170,000 children living with HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe, and figures...
An article from UN News Centre
December 9, 2015 - The world is making “significant progress” toward malaria elimination with prevention and treatment efforts saving more than 660 million lives and $900 million in case management costs since 2001, the World Health Organization (...
Un article de Le Monde
December 9, 2015 - Enfin une bonne nouvelle pour Sanofi. Embarrassé depuis des mois par les contre-performances de sa division diabète, le groupe pharmaceutique tricolore a annoncé, mercredi 9 décembre, avoir reçu le feu vert des autorités...

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