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HIV trial holds promise for preventing infection

This audio feature examines evidence that an antiretroviral pill may protect homosexual men at risk of infection.

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Improving healthcare in post-tsunami Sri Lanka

This audio slideshow visits Sri Lanka’s resilient healthcare system ten years after the natural disaster.

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Ebola funding held up by ‘inefficient’ WHO alert system

Only about a third of pledged funding has been paid since the WHO declared an emergency, says analysis.

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Gates Foundation reviews funding focus after criticism

The foundation aims to look less at technology and more at delivery to target polio and other diseases.

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Water crises seen as a top threat in next decade

Shortage of clean fresh water deemed greatest global risk in terms of impact in World Economic Forum report.

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Focus on Disability: Universal healthcare can happen


But it will mean organising health systems so that they meet disabled people’s unique needs, says Hannah Kuper.

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Meeting Africa’s mental health needs

MDG : Mental health in Liberia : Dakemue Kollie, mental health coordinator in Bong County

With few psychiatrists on the continent, could non-specialists fill the gap? Theresa Taylor investigates.

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SciDev.Net’s most influential stories in 2014


These pieces capture the contribution science is making to mainstream development, says Nick Ishmael Perkins.

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Rich and poor nations should link up to recycle e-waste

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A global system can tackle e-waste until developing countries can do so themselves, say Ruediger Kuehr and Feng Wang.

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Focus on Private Sector: A rapid strike force for aid


The Ebola response shows how firms can raise and deliver funding more quickly than other sectors, says Noshua Watson.

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Q&A: Peter Piot on the lessons from the Ebola crisis


In this podcast, Ebola’s co-discoverer discusses the new outbreak’s implications for emergency health response.

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View on Gender: A small step towards ending LGBTI persecution


The UN has attacked abuse based on sexual orientation, but Africa shows the problem’s scale, says Monica Tabengwa.

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How anthropologists help medics fight Ebola in Guinea

Cynthia GoldsmithThis colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. See PHIL 1832 for a black and white version of this image.Where is Ebola virus found in nature?The exact origin, locations, and natural habitat (known as the "natural reservoir") of Ebola virus remain unknown. However, on the basis of available evidence and the nature of similar viruses, researchers believe that the virus is zoonotic (animal-borne) and is normally maintained in an animal host that is native to the African continent. A similar host is probably associated with Ebola-Reston which was isolated from infected cynomolgous monkeys that were imported to the United States and Italy from the Philippines. The virus is not known to be native to other continents, such as North America.

These experts enabled front-line medical teams to get through to local people, reports Amzath Fassassi.

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Is the world on track for polio eradication by 2018?

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This video describes the tools available and discusses the challenges that remain for wiping out the disease.

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