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U.S. States Isolating HCWs Returning From Ebola Zones Hurting Volunteer Recruitment

Reuters: U.S. quarantine moves hurting Ebola response in Africa: Harvard “Moves by some U.S. states to isolate medical workers returning from fighting Ebola in West Africa could worsen the global health crisis by discouraging badly needed new volunteers, according to health experts at Harvard University…” (Valdmanis, 11/25).

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CDC report reveals less than half with HIV in U.S. on meds

CDC: “Viral suppression is key for people living with HIV. Viral suppression means having very low levels of HIV in the body, even though the Read More

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Ebola and the Elderly: Focusing on a Vulnerable Population

Certain diseases like pertussis and dementia are associated with distinct populations. Pertussis is generally linked to children and dementia is generally linked to older adults. Read More

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Growing Global Vaccine Market Helping Spur Drug Companies To Pursue Ebola Vaccine

The New Yorker: The Race for an Ebola Vaccine “…So why this race to create an Ebola vaccine among Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, and Johnson & Johnson — three of the world’s biggest drug manufacturers? … [O]ver the past several years, companies have realized that the difficulties of making vaccines could be an asset, because they can…More


U.S. States Isolating HCWs Returning From Ebola Zones Hurting Volunteer Recruitment

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Reuters: U.S. quarantine moves hurting Ebola response in Africa: Harvard “Moves by some U.S. states to isolate medical workers returning from fighting Ebola in West Africa could worsen the global health crisis by discouraging badly needed new volunteers, according to health experts at Harvard University…” (Valdmanis, 11/25).


Survivor Story: Caring for Others in Sierra Leone

According to Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health there are more than 900 Ebola survivors in the country. Many of them are trying to put their lives back together after fighting for their lives, losing family members and battling social stigma. Ebola Deeply tells the story of a 23-year-old nurse who survived Ebola in Freetown.


Mating competitiveness of sterile male Anopheles coluzzii in large cages

Background: Understanding the factors that account for male mating competitiveness is critical to the development of the sterile insect technique (SIT).


Epidemiology of malaria in a village in the Rufiji River Delta, Tanzania: declining…

Background: Assessments of the epidemiology of malaria over time are needed to understand changes in transmission and guide control and elimination strategies.


Correction: A Scabies Mite Serpin Interferes with Complement-Mediated Neutrophil Functions and…

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Experience the Joy of #GivingTuesday with END7!

; How are you celebrating Giving Tuesday this year? Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation to counter the “conspicuous consumption” of the holiday season with “conspicuous compassion” on a day dedicated to giving back. The movement’s remarkable growth and momentum is highlighted in a short […]


Blog Post Recognizes 10 Global Health Advancements

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Ten global health advancements I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving Marissa Chmiola, GHTC’s communications officer, discusses 10 global health advancements, including progress in vaccine research for hookworm and dengue, development of women-specific HIV prevention methods, and formulations of pediatric tuberculosis treatments, as well as other topics (11/24).


CDC report reveals less than half with HIV in U.S. on meds

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CDC: “Viral suppression is key for people living with HIV. Viral suppression means having very low levels of HIV in the body, even though the Read More


Ebola: The Executive Summary, 11/25

To give you an overview of what’s happening in the Ebola outbreak, we’ve organized the latest developments in a curated summary.


Risk of Food Crisis in Rural Liberia, as Ebola Emerges in Remote Areas

Samwar Fallah reports from the quarantined town of Gozohn on Liberia’s central coast, where Ebola has had devastating consequences in terms of access to food.


Spatio-temporal distribution of malaria and its association with climatic factors and…

Background: Over the last decade, the incidence of confirmed malaria has declined significantly in Nepal.


Anti-malarial activity of a polyherbal product (Nefang) during early and established Plasmodium…

Background: The emerging resistance of Plasmodium species to currently available anti-malarials remains a public health concern, hence the need for new effective, safe and affordable drugs.


Introducing END7′s November Students of the Month, Ali Carter and Collin Leibold

; Throughout the year, END7 honors students who have made a significant contribution to our growing movement of student advocates dedicated to seeing the end of NTDs. This month, we are proud to extend this honor to two students who have worked together over the past year to establish an END7 presence at Georgetown University. […]


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