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Hand-Washing, to prevent Ebola in Sierra Leone. Photo: Will Wintercross/Oxfam

Turning the tide on Ebola

This briefing makes the case that public health campaigns involving community engagement and social mobilization are key aspects of reducing transmission rates, and require appropriate prioritization in the international response.

Medicine tablets

Trading Away Access to Medicines "Revisited"

Insufficient innovation and a lack of access to affordable medicines are major barriers to achieving the right to health in low- and middle-income countries.

Typhoon Parma hits the Philippines

Typhoon Parma struck the Philippines on Saturday. The storm is the country's second in eight days. The capital, Manila, escaped the worst of the storm, but the north has been harder hit. Manila has been experiencing heavy rainfall since Friday evening.

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