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Global Health Weekly Update - Monday, December 1, 2008

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    Global Health Weekly Update - Monday, December 1, 2008 The Global Health Council is the world s largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by
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      Global Health Weekly Update - Monday, December 1, 2008
      The Global Health Council is the world's largest membership alliance
      dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world.

      For updated news and events throughout the day, visit
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      The following global health news, events and resources have been
      added to our web site within the last seven days:

      1. Notes from the Field
      2. News & Events
      Global Health Council News
      Member Organization News
      News from Other Sources
      Upcoming Events
      3. Information Sources
      4. Career Network
      Jobs at the Council
      Job Openings
      Job Wanted Resumes
      5. Global Health Council Publications


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      **Notice Board**
      ============================

      Donate
      Share your holiday celebrations to those in need. Make a donation to
      the Global Health Council or fundraise on its behalf at:
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      Support the Global Health Council while searching and shopping online.
      You can download a toolbar so that you give with every search. In
      return, iGive gives special savings opportunities to its shoppers.
      The Council receives $0.02 for every search, and even more when you
      shop at your favorite retailers by going to them from iGive:
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      Holiday Greetings
      Send holiday greetings and benefit the Global Health Council at the
      same time. With purchase of these holiday cards, the Council receives
      a portion of the proceeds. Visit today and spread good cheer:
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      Human Rights Hero: The Council Recognized by American Bar
      Association -
      The Council risked its very existence to ensure that the valiant work
      being done worldwide in support of the most vulnerable among us will
      continue. That is the kind of courageous humanitarianism that makes a
      Human Rights Hero.
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      Nominations now open!
      2009 Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health & Human Rights
      Dr. Mann focused the world's attention on the fundamental idea that
      improved health can not be achieved without basic human rights, and
      that these rights are meaningless without health.
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      Facebook
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      Finding Work in Global Health
      This book is a practical guide for job-seekers or anyone who wants to
      make the world a healthier place. The latest 2005 edition written by
      Garth Osborn and Patrician Ohmans includes a preface by Nils
      Daulaire, MD, MPH, President and CEO of the Global Health Council.
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      Global Health Opportunities 2008 Update - New Health Systems Fact
      Sheets
      The 2008 Global Health Opportunities updated reports are now
      available online with updated numbers, funding and policy
      information. New for this year are one-pagers on health systems --
      Understanding Health Systems, Health Systems Interventions and Health
      Systems - Research Needs. Also new are one-pagers on key
      interventions for child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and
      other infectious diseases.
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      **2009 Conference Notice Board**
      ============================

      36th Annual International Conference on Global Health New
      Technologies + Proven Strategies = Healthy Communities

      May 26 - 30, 2009, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.
      For the latest conference news and information, visit:
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      Attention-Students and New Professionals: Two Days Left!
      NIGH Abstract Submission Deadline: Wednesday, December 3.
      The New Investigators in Global Health program highlights exemplary
      research, policy and advocacy initiatives of new and future leaders
      in global health, and empowers participants with advocacy skills.
      Submit now.
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      Auxiliary Event Reservations Now Open
      Celebrate your organization's successful programs and partnerships,
      launch new products, and network with a diverse group of global
      health professionals.
      Contact Melissa Goduti at mgoduti@... to place your
      reservation.
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      Nominations for ALL 2009 Awards now Open!

      2009 Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights
      Nominations close January 15, 2009
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      2009 Excellence in Media Award for Global Health
      Nominations close January 30, 2009
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      2009 Best Practices in Global Health Award
      Nominations close February 13, 2009
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      Conference Sponsorship Opportunities Available
      Contribute to key educational and networking experiences for
      conference attendees.
      Choose a leadership package or an a la carte sponsorship of a
      particular event, or item.
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      Do you make your travel arrangements to conference via Priceline,
      Travelocity, Orbitz, Expedia or thru a specific airline?
      Search for and book your airfare thru the iGive shopping network and
      the Council will receive a donation based on the amount of your
      purchase.
      To book now, visit:
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      Hotel and Travel Information now available. Make your travel
      arrangements now:
      Online Room Reservations at the Omni now available-Rooms sell out in
      advance of the May 12 deadline, so be sure to book early.
      Raptim Travel, a travel-related services company exclusively to the
      international health and humanitarian field and a member of the
      Global Health Council, is pleased to assist conference attendees with
      travel arrangements to the annual conference.
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      ============================
      Global Health TV Highlights
      ============================

      High Hopes for New American President
      A discussion with Global Health Council Director of Policy
      Communications Laura Barnitz and Director of Government Relations
      Smita Baruah on the hopes of the global health community for U.S.
      President-Elect Barack Obama.
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      =======================
      1. Notes From the Field
      =======================

      Get Beyond Firewood
      Every day, millions of refugee women and girls around the world
      venture out of the relative safety of their camps in search of
      firewood for cooking.
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      More Notes From the Field:
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      2. News & Events
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      ***** Global Health Council News *****
      A Community Meeting with Countdown to 2015: Sharing the Evidence Base
      for Advancing Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
      Partners Forum: Tues., Dec. 9, 2008 at the Global Health Council,
      Washington, D.C. Please join the Council to discuss how we can best
      utilize the Countdown findings to develop a common message to
      policymakers and bring about improved policies and programs.
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      ***** Member Organization News *****
      Food Crisis, Poverty Spur Child Marriages, Grim Realities for Girls
      World Vision's "Being an Afghan Girl" project features child brides,
      school bans on girls.
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      UMB's Shigella Vaccine Licensed to PATH
      UMB has licensed a pediatric vaccine against Shigella bacteria to
      PATH, an international nonprofit group, to support clinical trials,
      with the goal of developing a vaccine suitable for children in
      resource-poor countries.
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      Act From the Heart: Join ADRA in Commemorating World AIDS Day
      The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is preparing to
      commemorate the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, December 1, with
      the release of the 2008 ADRA World AIDS Day kit.
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      University of Michigan Receives $3M Grant to Strengthen Health
      Systems in Ghana
      The University of Michigan has received a $3M grant from the Bill &
      Melinda Gates Foundation to work with Ghanaian health experts and
      authorities to strengthen human resources for health in Ghana.
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      Merck, Glaxo Rotavirus Vaccines May Be Recommended by WHO for Global
      Use
      Vaccines against rotavirus, the main cause of severe diarrhea in
      preschoolers, may win recommendation for global use by the World
      Health Organization.
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      ***** News From Other Sources *****
      On World AIDS Day, UN Officials Call for Continued Momentum to Tackle
      Disease
      Top United Nations officials have marked World AIDS Day today by
      calling for vigilant efforts to build on earlier successes in the
      fight against the global epidemic and stressed the need to eliminate
      discrimination against sufferers of the disease.
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      UN Report Urges Greater Efforts to Improve Child Survival in Africa
      Africa, and particularly sub-Saharan Africa, remains the most
      difficult place in the world for a child to survive, says a new
      report by the UNICEF, which also calls for greater efforts to improve
      the lives of the continent's youngest citizens.
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      Study Cites Toll of AIDS Policy in South Africa
      The Harvard study concluded that the policies grew out of President
      Thabo Mbeki's denial of the well-established scientific consensus
      about the viral cause of AIDS and the essential role of
      antiretroviral drugs in treating it.
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      Call to Outlaw Genital Mutilation
      The Government has been urged to introduce a specific law banning
      female genital mutilation in the (UK) Republic.
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      Burundi: Cholera Outbreak Affects 42 in Northeast
      At least 42 people have been afflicted in an outbreak of cholera in
      the north-eastern province of Cibitoke, according to health officials.
      http://ent.groundspring.org/EmailNow/pub.php?
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      Universal HIV Tests Would Have Big Impact: Study
      Near-universal HIV tests and immediate drug treatment for people who
      test positive would almost eliminate transmission of the deadly virus
      within a decade, a computer model showed.
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      HIV/AIDS in the Workplace - A Case for Diversity and Inclusion
      1st December 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day. The
      2008 Report on the global AIDS epidemic confirms that the world is
      making some real progress in its response to AIDS.
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      Ivory Coast Threatened With a Resurgence of River Blindness
      River blindness is one of a handful of diseases hovering close to
      eradication but hard to finish off. Now chances of a resurgence
      appear to be increasing in the Kossou Dam area of Ivory Coast, where
      a drive against it was once centered.
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      Sierra Leone: Pregnant Women to Pay After Delivery Service
      The deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Hon. Sheku Tejan
      Koroma, has said that pregnant women should pay delivery fees after
      they have delivered their babies.
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      Abortion to Remain a Crime in Uruguay After Congress Vote
      Lawmakers failed to muster enough votes for a measure that would have
      ended Uruguay's 70-year-old ban on abortion, meaning the procedure
      will remain a crime in this socially conservative country.
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      Egypt: Contingency Planning for an Avian Flu Pandemic
      Egypt, the country hit hardest by avian flu in the Middle East, is
      working on preventative measures to stop a potential human influenza
      pandemic.
      http://ent.groundspring.org/EmailNow/pub.php?
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      Study: Misconceptions "Still Cause AIDS Stigma" in China
      Public misconceptions surrounding AIDS in China still cause
      discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS, a United Nations
      official said.
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      New Type of Ebola Virus Discovered
      A new species of the deadly Ebola virus has been identified by
      American and Ugandan scientists.
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      AIDS Official: HIV Spreading Fast in Russia
      A top Russian anti-AIDS coordinator lambasted the government's
      approach to fighting HIV, saying the number of registered cases was
      growing 10 percent a year despite increased federal funding.
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      Inside-Out Cells Offer Target for Antiviral Drugs
      An experimental drug cured guinea pigs infected with a fatal
      hemorrhagic fever virus, raising hope for its use in a broad range of
      viral diseases including influenza, hepatitis C, HIV, Ebola and
      others, U.S. researchers said.
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      Indonesia's Papua Plans to Tag AIDS Sufferers
      Indonesia's Papua province is set to pass a bylaw that requires some
      HIV/AIDS patients to be implanted with microchips in a bid to prevent
      them infecting others, a lawmaker said.
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      A Big Shift for China's AIDS Fight: Condoms for Those Who Need Them
      AIDS, which has long thrived quietly on the fringes of Chinese
      society among drug addicts and recipients of tainted blood donations,
      is on the verge of going mainstream here.
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      ***** Upcoming Events *****
      For upcoming events, please visit our calendar
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      =======================
      3. Information Sources
      =======================

      Youth InfoNet 51
      Monthly e-newsletter on youth reproductive health and HIV
      prevention, with new resources.
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      The Drum Beat 470 - Communication and Change News and Issues
      This issue of The Drum Beat features a small selection of summaries
      available on The Communication Initiative website from 3 of our
      knowledge sections - Evaluations, Experiences, and Materials.
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      More Information Sources:
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      4. Career Network - Job Openings and Job Wanted Resumes
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      ***** Job Openings at the Council *****
      Senior Associate for Policy Series
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      Administrative Assistant - D.C.
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      Corporate Relations Internship
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      Global Health Advocacy Campaign Internship
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      Research and Analysis Internship
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      Government Relations Internship
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      Public Outreach Department Internship
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      Technology Internship
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      Publications Internship
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      Conference Internship
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      Membership Internship
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      Website Internship
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      Policy Communications Internship
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      ***** Job Openings *****
      Research Associate / Malaria Analyst
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      Applied Statistician: Health Outcomes and Related Policy
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      Clinical Trials Specialist (545)
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      Maternal Child Health (MCH) Advisor
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      HIV/AIDS Advisor
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      Director of Finance and Administration
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      Chief of Party
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      Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
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      Community and Home Care Health Advisor
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      Health Scientist, GS-601-13/14/15 (Overseas)
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      Epidemiologist, GS-0601-13/14/15 (Overseas)
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      Medical Officer, GS-0602-13/14/15 (Direct - Hire) (Overseas)
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      ACTG Operations Center Director (548)
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      Office Management Specialist / Program Assistant
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      Senior Researcher / Principal Investigator, Malaria Control
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      Vice President & Regional Director, Southern Africa
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      Regulatory Director
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      ***** Job Wanted Resumes *****
      Nutrition Advisor
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      HIV Counselling and Testing
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      More Jobs:
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      5. Global Health Council Publications
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