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Schwarber Cubs MiLB Player Of The Month

milb.com — The Chicago Cubs announced Wednesday that Tennessee Smokies catcher Kyle Schwarber has been tabbed as the organization's Minor League Player of the Month for the month of May. Schwarber becomes the second Smokies player to win a monthly honor from the team's parent club this season after first baseman Dan Vogelbach earned the Cubs' Player of the Month Award for the month of April.

The swift unraveling of fragile peace in Burundi

devex.com — A failed coup and ongoing political conflict in Burundi have sparked a regional refugee crisis and stalled much-needed development projects in one of the world's poorest countries. This after Burundi spent the past decade attempting to overcome a post-independence period marred by a brutal civil war played out largely along ethnic lines.

A tug of war over Uganda's health workers

devex.com — Advocates say the plan, which calls for the government to send 263 doctors, nurses and midwives to Trinidad and Tobago, constitutes a state-sanctioned "brain drain" of the health system that could reverse recent health system gains. They intend to ask the country's constitutional court to decide that fulfilling the agreement violates Ugandan citizens' implicit right to health.

Smokies Smash Generals With 13-4 Victory

milb.com — Smokies catcher Kyle Schwarber and first baseman Dan Vogelbach were among seven batters to record two or more hits, with Schwarber tying a single-game career-high with four hits and Vogelbach driving in five RBI as part of an 18-hit barrage in Tennessee's 13-4 victory over the Jackson Generals on Wednesday night at The Ballpark at Jackson in Jackson, Tennessee.

Vogelbach Named SL Player of the Week

milb.com — The Southern League announced today that Tennessee Smokies infielder Dan Vogelbach has been named the circuit's Player of the Week for the time period between April 9-19. The 22-year-old ranked second among all Minor Leaguers in on-base percentage and third in batting average in that span.

Smokies Announce Initial 2015 Roster

milb.com — The Smokies in conjunction with the Chicago Cubs have announced their initial roster for the upcoming 2015 campaign, which includes two of Baseball America's top 50 overall prospects, and seven of the publication's top 30 Cubs farmhands.

African science academy initiative reflects on progress

thelancet.com — A decade ago, an initiative was launched to strengthen Africa's science academies. Now, as the programme comes to an end, those involved review its achievements. Andrew Green reports. Nigeria was ill-prepared for the arrival of Ebola when, in late July, an infected passenger travelling from Liberia stumbled off a plane and collapsed in the Lagos airport.

West Africa struggles to contain Ebola outbreak

thelancet.com — Health workers in west Africa are trying to control an Ebola outbreak that started in Guinea and has already spread to neighbouring Liberia. Andrew Green reports. Guinea is struggling to contain west Africa's first major Ebola outbreak. Laboratory tests have confirmed an appearance of the Zaire strain-the most deadly subtype of the virus-originating in the impoverished country's rural southeast.

Fighting restricts access to health care in South Sudan

thelancet.com — Hundred of thousands of people in South Sudan are without access to health care because of continued fighting, with health facilities frequently targeted. Andrew Green reports. A health worker recognised the illness right away. 4-year-old Sunday John had the telltale skin eruptions that come from a kala azar infection.

Sheik Humarr Khan

thelancet.com — Virologist and expert in viral haemorrhagic fevers who led Sierra Leone's Ebola response. He was born in Lungi, Sierra Leone, on March 6, 1975, and died from Ebola in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, on July 29, 2014, aged 39 years. The day before he was scheduled to sit some secondary school exams, Sheik Humarr Khan read an obituary in a local newspaper.
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