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Ebola Outbreaks Nearing End In Nigeria, Senegal, Officials Say

News outlets report on the CDC’s announcement that the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria is nearing its end and efforts for containment appear to have succeeded. Agence France-Presse: Ebola outbreak nears end in Nigeria: U.S. “The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria is almost over, U.S. health officials said Tuesday, in a rare…

Thousands Of Children Orphaned By Ebola At Risk Of Stigmatization

News outlets report on UNICEF’s announcement that at least 3,700 children in West Africa who have lost parents from Ebola risk stigmatization. Agence France-Presse: Children of Ebola dead shunned by families: UNICEF “Thousands of children who have lost parents to the West African Ebola epidemic are being shunned by frightened…

U.N. Ebola Leaders Speak Out On West African Epidemic Response

News outlets summarize comments made recently by the U.N.’s leaders on Ebola. Agence France-Presse: New U.N. Ebola chief vows swift response to crisis “The new head of the U.N. Ebola response team vowed Tuesday to take swift action on the crisis, saying ambitious targets must be met to prevent the…

News Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

News outlets report on various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. IRIN: Ebola and the media — Nigeria’s good news story (Anyaka, 9/30). NPR: Ebola Researchers Have A Radical Idea: Rush A Vaccine Into The Field (Dickerson, 9/30). Reuters: W. Africa Ebola crisis hits tourism, compounds hunger in Gambia (Hussain, 10/1).…

Contraceptive Use Low Among Adolescents, Controversial In Zimbabwe, IPS Reports

Inter Press Service: Zimbabwe’s Family Planning Dilemma “…The issue of contraceptive use remains controversial and divisive in [Zimbabwe] … While Zimbabwe has made huge gains in some areas of reproductive health, including stemming new HIV infections, according to the Health Ministry, various United Nations agencies have raised concerns about the…

Ebola Containment Actions Must Pick Up Pace

The following pieces address the international response to the Ebola epidemic. Foreign Policy: Hollow Words and an Exponential Horror Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations “…The tap is turned, and water is starting to flow. But the questions in this newly announced war…

Malaria Is Preventable With Effective Treatment, Innovations

In the following two opinion pieces, Martin Edlund, CEO of Malaria No More, announces a Devex series on malaria innovations and highlights efforts to treat malaria among children. Devex: Solve for M: 5 key challenges to ending malaria “…We find ourselves at another watershed moment in the malaria fight, and…

Photojournalist’s Post For USAID Blog Features Story On Burial Team In Liberia

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Facing Death, Six Days a Week The blog features the third in a series of posts from “photojournalist Morgana Wingard, who is on the ground with USAID staff in Liberia documenting the fight on Ebola. Her photo series and blogs from the team will offer unique angles into…

U.S. Military Arrives In Liberia To Assist With Ebola Response

News outlets report on the U.S. military’s response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. Associated Press: U.S. Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia “U.S. mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and American troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the…