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USAID’s Lindborg Visiting Ebola-Hit Liberia With USG Delegation

USAID: USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg Travels to Liberia “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance Nancy Lindborg will be in Liberia September 30 through October 2 as a part of a U.S. government delegation led by Department of…

U.S. Pledges Nearly $83M In Additional Emergency Aid For S. Sudan Refugees, IDPs

U.S. State Department: U.S. Pledges $83 million Additional Emergency Assistance for the People of South Sudan On Monday, the U.S. “announced nearly $83 million in additional emergency assistance for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan and South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. … With…

AFRICOM’s Involvement In Ebola Response Could Change Future Aid For Human Security Threats

Washington Post: Will AFRICOM’s Ebola response be watershed moment for international action on human security? Maryam Zarnegar Deloffre, assistant professor in the Department of Historical and Political Studies at Arcadia University “…The AFRICOM and UNMEER missions are not your typical militarized humanitarian intervention. Defining the Ebola crisis as a human…

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…

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…

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…

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