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Separate Ebola Outbreak In DRC Declared Over

News outlets report on an announcement that the separate outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has ended. Associated Press: Congo says its separate Ebola outbreak is over “Congolese officials say its separate Ebola outbreak that killed dozens of people this year as an unrelated Ebola epidemic swept…

Guinea’s Remote Villages Now Cooperating With Outside Health Workers

New York Times: Fear of Ebola Opens Wary Villages to Outsiders in Guinea “…Residents in [this remote Guinean] region have killed local officials proselytizing about Ebola, blocked barely passable roads with trees, and vehemently refused help from outsiders, viewing them as propagators of the virus in moon suits of protective…

Government Partnerships With Private Foundations Become Critical In Ebola Response

Washington Post: In Ebola fight, private foundations provide critical financial aid “…The unpredictable nature of the Ebola virus has made the government’s partnerships with private donors critically important in the crisis response. Working outside the politically charged federal appropriations process and the sometimes sluggish bureaucracy, foundations and private individuals have…

Trust, Communication Critical In Fight Against Ebola In West Africa, Researchers Say

Baltimore Sun: Public health experts stress importance of trust in West Africa as they fight Ebola “When public health workers began canvassing West African villages this spring and summer warning of something called Ebola, they were met with fear — but not of the deadly virus. … Residents said the…

Laws Not Enough To End Female Genital Mutiliation

New York Times: Fighting Female Genital Mutilation Mona Eltahawy, author “…Many international treaties designate female genital mutilation a violation of the human rights of girls and women. On Oct. 30, the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, announced a global campaign to end it within a generation. … Laws are…

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