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Charity:Water Kicks Off Campaign, Shows Water Issue Is Women’s Issue

Huffington Post: Proof That The Clean Water Crisis Is A Women’s Issue “To kick off its campaign for change, nonprofit group Charity:Water has released a new short film on the dearth of clean water in the Sahel — ‘one of the harshest places to live in the world’ — and…

More HCWs Dead From Ebola Than Previously Thought, WHO Says

Reuters: WHO revises up number of health workers killed by Ebola in Sierra Leone “Thirty more health care workers have died of Ebola in Sierra Leone than previously thought, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, suggesting the risk to medical staff may have been understated…” (Miles, 9/23).

U.N. To Hold High-Level Meeting On Ebola As Aid Mission Gets Underway

News outlets report U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced plans to hold a meeting on Ebola among world leaders, as the U.N.’s relief mission gets underway in West Africa. U.N. News Centre: Ban to convene meeting of world leaders on tackling Ebola outbreak “United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced…

Liberia Struggles With HCW, Food Shortages Amid Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on Liberia’s continuing shortage of health care workers and increasing threats to food security as Ebola continues to spread. Reuters: Liberia facing massive shortage of foreign help against Ebola: U.N. “Liberia, the West African state hardest-hit by the worst Ebola outbreak in history, remains gravely short of…

Pope Francis, International Aid Groups Call For Increased Ebola Efforts In West Africa

News outlets report on calls for greater assistance in West African nations hit by Ebola. Associated Press: Pope urges international aid to fight Ebola “Pope Francis is urging international assistance to fight the Ebola virus in Africa. Francis also urged the 30,000 people who attended his weekly general audience on…

Obama To Meet With Ugandan UNGA President Who Defends Anti-Gay Legislation

Foreign Policy: Obama to Meet With Ugandan Defender of Harsh Anti-Gay Law at United Nations “President Barack Obama will meet with Sam Kutesa, the controversial Ugandan diplomat serving as president of the United Nations General Assembly, on Wednesday in a move that is sure to frustrate rights activists who say…