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U.S., U.N. Efforts To Contain Ebola Outbreak Continue

News outlets report on efforts undertaken by the U.S. and U.N. to combat the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Africa. ABC News: Ebola Outbreak Enters Sixth Month With No End in Sight “Though two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola, the outbreak continues to spread in West Africa with no…

British HCW Who Contracted Ebola In Sierra Leone Transported To London Hospital

News outlets report on a British health care worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and was transported to a hospital in London. Associated Press: Official: British Ebola patient to be evacuated “The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease is being evacuated from Sierra…

African Nations Implement Border Closings, Travel Restrictions To Prevent Ebola Spread

News outlets report on African nations’ efforts to prevent Ebola from crossing their borders. CNN: Borders closing over Ebola fears “The West African country of Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea over fears that the Ebola outbreak could spread, according to the Senegalese Interior Ministry. The closure includes any…

Health Workers Hit Hard By Ebola; Affected Countries Need Additional Aid Workers

News outlets report on how the Ebola outbreak in Africa is affecting health care and aid workers, as well as an acute shortage of workers in affected countries. New York Times: Those Who Serve Ebola Victims Soldier On “…At least 129 health workers have died fighting [Ebola], according to the…

Botswana High Court Orders Government To Provide HIV Treatment To Foreign Prisoners

Agence France-Presse: Botswana told to pay for foreign prisoners’ HIV treatment “Botswana’s High Court on Friday ordered the government to provide treatment to HIV-positive foreign prisoners at the state’s expense. Justice Bengbame Sechele ruled that the denial of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to foreign inmates violated their rights…” (8/22).

Spotlight Is On Experimental Ebola Drugs; FDA Warns Public About Fake Treatments

News outlets report on efforts to dispel myths about Ebola, prevent fake treatments, and approve experimental therapies for use in the African outbreak. The Hill: FDA seeks to dispel Ebola outbreak fears “The Food and Drug Administration has posted a Web page with quick facts about the Ebola virus and…

Nations Worldwide Take Actions To Prevent, Prepare For Ebola

News outlets report on actions undertaken in countries worldwide to prevent or prepare for Ebola. Agence France-Presse: Benin postpones Africa health meet over Ebola “A meeting of African health ministers scheduled for early September in Benin has been postponed because of the Ebola epidemic, an official said Sunday…” (8/24). Bloomberg…

Country Coordinating Mechanisms Can Address Chronic Crises

Devex: Better systems to address chronic crises Alexander Matheou, regional representative for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Southern Africa “…For chronic crises, we should learn from the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, and set up government-led CCMs [(country coordinating mechanisms)] on resilience to…