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CGD Podcast, Blog Post Discuss WHO Ebola Maps, Economic Fallout Of Outbreak

Center for Global Development’s “Global Prosperity Wonkcast”: Unpacking WHO’s Shocking Ebola Maps — Mead Over In an audio podcast, Lawrence MacDonald, CGD vice president of communications and policy outreach, speaks with CGD Senior Fellow Mead Over about “newly released maps from the World Health Organization (WHO) and measures for limiting…

Experts, Politicians Speak Out On Response To West African Ebola Outbreak

News outlets summarize statements made by experts and politicians on efforts to contain the West African Ebola outbreak. The Hill: U.S. should do more to contain Ebola outbreak, Sen. McCain says “The U.S. should do more, including possibly dispatching military assets, to combat the Ebola outbreak roiling at least five…

Senegal Becomes 5th West African Nation To Record Ebola Case

News outlets report on the first case of Ebola detected in Senegal, the fifth country in West Africa to record a case of the disease. Agence France-Presse: Ebola hits fifth W. African state as Senegal confirms first case “The Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 1,500 people across West…

U.N. Agencies Warn Of Food Shortages In Ebola-Hit Nations; WFP Needs $70M To Feed 1.3M

News outlets report on U.N. warnings that the Ebola outbreak is threatening food security in affected countries. Agence France-Presse: ‘Grave concerns’ over food shortages in Ebola-hit nations: U.N. “The United Nations warned on Tuesday of ‘grave food security concerns’ in the West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak…

Ebola Outbreak Having Devastating Effects On HCWs, Health Systems In West Africa

News outlets report on how the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is affecting health care workers and health systems. Agence France-Presse: Ebola epidemic decimating health workers in Guinea “…The World Health Organization said last week that more than 120 health workers across the region had died during the ‘unprecedented’ outbreak…

Nigeria Records Another Ebola Case; Total Reaches 17

Reuters: Nigeria records another Ebola case in oil city, 17 cases total “Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country’s total confirmed infections to 17, with 271 people under surveillance, the health minister said on Monday…” (Eboh/Cocks, 9/1).

Liberia Lifts Ebola Quarantine From West Point Neighborhood

News outlets report on the lifting of a quarantine order in place for 10 days in the Liberian neighborhood of West Point. New York Times: Quarantine for Ebola Lifted in Liberia Slum “Liberia’s government announced Friday night that it would lift an Ebola quarantine on a large slum here in…

More Than 1M Somalis Urgently Need Food Aid, U.N. Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: One million Somalis starve as towns besieged and food prices quadruple “More than a million hungry Somalis urgently need food aid due to worsening drought and conflict, a 20 percent increase since January, the U.N. said on Tuesday…” (Migiro, 9/2).