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Ebola Outbreak Will Affect African Economy, Politics For Years, Experts Say

Foreign Policy: Ebola Wreaking Havoc on African Economy “The death toll in the worst Ebola outbreak in history topped more than 1,200 as of Tuesday, according to the World Health Organization. The good news is that, for now, new cases appear to be limited to Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and…

Ugandan President Signs Law Criminalizing HIV Transmission

BuzzFeed: Ugandan President Signs Law Criminalizing HIV Transmission “Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed a bill into law to criminalize HIV transmission and impose other measures public health activists say will make it even harder to get Uganda’s severe epidemic under control…” (Feder, 8/19).

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…

USAID, Rockefeller Foundation Launch $100M Fund For Disaster Resiliency In Asia, Africa

News outlets report on a new partnership between USAID and the Rockefeller Foundation to help Asia and Africa better cope with disasters and crises. Thomson Reuters Foundation: USAID, Rockefeller launch $100 million climate resilience fund for Asia, Africa “A $100 million fund launched by two U.S. organizations on Tuesday aims…

Number Of Ebola Deaths Passes 1,200 In West Africa, WHO Says

The WHO reports the number of Ebola deaths in West Africa has surpassed 1,200. New York Times: Ebola Death Toll in West Africa Tops 1,200 “As West African nations grapple with the worst-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the death toll had…

WHO, Travel Groups Recommend Ebola-Hit Nations Screen Outbound Travelers

News outlets report on the WHO’s recommendations made Monday that Ebola-hit countries screen outbound travelers at border crossings. Associated Press: U.N. urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports “Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports, and major ground crossings, the U.N. health…

Liberia Locates 17 Ebola Patients Who Fled Clinic

Reuters: Liberia says has located all 17 runaway Ebola patients “Liberia has found all 17 suspected Ebola patients who fled a quarantine center in Monrovia at the weekend and transferred them to another clinic, the information minister said on Tuesday…” (8/19).