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Addressing Gender Equality Essential To Building Resiliency In Sahel Region

Devex: Ebola, tsunamis, and droughts — how gender inequality undermines community resilience Sahar Alnouri, senior gender adviser at Mercy Corps “Up to three out of four people who contract the deadly Ebola virus are women. Nearly two out of three people who died in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami were…

White House Unveils More Robust U.S. Ebola Response

News outlets report on the U.S. government’s plans for a more robust Ebola response in West Africa. CNN: U.S. ramping up Ebola effort as Obama heads to CDC “President Barack Obama embarks on a two-day U.S. road trip Tuesday to assess and amplify his government’s response to two unconnected overseas…

U.N. Security Council To Hold Emergency Ebola Meeting

U.N. News Centre: U.N. Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ebola crisis “The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the Ebola outbreak that has gripped West Africa, the president of the 15-member body announced [Monday]…” (9/15).

International Community Responds To Ebola Only After Cases Increased Significantly

News outlets report on the international community’s increasing efforts to curb the Ebola outbreak as the number of detected cases accelerates. Agence France-Presse: Countries scramble to make up ‘precious time’ lost in Ebola fight “The European Union urged the international community Monday to boost aid to make up for ‘precious…

Leaders, Experts Discuss Ebola Response In West Africa

News outlets discuss reactions by health experts and Ghana’s president to Ebola response efforts in West Africa. NPR: What Obama Should Say And Do About Ebola “…We offer two perspectives on what the president should say. One is from Sophie Delaunay, executive director of Doctors Without Borders, which has been…

China Increases Ebola Efforts, Number Of Medical Workers In Sierra Leone

News outlets report on China’s support and commitment to help improve laboratory testing capacity for Ebola in Sierra Leone. Agence France-Presse: China ups its medics in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to 174 “China will send more medics to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to help boost laboratory testing for the virus, raising the…

Ebola Hospital Workers In Sierra Leone Strike Over Compensation

Al Jazeera: Ebola hospital workers walk out over pay “Local workers have gone on strike in an overcrowded Ebola ward at a major district hospital in Sierra Leone’s disease-stricken east over claims the government is failing to pay them. … The action comes after several other strikes at the same…

Uganda Faces Food Shortage Threats Due To Floods

Wall Street Journal: Uganda Floods Destroy Crops “Floods sweeping across eastern Uganda have destroyed thousands of hectares of crops, aid officials said Tuesday, warning that tens of thousands of people in the East African nation could face a severe food shortage in the coming months…” (Bariyo, 9/16).

Editorial, Opinions Discuss Issues Surrounding U.S., Global Response To Ebola

An editorial piece and several opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding the U.S. and global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. USA TODAY: Ebola speeds up, world stands still: Our view Editorial Board “As the Ebola outbreak has picked up speed — sickening nearly 4,800 people and killing half…

Blog Posts Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Outbreak

The following blog posts address issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak. Center for Global Development “Global Health Policy Blog”: “We Are Running Out of Time” — A Letter from the Front Lines of Ebola Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, presents a letter written by…