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News Outlets Profile Individuals Working To Contain Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on individuals working in West Africa to help contain Ebola. New York Times: Back to the Slums of His Youth, to Defuse the Ebola Time Bomb “…[Dr. Mosoka] Fallah, an epidemiologist and immunologist who grew up in Monrovia’s poorest neighborhoods before studying at Harvard, has been crisscrossing…

USAID Investing In Start-Ups To Address Global Poverty

Los Angeles Times: USAID is incubating start-ups to tackle poverty problems “To accomplish that goal [of ending extreme poverty], USAID has taken on the role of start-up incubator. The agency has launched development labs at seven major universities to draw students and faculty into collaborations aimed at building new approaches…

Mobile Technology Helping HCWs In South Africa

SciDev.Net: Mobile technology supports frontline health workers “Primary health care in South Africa is notoriously overstretched and under-resourced, making the daily demands of record-keeping, home visits and patient monitoring a challenge for workers. Telemedicine — the remote provision of health care using information and communications technology (ICT) — holds great…

U.S. Must Step Up Efforts To Help West African Nations Address Ebola

New York Times: The Sluggish Fight Against Ebola Editorial Board “Efforts by the United States, other nations and international organizations to curb the widening epidemic of Ebola in West Africa are falling short — too little help arriving too late. … The United States can do better than this. Even…

Development Efforts Should Focus On Women, Girls

The following opinion pieces discuss focusing development efforts around women and adolescent girls. Huffington Post: Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development Gary Darmstadt, senior fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…In this week’s issue of the prestigious magazine Science, Melinda Gates weaves together her personal…

U.N. Foundation Announces Formation Of Ebola Response Fund

United Nations Foundation: U.N. Foundation Launches Fund to Support United Nations’ Ebola Response “[On Friday,] the United Nations Foundation, in coordination with U.N. partners, announced a special fund that will enable individuals, corporations, and civil society organizations to directly support U.N. entities engaged in the Ebola outbreak response in West…

Senegal’s Ebola Situation ‘Stable,’ WHO Reports

WHO: Ebola situation in Senegal remains stable “The situation in Senegal, which confirmed its first case of Ebola virus disease on 29 August, remains stable. To date, 67 close contacts of the initial case have been identified and monitored twice daily…” (9/12).

News Outlets Examine International Community’s Ebola Response, Future Challenges

News outlets examine the response to the West African Ebola outbreak and the challenges that lie ahead. BuzzFeed News: How Global Health Failed Liberia As The Ebola Outbreak Took Hold “…Liberia’s poor health infrastructure is no secret. … So when one of the world’s deadliest diseases hit a country that…