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Ebola Treatment Varies For Aid Workers From U.S., Sierra Leone

New York Times: Care Differs for American and African With Ebola “The latest American aid worker to contract Ebola overseas, last week in Sierra Leone, was swiftly evacuated to a specialized treatment center for infected health workers run by the British Defense Ministry in the country’s capital, Freetown, then on…

Violence In CAR Complicating HIV Treatment, Prevention Efforts, Experts Say

Bloomberg Business: Central African Republic Doctors Say War Boosting HIV Prevalence “A conflict in the Central African Republic that has led to the collapse of the country’s health care system is threatening to accelerate the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, according to doctors and medical workers in the country…” (Gridneff, 3/16).

Role Of Women, Health And Communications Systems Discussed At Disaster Risk Reduction Conference

U.N. News Centre: Sendai: Critical role of women in building disaster resilience focus of event at U.N. conference “Spotlighting the positive actions of women in planning and decision-making to make their communities safer before, during, and after disasters strike, senior United Nations, government, and civil society representatives [Saturday] emphasized that…

Additional HCWs Possibly Exposed To Ebola In Sierra Leone Evacuated To U.S.

CNN: Americans exposed to Ebola return from Africa for monitoring “Eight American aid workers who were exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone have been flown back to the United States where health authorities will watch them closely for signs of the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and…

Ebola Death Toll Surpasses 10,000, WHO Says

Agence France-Presse: Ebola death toll passes 10,000: WHO “The global death toll from the Ebola outbreak centered in West Africa has topped 10,000 out of more than 24,000 recorded cases, the World Health Organization said Thursday…” (3/12). Associated Press: U.N. tally of Ebola deaths passes 10,000, most in West Africa…

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