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Ebola Epidemic Highlights Need For More HCWs In West African Nations

Humanosphere: More support needed for local health workers responding to Ebola, advocates say Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy interviews several health care worker advocates and writes, “Many problems coalesced to make a usually controllable [Ebola] outbreak a crisis. One of those pieces is the lack of health care workers who can…

WHO Calls For Tripling Of Epidemiologists For Ebola Efforts

VOA News: Battling Ebola with Data “The World Health Organization recently called for 900 more epidemiologists to join the battle against Ebola in West Africa. That’s triple the current number. Epidemiologists study the patterns of disease outbreaks to determine how they spread and where they may go next…” (DeCapua, 1/5).

#ISurvivedEbola Campaign Allows Ebola Survivors To Share Stories, Address Stigma

Reuters: Ebola survivors in West Africa to share stories via mobile app, to help fight stigma “Ebola survivors in the three West African countries worst hit by the epidemic will share their stories through a mobile application to be launched on Monday, in a UNICEF-backed campaign to inform and fight…

J&J Begins Human Trials Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine

Bloomberg News: J&J Injects First Volunteer in Race to Make Ebola Vaccine “Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) started a trial of its experimental Ebola vaccine in the U.K. and said it will produce two million courses of the shot this year…” (Bennett, 1/6). Reuters: J&J, Bavarian Nordic start clinical tests in…

Provision Of Electricity, Energy Vital To Africa’s Continued Economic Growth

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Don’t Let Ebola Obscure Africa’s Larger Promise and Challenges Elizabeth Littlefield, president and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, discusses Africa’s economic growth and the importance of electricity and energy development in continuing progress (1/5).