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Ebola Co-Discoverer Peter Piot Discusses Current Epidemic

News outlets profile Peter Piot, the virologist who helped discover the Ebola virus, and highlight his thoughts on the current epidemic. Financial Times: Peter Piot: Out to stop the Ebola virus he found “…It was 1977, the year after a Belgian medical team led by the young microbiologist [Peter Piot]…

Majority Of World’s Donors Failed To Meet Aid Pledges In 2013, Report Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: World’s richest nations fail to meet aid pledges: report “The majority of the world’s rich donor nations failed to meet their development aid pledges in 2013 and only one third of the money went to the poorest countries, a report said on Monday. Aid by members of…

Ugandan President Warns Anti-Gay Law Could Impact Trade, Economic Growth

News outlets report on the Ugandan president’s hesitancy over proposed anti-homosexuality legislation, saying that it could impact trade and economic growth. Agence France-Presse: Uganda president warns of economic impact of anti-gay bill “Uganda’s president on Friday signaled he is having second thoughts over tough anti-homosexuality legislation, arguing the East African…

80 People Quarantined In Uganda After Man Dies Of Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever

Reuters: Outbreak of Ebola-like Marburg fever kills man in Uganda “A man has died in Uganda’s capital after an outbreak of Marburg, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, authorities said on Sunday, adding that a total of 80 people who came into contact with him were quarantined…” (Biryabarema,…

Blog Posts Discuss Ebola Epidemic

The following blog posts discuss different aspects of the ongoing Ebola epidemic. Center for Global Development’s “Views From The Center”: Finding a Cure for Ebola (Barder, 10/3). Council of Council’s “Global Memos”: Ebola and Cultures of Engagement: Chinese Versus Western Health Diplomacy (Penfold/Fourie, 10/3). Humanosphere: Fix health systems, solve Ebola…

USAID Economist Writes About Ebola’s Impacts On Liberia

USAID Chief Economist Stephen O’Connell writes about the Ebola epidemic’s impacts on Liberia. IMPACTblog: Standing with Liberia to Reverse Ebola’s ‘Spillover’ Effects “…Ebola threatens not only lives, but livelihoods. The main driver of economic impacts is not the loss of labor to sickness and death, or even the major diversion…

U.N., U.S. Move Forward With Ebola Efforts, Recruiting Qualified Staff Remains Challenge

News outlets report on U.N. and U.S. efforts to contain Ebola in West Africa, and the challenges aid agencies face in treating patients. Agence France-Presse: Stopping global Ebola spread ‘world’s highest priority’: U.N. “The U.N. launched a mission Thursday to prevent the global spread of Ebola, describing the epidemic as…

Liberian President Says U.S., U.N. Grim Ebola Forecasts Wrong, Epidemic Stabilizing

News outlets report on comments the Liberian president made during a FRANCE 24 interview, saying that U.S. and U.N. Ebola estimates were wrong and the Ebola crisis is stabilizing in the country. FRANCE 24: Exclusive: Liberian president dismisses grim Ebola forecast “In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Liberia’s President Ellen…