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The Lancet Examines Lessons Learned In Response To West African Ebola Outbreak

The Lancet: Ebola in West Africa: learning the lessons “…The primary lesson so far has not been about the need for new response methods, but about human resources and coordination. Building new treatment centers, when it eventually happened, was an easy task next to training and supervising people to staff…

Africa Reaches Milestone Of 6 Months With No New Polio Cases

The Guardian: Africa close to wiping out wild polio after six months free of disease “Africa has gone six months without any new cases of wild polio for the first time, experts say, raising hopes that the disease could be wiped out on the continent sooner than expected…” (Smith, 2/13).

Decriminalization Of Sex Work Will Help Prevent HIV, Improve Health Care Access

Health-e News: Time to decriminalize prostitution Maria Stacey, acting director of the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) “…The concept of structural interventions is one that the South African HIV community has struggled with in the past, but fortunately there is growing evidence for the impact of structural interventions…

U.S. Officials At House Hearing Warn West African Ebola Epidemic Not Over

CQ News: Officials: U.S. Aid Helping Defeat Ebola, But Fight Continues “Emergency funding and other U.S. assistance has helped to drastically slow the rate of new Ebola cases, but administration officials warned Wednesday that the crisis is far from over and some spending will need to continue. ‘We are not…

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