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Editorials, Opinion Piece Discuss Issues Surrounding Ebola Response

The following editorials and opinion piece discuss various issues related to the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Nature: First response, revisited Editorial Board “The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has starkly exposed major gaps in plans to tackle emerging infectious diseases. Lessons must be learned. … If…

Blog Posts Discuss Issues Surrounding Ebola Outbreak

Several blogs published pieces discussing various issues related to the Ebola outbreak. Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Aversion Behavior Exacerbates the Economic Impact of Ebola Mead Over, senior fellow at CGD, discusses a World Bank report that examines the economic impact of Ebola on affected West African…

U.N. To Hold High-Level Meeting On Ebola As Aid Mission Gets Underway

News outlets report U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced plans to hold a meeting on Ebola among world leaders, as the U.N.’s relief mission gets underway in West Africa. U.N. News Centre: Ban to convene meeting of world leaders on tackling Ebola outbreak “United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced…

Media Sources Continue To Report On CDC, WHO Estimates Of Ebola’s Spread

News outlets continue to report on CDC and WHO predictions of the growth of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The Atlantic: Chasing Ebola (Elliot, 9/23). CQ HealthBeat: CDC Says Swift Global Response May Stem Ebola Outbreak (Reichard, 9/23). The Hill: CDC: Ebola cases could hit 1.4M by January (Viebeck, 9/23).…

More HCWs Dead From Ebola Than Previously Thought, WHO Says

Reuters: WHO revises up number of health workers killed by Ebola in Sierra Leone “Thirty more health care workers have died of Ebola in Sierra Leone than previously thought, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, suggesting the risk to medical staff may have been understated…” (Miles, 9/23).

Pope Francis, International Aid Groups Call For Increased Ebola Efforts In West Africa

News outlets report on calls for greater assistance in West African nations hit by Ebola. Associated Press: Pope urges international aid to fight Ebola “Pope Francis is urging international assistance to fight the Ebola virus in Africa. Francis also urged the 30,000 people who attended his weekly general audience on…

Liberia Struggles With HCW, Food Shortages Amid Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on Liberia’s continuing shortage of health care workers and increasing threats to food security as Ebola continues to spread. Reuters: Liberia facing massive shortage of foreign help against Ebola: U.N. “Liberia, the West African state hardest-hit by the worst Ebola outbreak in history, remains gravely short of…

Obama To Meet With Ugandan UNGA President Who Defends Anti-Gay Legislation

Foreign Policy: Obama to Meet With Ugandan Defender of Harsh Anti-Gay Law at United Nations “President Barack Obama will meet with Sam Kutesa, the controversial Ugandan diplomat serving as president of the United Nations General Assembly, on Wednesday in a move that is sure to frustrate rights activists who say…