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U.S. Donates 5 Ambulances To Sierra Leone For Ebola Response

Associated Press: U.S. gives ambulances to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola “…The United States donated five ambulances Wednesday to help Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola as the West African government acknowledged it can take up to 24 hours to pick up bodies in the spiraling crisis…” (Roy-Macaulay/Kargbo, 9/10).

U.N. Humanitarian Chief Allocates $4M To Support Ebola Operations In West Africa

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. relief chief allocates $4 million to bolster aid deliveries in West Africa “To help offset disruptions in aid delivery caused by travel restrictions on Ebola-affected countries, the top United Nations relief official today approved an emergency allocation of nearly $4 million for the U.N. Humanitarian…

Economic Growth Projections Cut For Ebola-Affected West African Nations

News outlets report on the impact of the Ebola outbreak on West African economies. Agence France-Presse: Health services, economies overwhelmed in Ebola-hit Africa “Sierra Leone, which has reported some 500 deaths from 1,400 cases, said the crisis had devastated its economy, with growth pared back to single digits for the…

Oxford Model Predicts 15 More Countries At Risk Of Ebola Emergence

Washington Post: Oxford study predicts 15 more countries are at risk of Ebola exposure “Until this year’s epidemic, Ebola did not exist in West Africa. Now with nearly 2,300 people dead from the virus, mostly in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, scientists still don’t fully understand how Ebola arrived from…

Traditional Leader Promotes Maternal Health In Niger

Inter Press Service: Will You be Chief? How Niger’s Traditional Leaders are Promoting Maternal Health “…Yahya Louche is the chief of Bande [in Niger] and he stops to talk to IPS about maternal health and the importance of involving men. ‘I am a member of the School of Husbands,’ Louche…

Human Rights Advocates Urge Gambian President To Reject Anti-Gay Bill

Agence France-Presse: Gambia urged to drop life sentences for gays “Rights campaigners called Wednesday for Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to reject proposals by lawmakers to introduce a punishment of life in prison for ‘aggravated homosexuality.’ Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a joint statement that a bill…

U.S. DoD Makes $500M Request For Ebola Efforts, Humanitarian Crises In Iraq, Syria

Foreign Policy: Shifting Priorities: Pentagon Wants to Move Money for Ebola, Ukraine, and Iraq “…The Defense Department is making a big lump sum request of $500 million for humanitarian assistance to respond to the Ebola crisis in West Africa and to address the suffering the Islamic State is inflicting upon…

U.S. House Stopgap Spending Measure Will Meet White House Request For Ebola Funding

News outlets discuss congressional actions on the Ebola outbreak, including the announcement of additional funding contained in a continuing resolution. The Hill: GOP meets request for Ebola funds “House Republicans earmarked $88 million to fight Ebola in their stopgap bill to fund the government, ultimately meeting the White House’s request…

U.S. Announces $10M In Additional Ebola Funding, Bringing Total To More Than $100M

News outlets report on USAID’s announcement that it will provide an additional $10 million for efforts to control Ebola in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: U.S. to send $10 mn to aid fight Ebola “The United States will contribute $10 million to pay for medical workers and equipment to fight the deadly…