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Editorials, Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding Ebola

The following editorials and opinion pieces discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. New York Times: The Worsening Ebola Crisis Editorial Board “…The pace of international aid needs to be stepped up dramatically. … President Obama needs personally to ramp up the urgency of the American response and the level…

Ebola Death Toll Surpasses 4,000, WHO Reports

News outlets report on the WHO’s announcement that the Ebola death toll has surpassed 4,000. Agence France-Presse: Ebola toll passes 4,000 as fears grow worldwide “The death toll from Ebola has passed 4,000, the World Health Organization said Friday, while a Madrid nurse was fighting for her life and authorities…

Sierra Leone, Liberia Face Challenges In Controlling Ebola Epidemic

News outlets report on challenges faced in responding to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone, two of the worst-hit nations. New York Times: Officials Admit a ‘Defeat’ by Ebola in Sierra Leone “Acknowledging a major ‘defeat’ in the fight against Ebola, international health officials battling the epidemic in…

Nigeria Sets Tone For Successful Public Health Response To Ebola

The Atlantic: How Nigeria Beat Ebola “At least one African country has been able to fight back against Ebola: Nigeria, West Africa’s largest and most developed nation, has set the tone for a successful public health response to the frightening and often-misunderstood disease. Faisal Shuaib is a Nigerian physician and…

Activists Say Africa Can End FGM In 20 Years

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Africa can end ‘child abuse’ of FGM by 2035: activists “Africa can end female genital mutilation (FGM) in 20 years, activists said on Friday as they launched a continent-wide campaign, calling the ancient ritual a form of child abuse aimed at controlling women’s sexuality…” (Migiro, 10/10).

Swaziland King To Use World Bank HIV Funds To Pay Girls To Remain Virgins

International Business Times: Swaziland King Pays Girls $18 a Month to Remain Virgins; Uses World Bank HIV Funds “Swaziland’s King Mswati III has reportedly announced to pay all teenage girls in the South Africa kingdom a monthly stipend of 200 rands ($18) for abstaining from sex and remaining a virgin.…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following editorials and opinion pieces discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. Bloomberg View: Africa’s Ebola and Asia’s Obligation Editorial Board “…With more than 8,000 documented [Ebola] cases and 4,000 reported deaths in West Africa, the epidemic is outstripping international efforts to contain it — and Asian countries in…