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Ban Says U.N. Will Take Leading Role In Ebola Response

News outlets report on U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s statement ahead of high-level meetings that the U.N. will take a stronger leadership role in efforts to contain Ebola. New York Times: U.N. Leader Plans Stronger Presence in Ebola Zone “The United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, said on Wednesday that he…

IMF Announces $127M Pledge For West African Nations Affected By Ebola

News outlets report the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in addition to the World Bank, has pledged funds to help West Africa during the Ebola outbreak. Financial Times: IMF and World Bank pledge $300m for Ebola campaign “The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have pledged $300m in emergency aid…

With Open Society Foundations Funding, PIH To Open Ebola Treatment Facility In Liberia

Forbes: Does Paul Farmer Have the Ebola Solution? George Soros Is Spending $4 Million to Find Out “…In the next few weeks, the [Partners In Health Co-Founder Paul Farmer and the group] will open a top-notch treatment facility in one of Liberia’s most rural provinces, along with strategies designed to maximize…

Some Nations Taking Steps To Prevent Ebola, Prepare For Possible Cases

News outlets report on how some nations are attempting to prevent Ebola cases and preparing for possible cases within their borders. Associated Press: Caricom urges preparation for possible Ebola cases “A Caribbean trade bloc is urging governments to establish isolation facilities and take other preventive measures in case the Ebola…

Aid Workers, Groups Say Growing Number Of Humanitarian Crises Overwhelming Resources

Bloomberg News: Aid Workers Battle Ebola and Bullets as Crises Multiply “…As President Barack Obama [Tuesday] said the U.S. will send 3,000 troops to fight the Ebola outbreak, humanitarians say they’re juggling a record onslaught of crises from Africa to Syria that have stretched their resources and their ability to…

India’s Poor Quality Drugs Being Sent To Africa, Research Shows

Bloomberg News: India’s Poor Quality Drugs End Up in Africa, Study Finds “Generic drugs that some Indian companies send to African countries are lower quality than the same medicines the companies sell at home and outside Africa, according to tests of 1,470 samples, researchers said. Two widely used antibiotics and…

Opinion Pieces, Letters To Editor Discuss Issues Surrounding Ebola Outbreak

The following opinion pieces and letters to the editor address issues surrounding the ongoing Ebola outbreak. Wall Street Journal: Ebola’s Warning for an Unprepared America Scott Gottlieb, an American Enterprise Institute resident fellow, and Tevi Troy, president of the American Health Policy Institute “…President Obama has put the Pentagon in…