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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…

New PPP Focuses On Strengthening HIV/AIDS Lab Systems In Sub-Saharan Africa

Siemens Healthcare: New Public-Private Partnership Uses E-Learning to Fight HIV/AIDS “…[On Monday,] at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, Siemens Healthcare, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced ‘Stronger Together,’ a new five-year Commitment to…

Ebola Death Toll Exceeds 2,800; Outbreaks Contained In Senegal, Nigeria, DRC

News outlets report on the new Ebola death toll estimate and the containment of the outbreak in Senegal and Nigeria, as well as an unrelated Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo. Agence France-Presse: Ebola kills 2,811, outbreak ‘contained’ in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO “The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now…

West African Nations, NGOs Prepare For New Ebola Cases

News outlets examine efforts to contain Ebola by West African nations, the U.N., and other aid groups, as Liberia and Sierra Leone brace for new cases. Agence France-Presse: Liberia warns Ebola may force region back into conflict “Liberia has warned it may slip back to civil war along with neighboring…