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IMF To Discuss Debt Relief For Ebola-Hit West African Nations After U.S. Proposes Move

News outlets report on a possible move by the International Monetary Fund to forgive the debt of West African nations worst-hit by Ebola. Inter Press Service: U.S. Proposes Major Debt Relief for Ebola-Hit Countries “The United States proposed Tuesday that the international community write off 100 million dollars in debt…

Liberia Sees Progress Against Ebola, While Mali Imposes Stronger Measures To Contain Virus

News outlets report on Liberia’s progress in containing Ebola, while Mali imposes stronger measures to contain the second outbreak of the virus in the country. Reuters: Mali rushes to contain Ebola outbreak, Liberia signals progress “Mali is rushing to impose tougher measures to contain the spread of Ebola after recording…

Nigeria Launches New Plan To Eliminate MTC HIV Transmission By 2015

News outlets report on Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan’s launch of a new plan to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission in the country by 2015. Daily Times: No Nigerian Child Should Be Born With HIV — Jonathan “President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday inaugurated a national operational plan for the Elimination of Mother…

CDC Director Says U.S., Global Community Must Maintain Efforts Against Ebola

Devex: U.S. ‘not out of the woods’ on Ebola response — CDC “As members of the U.S. Congress and Obama administration officials prepared Wednesday to discuss whether to allocate $6.18 billion to fight Ebola — the first of at least two public hearings focused on the outbreak on Capitol Hill…

Ebola Deaths Surpass 5,000, WHO Reports

News outlets report on the WHO’s announcement that more than 5,000 people have died from Ebola. Associated Press: More than 5,000 Ebola deaths, says WHO “More than 5,000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, which was first identified in Guinea in March, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday, marking…

Senate Appropriations Committee Hears Testimony From Administration Officials Urging Approval Of $6.2B In Emergency Ebola Funding

News outlets report on a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing Wednesday that discussed President Obama’s emergency request for Ebola funding. CQ News: Republicans Note Gaps in Ebola Emergency Funding Request “Senate GOP appropriators were critical of the Obama administration’s response to the Ebola crisis and vowed to closely scrutinize a $6.2…

DoD Announces Fewer Troops Will Be Sent To Ebola-Hit Liberia Than Originally Planned

News outlets report on the Department of Defense’s announcement that it will deploy fewer troops to West Africa than originally planned. New York Times: Health Officials Reassess Strategy to Combat Ebola in Liberia “As the rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia has slowed, American and Liberian officials are debating…

Washington Post Interviews USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah On Ebola In Liberia

Washington Post: Q&A with Rajiv ‘Raj’ Shah, USAID administrator dealing with Ebola in Liberia “The Ebola crisis has incited a massive global response, and it’s not easy to figure out who is running the whole operation. But one key figure is Rajiv ‘Raj’ Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for…

Several U.N. Officials Comment On Ebola Response In West Africa

News outlets report on comments made by several U.N. officials about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the international response. Agence France-Presse: U.N. encourages travel to ‘vibrant’ Ebola-hit West Africa “The U.N.’s Ebola czar on Wednesday encouraged tourists to visit West Africa, saying Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea were ‘vibrant…