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CGD Blog Post Commends U.S. Support For Establishment Of African CDC

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Bravo to the U.S. for Supporting Africa’s Own Center for Disease Control Mead Over, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, discusses and lauds the U.S. agreement to support the establishment of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (4/17).

In Series Of Interviews, Sierra Leonean President Outlines Ebola Recovery Needs Of West Africa

Reuters: West Africa seeks $5-6 billion aid, debts canceled: Sierra Leone’s Koroma “The Ebola-stricken nations of West Africa are asking international donors to cancel their debts and give them $5-6 billion over two years to rebuild their economies, devastated by the deadly disease, Sierra Leone’s president said on Thursday…” (Dawson,…

Researchers Studying Risk Of Sexual Transmission Of Ebola

New York Times: Ebola Researchers Take New Look at Risk of Sexual Transmission “Concerned about the potential for sexual transmission of Ebola, international health officials are investigating new reports of suspected cases and beginning studies to determine how often and how long the virus remains active in semen. And, for…

Ebola-Hit Liberia Focuses On Repairing Child Health Care System

Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Liberia rebuilds devastated child health care system “…The 46-bed unit [at Liberia’s first ever children’s hospital], just opened in Monrovia by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is part of the country’s response to the challenge of repairing its wrecked health service as it emerges from the nightmare of…

Guinea Confirms 9 New Ebola Cases In Southwest Region

Reuters: Guinea finds nine new Ebola cases near border with Sierra Leone “Guinean authorities have confirmed at least nine new cases of Ebola in the southwest region of Forecariah near the border with Sierra Leone, the area hardest hit by the year-old outbreak, a senior health official said on Thursday…”…

West African Presidents To Share Ebola Recovery Response Plans At World Bank Meeting

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Presidents of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone To Share Ebola Recovery Plans at IMF — World Bank Group Spring Meetings Nasserie Carew, senior adviser in the Bureau of Public Affairs, discusses what to expect at a high-level roundtable meeting on Ebola with the presidents of…

French Red Cross’s Public Tours Of ETU In Guinea Helping To Dispel Ebola Myths

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Battling Ebola: How Tours into Guinea’s Hot Zone are Helping in the Fight Harlan Hale, a regional advisor with USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance who has served on the Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team, writes about how the French Red Cross in Guinea is helping to…

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