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Ebola Response In Sierra Leone Struggles With Poor Coordination, Inefficiency

New York Times: As Ebola Rages, Poor Planning Thwarts Efforts “…Aid officials in Sierra Leone say poor coordination among aid groups, government mismanagement, and some glaring inefficiencies are costing countless lives. … Many aid officials in Sierra Leone said they crave a more effective command structure. The government runs a…

Washington Post Highlights Stories Of 5 Ebola Survivors

Washington Post: Surviving Ebola “Recovering from one of the most fearsome infections known to humankind should provide a time of unsurpassed joy. But it doesn’t always work out that way. More than 3,100 Liberians have died of Ebola. But against long odds, some fortunate people have overcome the virus. They…

Pentagon Joins International Effort To Stop Drug-Resistant Malaria In Mekong Region

Financial Times: Pentagon joins international fight to halt drug-resistant malaria “The U.S. military is throwing its weight behind an international campaign to stop drug-resistant malaria spreading from southeast Asia to Africa and triggering a fresh international health crisis. The Pentagon has joined forces with countries across the Mekong region in…

U.S. Officials To Discuss Options For Increased Ebola Response Role In Sierra Leone

Washington Post: U.S. is weighing more aid to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone “The United States is weighing an increase in aid, including a possible military component, to help fight the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, the country in West Africa where the deadly virus is spreading the fastest, officials…

Makeshift Community Care Centers Attempt To Care For Ebola Patients In Sierra Leone

NPR: World’s Slow Response To Ebola Leaves Sierra Leone Villages Scrambling “…International governments and aid groups have scrambled to open Ebola treatment centers in [Sierra Leone]. … In the meantime, most sick people are being directed to makeshift, government-run centers. … These community care centers — and larger holding centers…

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