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Ebola Will Slow Economic Growth In West Africa, IMF Says

News outlets report on the potential impact Ebola will have on West African economies. Agence France-Presse: IMF says Ebola will savage W. African economies “The Ebola epidemic could slice more than three percentage points off economic growth in the worst-hit countries of West Africa, requiring hundreds of millions of dollars…

Ugandan Maternal Mortality Case Adjourns, Prompts Disappointment From Human Rights Activists

Agence France-Presse: Landmark maternal mortality case adjourns in Uganda “A court case spotlighting Uganda’s high mortality crisis — with an estimated 16 women dying in childbirth daily — adjourned Thursday, prompting disappointment from human rights activists. … After a brief hearing on Thursday, the matter was adjourned to a later…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding West African Ebola Outbreak

The following opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Washington Post: The world yawns as Ebola takes hold in West Africa Richard Besser, chief health editor at ABC News “…There’s no cure for Ebola, but supportive treatment as simple as supplementary fluids can save lives and…

Oxfam America Report Examines World Bank’s Investments In For-Profit Health In Africa

Huffington Post: World Bank Group’s For-profit Health Investments Fail to Reduce Inequality in Access to Health Care Raymond Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America “…In [World Bank] President Jim Kim’s own words, ‘achieving universal health coverage and equity in health are central to reaching the [Bank’s] global goals to end extreme…

CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett Speaks About Ebola Outbreak

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “NewPublicHealth”: The Ebola Response: Q&A with Laurie Garrett, Council on Foreign Relations “NewPublicHealth” interviews Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, about the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa (9/9).

Gates Foundation To Contribute $50M To Support West African Ebola Response

News outlets report on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s announcement that it will contribute $50 million to support the emergency response to the West African Ebola outbreak. BBC News: New money added to emergency response to Ebola outbreak “More money has been announced to help the emergency response to…

U.S. Donates 5 Ambulances To Sierra Leone For Ebola Response

Associated Press: U.S. gives ambulances to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola “…The United States donated five ambulances Wednesday to help Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola as the West African government acknowledged it can take up to 24 hours to pick up bodies in the spiraling crisis…” (Roy-Macaulay/Kargbo, 9/10).

U.N. Humanitarian Chief Allocates $4M To Support Ebola Operations In West Africa

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. relief chief allocates $4 million to bolster aid deliveries in West Africa “To help offset disruptions in aid delivery caused by travel restrictions on Ebola-affected countries, the top United Nations relief official today approved an emergency allocation of nearly $4 million for the U.N. Humanitarian…

Economic Growth Projections Cut For Ebola-Affected West African Nations

News outlets report on the impact of the Ebola outbreak on West African economies. Agence France-Presse: Health services, economies overwhelmed in Ebola-hit Africa “Sierra Leone, which has reported some 500 deaths from 1,400 cases, said the crisis had devastated its economy, with growth pared back to single digits for the…