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Outgoing, New UNMEER Heads Stress Mission Of Reaching Zero Ebola Cases By End 2015

Agence France-Presse: Victory against Ebola ‘within our reach’: new U.N. mission chief “Ending the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is a difficult task, but it is ‘within our reach,’ the U.N.’s new mission chief on the disease said, warning that the world has no choice but to beat back the…

News Outlets Examine Lessons Learned, Knowledge Yet To Be Gained From Ebola Epidemic

Canadian Press: Largest Ebola outbreak ever reveals truths about the mysterious, deadly disease (Branswell, 1/1). New York Times: How Ebola Roared Back (Sack et al., 12/29). Washington Post: Ebola’s lessons, painfully learned at great cost in dollars and human lives (Sun et al., 12/28). Washington Post: Could a pregnant woman…

Malaria Control Efforts Challenging Amid Ebola Epidemic In West African Nations

Associated Press: Malaria killing thousands more than Ebola in West Africa “West Africa’s fight to contain Ebola has hampered the campaign against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that is claiming many thousands more lives than the dreaded virus…” (Faul, 12/28). Nature: Side effects vex anti-malaria push in Sierra Leone…

U.N. Delivers Food Aid To South Sudan Via Reopened Nile Route

Wall Street Journal: U.N. Steps Up Food Aid to South Sudan “The United Nations started delivering food aid by barge to South Sudan as fears grow that the country’s civil war will lead to widespread famine early next year. The vessel transported the food [December 29] from Sudan by way…

Peer-Based Counseling Group Helps Connect HIV-Positive Mothers In South Africa

Wall Street Journal: In South Africa, HIV-Positive Mothers Help Others Fight AIDS “…mothers2mothers, a peer-to-peer, community-based organization [was founded by Dr. Mitchell Besser] in Cape Town in 2001. Funded by government, corporate, foundation, and private sources, the program trains and employs HIV-positive mothers to serve alongside doctors and nurses, advising…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Examine Efforts To Contain Ebola Epidemic

Washington Post: Lessons from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa Editorial Board “…[O]ver the past decade, there have been four major outbreaks of infectious disease caused by a virus: severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS; swine flu; Middle East respiratory syndrome; and now Ebola. Each has taken populations by surprise.…

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