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Opinion Pieces Discuss Lessons From Ebola, Path Forward To Eliminate Epidemic

Roll Call: Containing Epidemics Like Ebola: Lessons From Nigeria’s Success Bobby Kapur, associate chief of emergency medicine at Baylor College of Medicine “…In addition to helping West African countries contain the epidemic, the [U.S. Ebola] funding will build capacity in the U.S. to respond to Ebola and future epidemics. Moreover,…

U.S. Fellowship Program Alumnus Helping To Educate Sierra Leoneans About Ebola

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: ‘Join Hands To Drive Out Ebola’ Darin McAnelly, regional alumni coordinator for Africa, and Phoenix Ricks, alumni outreach coordinator, both in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, profile 2010 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program alumnus Joe Bangura, head of corporate affairs at Africell, Sierra Leone’s…

Blog Post Examines Recent Congressional Hearing On Ebola

Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy”: What You Did (and Didn’t) Hear at the Congressional Ebola Hearing Beth Schwanke, senior policy counsel at CGD, summarizes remarks and requests made at a December 10 congressional hearing on Ebola, and discusses related issues she hopes will be addressed at future…

Ebola Response Must Strengthen West Africa’s Health Care Systems, Officials Say

NPR: Officials Hope To Use Ebola To Build Africa’s Health Care Capabilities “…[A]id officials are hoping [Ebola] may help to address long-festering shortcomings in West Africa’s health care systems. … [T]alk in the international community is about moving from crisis management to long-term change — building systems that not only…

U.N. Humanitarian Veteran Will Head UNMEER Starting In January

Reuters: U.N. names veteran humanitarian official as new head of Ebola mission “U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed veteran humanitarian official Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania on Thursday as the new head of its mission to fight an outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. Ahmed, who has 28 years of…

Mali Says No More Ebola Cases Detected After Reporting 6 Deaths, 2 Recoveries

Reuters: Mali says has no remaining Ebola cases as last patient recovers “Mali has no remaining cases of the Ebola virus as the last patient in the country has recovered and left hospital, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday. Six people have died of Ebola in Mali, while two…

Saudi King Pledges $35M For Ebola Control Efforts, Treatment Centers

Associated Press: Saudi pledges $35 million for fight against Ebola “The Islamic Development Bank says the Saudi king has pledged $35 million to help fight Ebola in hard-hit West African countries. … The bank says the grant will be used to provide … thermal sensors and medical examination equipment designed…

Guardian Health Editor Reports On Ebola From West Africa

The Guardian: Ebola diary: Malaria medicine delivered under darkness “The Guardian’s health editor, Sarah Boseley, is traveling in West Africa, looking at the impact of the Ebola epidemic and the reasons why it has taken off in the region with such devastating effect…” The newspaper provides links to Boseley’s past…

Community Organization Educates Sex Workers In Mozambique About HIV/AIDS Prevention

The Guardian: Mozambique sex workers learn to put life before money as HIV rates increase “… ‘We tell the women: first life, then money,’ says Esperanza Malumbe, the founder of a local community-based organization, Abavamo, which aims to educate and empower Mozambican sex workers. … Abavamo not only hands out…

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