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Evacuation, Quarantine Policies Influencing Health Care Workers’ Decisions To Volunteer In Ebola-Hit West Africa

News outlets report on emergency evacuation and quarantine policies that are influencing health workers’ decisions about whether to volunteer in Ebola-affected West African nations. Associated Press/Wall Street Journal: Ebola volunteers wrestle with quarantine mandates “…As Ebola-related quarantine policies have arisen around the United States, some health workers are reassessing whether,…

Ebola Death Toll Hits Nearly 5,000 In West Africa, WHO Says

News outlets report on the WHO’s announcement that nearly 5,000 people have died from Ebola in the three worst-hit West African countries. Reuters: Ebola death toll rises to 4,950 — WHO “The death toll from the Ebola epidemic has risen to 4,950 out of 13,241 cases in the three worst-hit…

A.U., AfDB, African Business Leaders Establish $28M Ebola Emergency Fund

Agence France-Presse: Africa sets up $28 million Ebola crisis fund “The African Union, African Development Bank, and regional business leaders have set up a crisis fund to help areas hit by the Ebola outbreak, the A.U. said in a statement. The organization said a landmark pledging meeting held in the…

Ebola Strains West Africa’s Health Care Infrastructure, Ebola Expert Says

Scientific American: How Ebola Strains West Africa’s Infrastructure “Ebola has pummeled health care systems in West Africa and laid bare health infrastructure issues that may not have otherwise been so readily apparent. It has also prompted aid organizations and governments to do some soul-searching about what should be done to…

Prevention Failing To Prevent HIV Among Young East, Southern African Women

Inter Press Service: The Young, Female Face of HIV in East and Southern Africa “Experts are raising alarm that years of HIV interventions throughout Africa have failed to stop infection among young women 15 to 24 years old. … Among women in East and Southern Africa, four out of 10…

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