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U.S. Envoy Power In West Africa To Assess Ebola Situation, Speak With Leaders

News services report on U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power’s travel to three West African countries affected by the Ebola epidemic. Agence France-Presse: Angry U.S. envoy hits out at global response to Ebola “The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has criticized the level of international support for nations…

U.S. Military, Civilians Begin Work In West Africa To Respond To Ebola

News outlets report on the U.S. government’s and NGOs’ responses to the Ebola epidemic at home and in West Africa. Reuters: U.S. military starts training its Ebola rapid-response team “As health officials were trying to manage a patient infected with Ebola in New York, U.S. military personnel in Texas were…

Britain, Sweden, China Make Donations To Ebola Efforts In West Africa

News outlets report European and Asian nations are stepping up their response to the West African Ebola epidemic. Agence France-Presse: Britain, Sweden donate to struggling U.N. Ebola Fund “New pledges of financial aid to a U.N. Ebola fund have reached $118 million with Britain and Sweden offering sizeable contributions after…

Health Systems In U.S., Africa, Asia Prepare To Diagnose, Care For Ebola Patients

News outlets report on how hospitals in the U.S., Africa, and Asia are preparing to respond to Ebola. Agence France-Presse: Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm “The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in…

Africa Showing ‘Solidarity Deficit’ Toward Nations Worst-Hit By Ebola, Reuters Reports

Reuters: Ebola shows up solidarity deficit in Africa growth story “Africa’s economic growth is bounding ahead, despite the Ebola epidemic gnawing at its western shoulder, but some see the continent showing a deficit in solidarity towards the three poor and war-weakened states worst hit by the deadly disease…” (Giahyue/Fletcher, 10/26).

Roll Back Malaria Head Expresses Concern Ebola Will Impact Malaria Gains

BBC News: Fears that Ebola crisis will set back malaria fight “A leading malaria control expert has said efforts to contain the disease may be jeopardized by the Ebola crisis. Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, who heads the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, said after visiting West Africa: ‘Understandably, all the health…

PEPFAR, Elton John Foundation Announce New Public-Private Partnership

News outlets report on an announcement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and singer and activist Elton John on a new HIV/AIDS partnership between PEPFAR and the Elton John Foundation. Metro Weekly: Elton John and PEPFAR team up to fight HIV/AIDS “Secretary Kerry announced that the President’s Emergency Plan…

Development Lenders Announce Commitments To Horn Of Africa; U.N.’s Ban To Visit

News outlets report on efforts to support development in the Horn of Africa. Agence France-Presse: U.N. chief to visit Horn of Africa “U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon will travel to Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Kenya next week, leading a delegation from six other international organizations to the volatile Horn of Africa region…”…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following editorial and opinion pieces address various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. The Lancet: National armies for global health? “October 2014 has seen unprecedented deployment of both U.S. and British military personnel to support the efforts in West Africa against the Ebola crisis. … As the DoD has recognized,…

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