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First African Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins In Mali

News outlets report on the beginning of the first African Ebola vaccine trial. The Hill: Ebola vaccine trial begins in Africa “The first Ebola vaccine trial in Africa has started under the supervision of the University of Maryland, according to a report. Three health care workers in Mali received the…

Global Food Prices At 4-Year Low, FAO Says, Warning Of ‘Hunger Hotspots’

News outlets discuss global food prices reported by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Deutsche Welle: Global food prices hit four-year low “World food prices fell to their lowest level since 2010 in September, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported Thursday. … The FAO provided a cautious outlook…

New Data Show Gains Made In HIV Treatment In Uganda But Gaps Remain

IRIN: Gains and gaps in Ugandan HIV treatment “Over the past three years Uganda has succeeded in more than doubling the number of eligible children receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). Pediatric HIV infections, meanwhile, have plummeted. But almost six out of every 10 children who need ART are still not receiving…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following opinion pieces discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. Financial Times: U.S. and Europe must lead way in tackling Ebola Roy Anderson, director of the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research at Imperial College London and a non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline “…Substantial help [to contain Ebola] is…

House, Senate Committees Approve $750M In Funding For U.S. Ebola Response

News outlets report on congressional action to approve funding for the U.S. Ebola response in West Africa. Associated Press/ABC News: Inhofe Gives Final OK to $700M to Fight Ebola “…Oklahoma GOP Sen. James Inhofe, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, gave his OK to shift leftover Afghanistan…

Kerry Calls On International Community To ‘Step Up’ Ebola Efforts

News outlets report on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s calls for increased international efforts to contain Ebola made Wednesday during a press conference. Agence France-Presse: Kerry urges all nations to boost Ebola fight “U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued an ‘urgent plea’ Wednesday to all nations to step…

U.S. Trains Health Care Workers To Respond To Ebola In West Africa

Wall Street Journal: U.S. Steps Up Training of Health Workers in Ebola Fight The newspaper describes “…a three-day course set up by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prepare medical workers to deploy to West Africa. … The CDC course is instructing 36 medical staff this week, and…

U.K. Commits Military Personnel, Resources To Ebola Response In Sierra Leone

News outlets report on a pledge from the U.K. to send military personnel and other resources to Sierra Leone to help contain Ebola. Agence France-Presse: Britain sends 750 military personnel to combat Ebola “Britain is sending 750 military personnel, a medical ship, and three helicopters to Sierra Leone to help…

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