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USAID, Rockefeller Foundation Launch $100M Fund For Disaster Resiliency In Asia, Africa

News outlets report on a new partnership between USAID and the Rockefeller Foundation to help Asia and Africa better cope with disasters and crises. Thomson Reuters Foundation: USAID, Rockefeller launch $100 million climate resilience fund for Asia, Africa “A $100 million fund launched by two U.S. organizations on Tuesday aims…

Number Of Ebola Deaths Passes 1,200 In West Africa, WHO Says

The WHO reports the number of Ebola deaths in West Africa has surpassed 1,200. New York Times: Ebola Death Toll in West Africa Tops 1,200 “As West African nations grapple with the worst-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the death toll had…

WHO, Travel Groups Recommend Ebola-Hit Nations Screen Outbound Travelers

News outlets report on the WHO’s recommendations made Monday that Ebola-hit countries screen outbound travelers at border crossings. Associated Press: U.N. urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports “Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports, and major ground crossings, the U.N. health…

Liberia Locates 17 Ebola Patients Who Fled Clinic

Reuters: Liberia says has located all 17 runaway Ebola patients “Liberia has found all 17 suspected Ebola patients who fled a quarantine center in Monrovia at the weekend and transferred them to another clinic, the information minister said on Tuesday…” (8/19).

Ebola Health Workers Face Challenging Conditions, Long Hours

Associated Press: Ebola health workers battle death, heat, rumors “Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy clinics. Agonizing death is the norm. The hellish conditions aren’t the only problem: Health workers struggle to…

Ebola Survivors Sometimes Face Stigma When Returning Home

New York Times: Surviving Ebola, but Untouchable Back Home “…Here in the Ebola zone, the world is divided in three: the living, the dead, and those caught in between. For those lucky enough to survive, coming home is another struggle entirely. … When they go home, some are greeted warmly,…

Aid Agencies Stretched To Limits By Simultaneous Humanitarian Crises

NPR: World’s Aid Agencies Stretched To Their Limits By Simultaneous Crises “For the first time, the United Nations is handling four major humanitarian crises at once: refugee crises in Syria and Iraq as well as civil wars in the Central African Republic and South Sudan, where millions are at risk…

Expanding Family Planning Services Can Reduce HIV Infection In Children, Study Says

Inter Press Service: Helping Uganda’s HIV-positive Women Avoid Unplanned Pregnancies “…In the last decade, Uganda’s modern contraceptive use among women has slowly increased from 18 percent to 26 percent. Though low, this level of contraceptive use likely averted 20 percent of pediatric HIV infections and 13 percent of AIDS-related children’s…

Blog Post Discusses Article On PEPFAR, Call For Better Data Collection

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: PEPFAR’s South Africa “transition”: Nearly 20 percent of patients went unaccounted for when care was transferred, study finds Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses several articles looking at PEPFAR…