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U.S. Can Do More In Ebola Outbreak, Experts Say

The Hill: Five steps the U.S. could take on Ebola “…U.S. health agencies have also accelerated work on Ebola treatments and vaccines, and USAID announced $75 million for clinics, medical gear and doctor recruitment on Thursday. Further efforts, particularly in West Africa, would come with come with political, financial, or…

Europe Provides Funding, Personnel To Help Halt West African Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on European efforts to provide funding and personnel to West Africa to assist in the ongoing Ebola outbreak. Reuters: E.U. pledges 140 mln euros to fight Ebola in West Africa “The European Union promised 140 million euros ($181 million) in assistance on Friday to bolster the overstretched…

WHO’s ‘Empty War Chest’ Needs To Be Filled, Chan Says In NPR Interview

NPR on Thursday featured two pieces on Ebola, including an interview with senior U.N. officials. NPR: Ebola Fight Requires Massive War Chest “[NPR host] David Greene talks to World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan and David Nabarro, head of the U.N.’s effort against Ebola, about the current outbreak in West…

WHO Convenes Meeting To Discuss Ebola Treatments

News outlets report on the WHO’s two-day meeting in Geneva to review possible drug treatments for Ebola. Agence France-Presse: World experts race to deploy experimental Ebola drugs “World health experts will meet in Geneva on Friday for the second day of urgent talks on fast-tracking experimental Ebola drugs as doctors…

Third American Infected With Ebola Transported To Nebraska For Treatment

News outlets report that the third American to be infected with Ebola was flown to a Nebraska hospital for treatment. ABC News: Latest American Ebola Patient Headed to Nebraska Hospital for Treatment “The latest American doctor to be infected with Ebola in West Africa is on his way to the…

Nigeria Monitoring Hundreds Of Potential Ebola Patients In Second Cluster Of Cases

News outlets report on the developing situation in Nigeria, where Ebola cases continue to be detected. ABC News: Diplomat Who Fled Quarantine at Center of Second Ebola Cluster in Nigeria “…The first cluster [of Ebola] emerged in July, when an infected Liberian-American man named Patrick Sawyer flew into Lagos. Sawyer…

Global Health Experts Suggest Rethinking Of Health Emergency Funding

Devex: Should we rethink health emergency funding? “The Ebola outbreak has revealed serious resource mobilization problems at the world’s ‘go-to’ response agency, according to some global health experts. Tackling the disease in West Africa — where ill-equipped national health systems and lack of infrastructure has spurred the rampant spread of…

South Africa’s Mortality Rate Dropped In 2012; TB Remained Leading Cause Of Death

Bloomberg News: South African Death Rate Fell in 2012 as TB Stays Top Killer “South Africa’s mortality rate dropped six percent in 2012 as antiretroviral therapy programs helped cut deaths of HIV-infected patients. Tuberculosis remained the leading killer. The number of deaths in the continent’s second-largest economy dropped to 480,476…

Blog Post Discusses U.S. Role In Countering South African HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Africa In Transition”: HIV/AIDS, South Africa, and the United States John Campbell, Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses HIV/AIDS in South Africa and the U.S. role in countering the epidemic (9/4).

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