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Ebola Death Toll Surpasses 3,000, WHO Says

News outlets report on the WHO’s announcement that the Ebola death toll in West Africa has surpassed 3,000. Reuters: West Africa Ebola death toll passes 3,000 — WHO “The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has risen to at least 3,091 out of 6,574 probable, suspected,…

IMF Approves $130M For West African Nations’ Ebola Efforts

News outlets report on the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) approval to fast-track $130 million in aid to fight Ebola in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: IMF fast-tracks $130 mn for Ebola fight in West Africa “The International Monetary Fund fast-tracked $130 million in aid Friday to fight the Ebola epidemic in…

Increasing Pledges To Fight Ebola Not Translating To Aid Implementation

News outlets report pledges to assist in the West African Ebola outbreak are increasing, but aid is slow to be implemented. Inter Press Service: Despite New Pledges, Aid to Fight Ebola Lagging “Despite mounting pledges of assistance, the continuing spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is outpacing…

U.S. Doctor Exposed To Ebola In West Africa Arrives At NIH For Observation

News outlets report on the admission of a U.S. doctor who was exposed to Ebola in West Africa to the NIH in Maryland for observation and enrollment in a clinical study. The Hill: NIH to admit patient exposed to Ebola “The National Institutes of Health will admit a patient who was…

Obama Calls For Strengthened Outbreak Preparedness At Global Health Security Agenda Meeting

News outlets report on a meeting among world leaders and public health officials held on Friday at the White House to discuss the Global Health Security Agenda. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry called for more preparations for disease outbreaks, including long-term strategic planning. The Hill: Obama urges…

NGOs Work With African Pharmacies To Stop Malaria

Newsweek: Can We Rely on the Private Sector to Halt Malaria in Africa? “…In the U.S., if you want an antimalarial, you have to go see a doctor and get a prescription; this ensures that Americans are treated with only the best malaria drugs. But not in most African countries,…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of Ebola Outbreak

The following editorial and opinion pieces address various aspects of the West African Ebola outbreak and the international community’s response. New York Times: Losing the Race Against Ebola Editorial Board “…[Confronting the Ebola outbreak] is a task of mind-boggling complexity, requiring international assistance on a massive scale. … Faster action…

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