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USAID To Provide $126M To Help Rebuild Ebola-Stricken West African Health Systems

USAID: USAID Announces $126 Million to Rebuild Life-Saving Health Services in Ebola-Affected Countries “U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein announced plans to spend $126 million to help rebuild West African health systems impacted by the Ebola outbreak at the Global Citizen Concert on the National Mall.…

Additional TB Screening, Treatment Needed For Patients In Tertiary Care Facilities, Study Says

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Study says health care shortcomings leave tuberculosis undiagnosed, untreated Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a study published in The Lancet Global Health in which researchers examined tuberculosis burden among inpatients who had died in health care…

CDC Revises Guidelines To Urge Ebola Survivors To Abstain From Sex, Use Condoms

New York Times: Signs Ebola Spreads in Sex Prompt a CDC Warning “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised its guidelines on Ebola transmission on Sunday night, urging survivors to abstain from all forms of sex or use condoms every time ‘until more information becomes available,’ rather than three…

West Africa’s Post-Ebola Rebuilding Requires Support From International Community

Washington Post: Rebuilding after Ebola will require the world’s help Editorial Board “The ravaging of populations in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea by the Ebola virus over the past year has been devastating. The virus killed 10,702 people and left behind vast economic and emotional tolls. The rest of the…

USAID Blog Posts Discuss Progress Made In West Africa To End Ebola Epidemic

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Road to Redemption: How One Liberian Hospital is Recovering from Ebola Carol Han, press officer with the Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team, discusses the experience and progress of Redemption Hospital, one of Liberia’s largest government-run facilities, in its efforts to end and recover from the Ebola epidemic (4/17).…

U.S. Investments Helping Improve Contraception, Family Planning Access In Senegal

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: U.S. and Senegalese Investments in Family Planning Are Paying Off Sara Stratton, director of West and Southern Africa programs at IntraHealth International, writes, “In Francophone West Africa, acceptance of family planning and use of modern contraception has been increasing over the last four years. … This would…

CGD Blog Post Commends U.S. Support For Establishment Of African CDC

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Bravo to the U.S. for Supporting Africa’s Own Center for Disease Control Mead Over, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, discusses and lauds the U.S. agreement to support the establishment of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (4/17).