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Climate Change Will Negatively Impact Food Security In Africa, Report Says

Inter Press Service: Measuring How Climate Change Affects Africa’s Food Security “…Experts from around the world are certain that climate change is playing a major role in the difficulties … hundreds of thousands of other farmers are experiencing on the continent. According to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental…

Deutsche Welle Examines Malnutrition, Family Planning In Niger

Deutsche Welle: Niger’s malnourished children “In Niger, children with dusty blond hair are ubiquitous: It’s a sure sign of widespread malnourishment. Resources are scarce, while fertility rates are soaring. Yet family planning is an uphill struggle…” (Conrad, 10/15).

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Ebola Epidemic

The following editorial and opinion pieces examine the Ebola epidemic and issues surrounding the international response. Wall Street Journal: The Ebola Twilight of Public Institutions Editorial Board “…[The Ebola epidemic is] ruthlessly exposing the decay of the once-eminent public institutions that were established to contain such transnational contagions — organizations…

U.S. House Subcommittee To Hold Hearing On Ebola

News outlets discuss an upcoming U.S. congressional hearing on federal efforts to respond to Ebola. CQ HealthBeat: Panel Set to Ask Questions and Offer Suggestions on Ebola “A House subcommittee on Thursday has scheduled a rare recess period hearing in Washington, D.C., to query CDC Director Thomas Frieden and National…

Travel Limitations Hindering Ebola Efforts; Passenger Screenings Could Be Ineffective

News outlets examine how travel limitations to and from West Africa are hindering efforts to contain Ebola, and a European report saying airline passenger screenings might be ineffective. New York Times: Ebola Fight in Africa Is Hurt by Limits on Ways to Get Out “…[According to an aid group,] Europe’s…

Ebola Epidemic Affecting Liberia’s Economy, Reversing Recent Gains

Washington Post: The Ebola outbreak is not just a human tragedy. It’s also an economic one. “…With critical public works projects in limbo and businesses struggling, the [Ebola] virus is threatening Liberia’s chance to escape generations of poverty and join Africa’s rising prosperity…” (Mui, 10/14).

Ebola Survivors Engage In Outbreak Responses In West Africa

News outlets report on how some Ebola survivors are joining efforts to contain the virus and treat patients in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone Ebola survivors to hold landmark meet: U.N. “Dozens of Ebola survivors, now immune to the deadly disease, will meet in Sierra Leone this…