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WHO Declares Ebola Epidemic Over In Liberia, Cautions Residents To Remain Vigilant

News outlets report on the WHO’s declaration that the Ebola epidemic is over in Liberia, which has been Ebola-free for 42 days. Agence France-Presse: WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free “The U.N. health agency on Saturday declared Liberia Ebola-free, hailing the ‘monumental’ achievement in the West African country where the virus has…

U.N., Partners Begin Vaccination Campaigns In Liberia After Measles Outbreak Erupts

NPR: As Ebola Leaves Liberia, Measles Makes A Forceful Comeback “…Just as Liberia is getting ready to declare itself Ebola-free, another disease has cropped up. This January a measles outbreak erupted. So far this year, there have been 562 cases; seven were fatal…” (Beaubien, 5/8). U.N. News Centre: U.N. to…

Violent Clashes In South Sudan Force Aid Groups To Withdraw, Ten Of Thousands To Flee

Reuters: Tens of thousands flee fighting in South Sudan, aid groups withdraw “Tens of thousands of people have fled fierce fighting in South Sudan’s northern Unity State and humanitarian organizations have withdrawn staff from the area, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other groups said on Saturday…”…

Building Resilient Health Systems Vital To Preventing Future Outbreaks

New York Times: Ebola-Free, but Not Resilient Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, and Bernice Dahn, minister-designate of health for Liberia “…A resilient health system combines active surveillance mechanisms, robust health care delivery system, and a vigorous response to disease. … When a resilient system is in place, cities…

Seed Global Health Enables Doctors, Nurses To Educate Health Care Providers In Africa

ONE: Training the next generation of Africa’s doctors and nurses — one ‘seed’ at a time Cornelia Lluberes, global health research assistant at the ONE Campaign, interviews Vanessa Kerry, co-founder and CEO of Seed Global Health, about the organization, which gives “health professionals the opportunity to serve as educators in…

Ebola Virus Found In Eye Of U.S. Doctor After Being Declared Virus-Free

News outlets discuss a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine showing the Ebola virus can persist in the eyes of survivors. Agence France-Presse: Ebola found in man’s eye months after it left blood: report “The Ebola virus has been detected for the first time in an eye…