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West African Countries Impose Measures To Prevent Ebola Spread; Sierra Leone’s Lockdown Exposes Suspected Cases

Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone back to work after Ebola lockdown “Sierra Leoneans breathed a sigh of relief on Monday as they emerged from a three-day nationwide lockdown imposed in a bid to prevent a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus…” (3/30). Associated Press: Guinea shuts border with Sierra Leone in…

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Sierra Leone Imposes Three-Day Lockdown To Prevent Ebola Spread

Agence France-Presse: S. Leone in new anti-Ebola lockdown “Sierra Leone imposed a three-day nationwide lockdown Friday for the second time in six months in a bid to prevent a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus…” (Johnson, 3/27). Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone ends anti-Ebola lockdown after three days “Sierra Leoneans were…

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Leadership, Global Governance Questions Must Be Answered For True Pandemic Preparedness

Washington Post: The next epidemic Michael Gerson, opinion writer “…The first and foundational layer of pandemic preparedness is the disease surveillance system in developing countries. … Many developing countries lack even the minimal capability to identify outbreaks before they become epidemics. Filling those gaps is one of the goals of…

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The Lancet To Focus On Ebola’s Lessons, Global Health Security In Upcoming Issues

The Lancet: 1 year on — lessons from the Ebola outbreak for WHO Editorial Board “This week has seen what is likely to be the beginning of an onslaught of criticism leveled against WHO for its handling of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. … This year will see at…

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CDC To Play Role In Partnership To Improve Global Public Health Data Collection

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: CDC partners with Bloomberg Philanthropies to strengthen public health data collection in developing countries Samira Asma, chief of global non-communicable diseases at CDC, writes, “With the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, CDC, in partnership with the CDC Foundation and other partners, plans to significantly improve public health…

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Uganda To Expand Program Using Private Clinics To Better Detect, Diagnose TB Patients

The Guardian: Uganda to expand successful Kampala scheme in battle against tuberculosis “…So when representatives from the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease approached [Dr. Kasauli Mahmoud Zinda] in 2011 to join a new initiative that would equip Pillars [Medical Centre] to test for and treat TB, ‘it looked…

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Public Health Experts Hans Rosling, Margaret Lamunu Discuss Challenges Of Ebola Response On BBC Program

BBC World Service: Understanding Ebola “Hans Rosling, the man who makes statistics spellbinding and the World Health Organization’s Ebola expert, Margaret Lamunu, talk to Tim Harford about their experience helping to fight the disease in West Africa on Monday at 1300 GMT. As part of ‘A Richer World’ season, [they…

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Liberia Records Ebola Case After 28 Days With No New Cases

Associated Press: Liberia investigates how latest Ebola patient got infected “Liberian officials were investigating Saturday how the country’s latest Ebola patient became infected, after weeks with no cases of the disease in the country…” (Paye-Layleh, 3/21). Financial Times: Ebola still a mortal danger in West Africa, warn health leaders “…Liberia…

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Increase In Guinea’s Ebola Cases Possibly Attributable To Better Access To Hard-To-Reach Patients

Reuters: Spike in Ebola in Guinea could reflect access to hidden patients “The latest spike in Guinea’s Ebola cases could be a sign that aid teams are at last gaining access to hidden patients, rather than a surge of new cases, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said. The…

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News Outlets Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Recovery, From Disease Preparedness To Hunting For Virus’s Origin

Devex: The case for EOCs post-Ebola “Emergency operation centers have been critical in stemming potential Ebola outbreaks in several West African countries like Nigeria and Mali, but there remain doubts about whether countries would keep them post-Ebola…” (Ravelo, 3/19). The Economist: Pandemic disease: Never again “…The [Ebola epidemic] suggests that…

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