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State Department Briefing Discusses Global Ebola Response With African Diaspora Communities

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Engaging the African Diaspora Community on the International Ebola Response David Duckenfield, deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of Public Affairs, summarizes a recent conference call with the State Department’s Deputy Coordinator for Ebola Response Andrew Weber and “members of the U.S.-African diaspora…

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Ebola Epidemic Is ‘Wake-Up Call’ To Improve Poor Nations’ Health Care Systems

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: A Wake-Up Call: Lessons from Ebola for the World’s Health Systems Justin Forsyth, chief executive of Save the Children, discusses a new report from the organization, titled “A Wake-Up Call,” that “focuses on the way that the inadequate health services in the [three…

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U.N. Officials Warn Governments, Donors To Avoid Complacency In Ebola Efforts

Associated Press: U.N. warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters new phase “The United Nations is urging donors, organizations, and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death toll from the virus climbs toward 10,000…” (Cook, 3/2).

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Nearly 30 Countries Vulnerable To Ebola-Type Outbreaks Without Stronger Health Care Systems, Report Says

News outlets discuss a new report from Save the Children examining lessons learned from the Ebola epidemic for health care systems development. The Guardian: Ebola epidemic is ‘wake-up call’ for investment in universal health care “Up to 30 countries are vulnerable to an Ebola-style epidemic, unless the world sits up…

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Ebola, Other Infectious Diseases Highlight Africa’s Health System Challenges, Says European Health Commissioner

EurActiv: Andriukaitis: Ebola highlights Africa’s health challenges “The ‘Ebola: From Emergency to Recovery’ conference, being held by the European Commission [Tuesday], provides an important opportunity to plan for the long-term recovery and resilience of affected countries, Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis told EurActiv in an exclusive interview…” (Gotev, 3/3).

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Acting On Lessons Learned From Ebola Epidemic

Devex: From catchphrase to action: Learning lessons on Ebola Erin Hohlfelder, policy director for global health at the ONE Campaign “…[I]f we’re looking for one clear place to start acting [on lessons learned from Ebola], we must begin by acknowledging — and then quickly remedying — a foundational challenge: the…

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Obama Commends U.S. Role In Liberian Ebola Outbreak, As Sirleaf Johnson Requests Continued Assistance In White House Meeting

The Hill: Obama touts Ebola progress with Liberian president “President Obama touted progress on stopping Ebola in a meeting with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Friday. The number of cases has fallen 95 percent from its peak, down to a ‘handful’ a week, Obama said…” (Sullivan, 2/27). New York…

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U.S. Military Transitions Out Of Ebola Response Efforts In Liberia Following Successful Mission, According To Leadership

DoD News: U.S. Added Speed, Scale to West Africa Ebola Fight “Since Sept. 2014, when U.S. Army Africa leadership arrived in Liberia to help contain the historic outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, the United States is transitioning its contributions to civilian and nongovernmental organizations there as the…

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HIV/AIDS Care, Treatment Interrupted In Sierra Leone Because Of Ebola Epidemic, UNDP Report Says

Intellectual Property Watch: Ebola Crisis Has Severe Impact On AIDS Response In Sierra Leone, UNDP Report Says “According to an internal report of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Fund Partnership team, the Ebola epidemic has virtually halted national HIV efforts in Sierra Leone. In particular, patients stopped their…

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Partners Hope Mental Health Services Project Will Help Foster Economic Growth In Liberia

Devex: Can mental health services spur economic growth in Ebola-affected West Africa? “The World Bank and the Liberian government, in partnership with the government of Japan, launched Wednesday a project designed to tackle unaddressed psychological trauma in Liberian communities affected by protracted civil war and a relentless Ebola outbreak. Developers…

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