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In Series Of Interviews, Sierra Leonean President Outlines Ebola Recovery Needs Of West Africa

Reuters: West Africa seeks $5-6 billion aid, debts canceled: Sierra Leone’s Koroma “The Ebola-stricken nations of West Africa are asking international donors to cancel their debts and give them $5-6 billion over two years to rebuild their economies, devastated by the deadly disease, Sierra Leone’s president said on Thursday…” (Dawson,…

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U.N., NGO, Multilateral Groups Urge Continued Support For West African Nations Hit Hard By Ebola

CIDRAP News: Multilateral groups to address Ebola economic recovery “With leaders of West African leaders from Ebola-hit nations in Washington, D.C., this week for high-level talks on outbreak recovery, President Barack Obama [Wednesday] urged international partners to stay committed to the fight against the disease and to stand ready to…

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Researchers Studying Risk Of Sexual Transmission Of Ebola

New York Times: Ebola Researchers Take New Look at Risk of Sexual Transmission “Concerned about the potential for sexual transmission of Ebola, international health officials are investigating new reports of suspected cases and beginning studies to determine how often and how long the virus remains active in semen. And, for…

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Ebola-Hit Liberia Focuses On Repairing Child Health Care System

Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Liberia rebuilds devastated child health care system “…The 46-bed unit [at Liberia’s first ever children’s hospital], just opened in Monrovia by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is part of the country’s response to the challenge of repairing its wrecked health service as it emerges from the nightmare of…

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Guinea Confirms 9 New Ebola Cases In Southwest Region

Reuters: Guinea finds nine new Ebola cases near border with Sierra Leone “Guinean authorities have confirmed at least nine new cases of Ebola in the southwest region of Forecariah near the border with Sierra Leone, the area hardest hit by the year-old outbreak, a senior health official said on Thursday…”…

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West African Nations Need Support Of International Partners For Socioeconomic Recovery From Ebola Epidemic

Project Syndicate: Turning the Page on Ebola Alpha Condé, president of Guinea; Ernest Bai Koroma, president of Sierra Leone; and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia “…The impact of the epidemic has been devastating, calling into question our three countries’ significant socioeconomic progress in the aftermath of decades of conflict…

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West African Presidents To Share Ebola Recovery Response Plans At World Bank Meeting

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Presidents of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone To Share Ebola Recovery Plans at IMF — World Bank Group Spring Meetings Nasserie Carew, senior adviser in the Bureau of Public Affairs, discusses what to expect at a high-level roundtable meeting on Ebola with the presidents of…

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French Red Cross’s Public Tours Of ETU In Guinea Helping To Dispel Ebola Myths

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Battling Ebola: How Tours into Guinea’s Hot Zone are Helping in the Fight Harlan Hale, a regional advisor with USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance who has served on the Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team, writes about how the French Red Cross in Guinea is helping to…

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In Meeting With West African Leaders, Obama Pledges U.S. Support, Marks Progress In Ending Ebola Epidemic

Agence France-Presse: Obama pledges U.S. aid in wiping out last traces of Ebola “President Barack Obama met on Wednesday with the leaders of three Ebola-stricken West African nations, vowing U.S. help in wiping out the last vestiges of the often deadly disease…” (4/15). Bloomberg News: Obama Hosts Heads of Ebola-Stricken…

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Contingency Fund Could Allow Federal Agencies To Address Disease Outbreaks More Quickly, U.S. Congressman Says

CQ HealthBeat: Appropriator Mulls Contingency Fund for Disease Outbreaks “Creating a contingency fund to address health crises such as the Ebola outbreak might speed the time it takes federal agencies to respond, according to the chairman of the House panel that funds the Department of Health and Human Services…” (Young,…

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