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WHO Releases Statement From 7th Meeting Of IHR Emergency Committee On Ebola

WHO: Statement on the 7th meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa This WHO statement discusses temporary recommendations made by the International Health Regulation (IHR) Emergency Committee to countries with Ebola transmission and all nations regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa (10/5).

Ebola Workers Remain Resilient, Continue To Respond To Disease In Sierra Leone

The Guardian: Ebola in Sierra Leone: ‘Friends died from the very virus they fought against’ Isaac Bayoh, Ebola quarantine and awareness worker in rural Sierra Leone, now working with Médicos del Mundo “Many things have changed here in Sierra Leone since I last wrote at Easter, when three-day lockdowns were…

International Commission Aims To Create Global Health Risk Framework

SciDev.Net: How to plan for the next health crisis “…Maria Freire, president of the U.S. Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, spoke of the need to become nimble in our ability to do R&D in an emergency [at a series of talks at the Royal Society on Wednesday]. How…

The Guardian Examines Reviews Of WHO’s Ebola Response, Agency’s Future

The Guardian: Ebola is all but over, but the postmortem is just getting started “…A year after the peak of the Ebola epidemic, which killed more than 11,300 people and threw the U.S. and Europe into a panic, it is the global health system that is under scrutiny. In particular,…

Guinea Records 4 New Ebola Cases; WHO Releases Roadmap For Emergency Response Reforms

CIDRAP News: Guinea reports 4 Ebola cases; WHO details response reforms “Ebola cases in West Africa’s outbreak region stayed in the single digits last week, with four cases reported, all from a known transmission chain in Guinea, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its weekly update [Wednesday]. In related…

Liberia, International Community Must Prioritize WASH To Achieve SDGs

Foreign Policy: Want to Fight Ebola? Help Liberia Invest in Toilets. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia “…Measuring progress toward clean water, sanitation, and hygiene in homes, schools, and hospitals will be an important component of achieving the new Global Goals, both in Liberia and around the world. … The…

WHO Releases Roadmap For Action In Responding To Outbreaks, Emergencies

WHO: Follow up to the World Health Assembly decision on the Ebola virus disease outbreak and the Special Session of the Executive Board on Ebola: Roadmap for Action This WHO Roadmap for Action is a follow-up to the World Health Assembly’s Special Session of the Executive Board on Ebola that…