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USAID-Supported Journalist Team In Guinea Works To Spread Ebola Information

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: How Guinea’s Journalists Are Fighting To Win the War Against Ebola Carol Han, the strategic communications team leader with USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, discusses the efforts of a team of journalists to produce “Ebola Chrono,” a radio show meant to spread awareness and information about…

Ebola Epidemic Will Have Lasting Effect On Health Of West Africans

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: Sierra Leone: How Ebola Forces Doctors to Turn Away Pregnant Patients Erika Check Hayden, a reporter for the journal Nature “…Because many health care workers treating pregnant patients with Ebola contracted the disease, pregnant women are finding it difficult to get even routine care. Researchers…

Egypt Experiences Unexplained Increase Of Avian Flu Cases Since Fall

New York Times: Egypt’s Avian Flu Surge Lacks an Explanation “Cases of H5N1 avian flu have been surging in Egypt since the fall. Egypt has now passed Indonesia as the country with the most human cases in total since the virus was first found in Hong Kong almost 20 years…

Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins In Sierra Leone

New York Times: Sierra Leone: Ebola Trial Begins “Researchers began vaccinating volunteers in Sierra Leone with an experimental Ebola vaccine in a study officially begun on Monday. The trial, the third to begin in the West African countries hardest hit by Ebola, is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control…

U.S. To Support A.U. Efforts To Establish African CDC

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Supporting Capacity Building Efforts To Help Africa Cope With Health Threats “DipNote” bloggers discuss Secretary Kerry’s remarks at the signing of “a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) in support of the African Union’s plan to establish an African version of the American Centers for Disease Control…

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