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USAID’s DART Leader In West Africa Interviewed About Agency’s Ebola Response

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Bill Berger: “There is no book on responding to this Ebola crisis… we’re writing it now.” Morgana Wingard, a photojournalist working with USAID to cover the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, interviews Bill Berger, team leader for the Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) in West Africa, about…

U.N.’s Ban Says World Must Stop Ebola ‘At Its Source’

U.N. News Centre: ‘The only way to stop Ebola is at its source’ — U.N. chief “Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [on Tuesday] urged countries that have imposed travel bans or closed their borders in response to the Ebola outbreak of the need to convey a sense of urgency without inciting panic,…

U.S. Senators To Introduce Bill Aimed At Speeding Development Of Ebola Drugs

News outlets report that leaders of the U.S. Senate Health Committee are planning on introducing a bill that would offer incentives for companies to develop Ebola treatments and vaccines. Chattanooga Times Free Press: Lamar Alexander to introduce bill to speed development of Ebola treatment “Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will…

U.S. Ebola Coordinator Klain Keeps Low Profile, Reuters Reports

Reuters: In Ebola response, Obama’s ‘czar’ stays behind the curtain “…Ron Klain’s low-profile first week as President Barack Obama’s behind-the-scenes Ebola ‘czar’ has become another attack point for a White House struggling to show it’s on top of the crisis. Since starting last Wednesday, Klain has been seen only once,…

U.K. Umbrella Aid Group Launches Unprecedented Funding Appeal For Ebola

News outlets report that Britain’s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched an appeal to raise funds to fight Ebola, making this the first time the group has sought to raise money in response to a disease outbreak. The Guardian: Ebola crisis: DEC launches unprecedented appeal for public help “The Disasters Emergency…

Australian Ebola Coordinator Questions Nation’s Visa Ban; Beijing Recommends Home Quarantine For Returned Ebola Workers

Reuters reports on Australian and Chinese efforts to reduce the risk of Ebola entering their borders. Reuters: Australian Ebola ‘tsar’ questions government’s West Africa visa ban “Australia’s newly appointed Ebola tsar challenged the government’s blanket ban on visas from West African nations affected by the deadly virus, saying the controversial…

Opinion Pieces Examine Various Angles Of Ebola Epidemic

The following opinion pieces examine various angles of the Ebola epidemic, including international efforts to contain the outbreak, the response in the U.S. and Europe, the science of Ebola, and Ebola’s potential impact on development goals. USA TODAY: USAID chief: We will stop Ebola in West Africa Rajiv Shah, USAID…