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Cholera Outbreaks Represent ‘Shame On Our Society’; More Investment Needed To Stop Disease’s Spread In Haiti

Boston Globe: Ignoring the plight of the poor in Haiti Louise C. Ivers, infectious disease physician, senior health and policy adviser for Partners In Health, and associate professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital “…Colleagues in the Haitian government, nongovernmental organizations, and bilateral and multilateral agencies have…

Ongoing Sanitation Efforts Helped Many Liberian Communities Remain Ebola-Free During Epidemic

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Untouched: How 284 Liberian Communities Remained Ebola-Free Piet deVries, senior WASH adviser at Global Communities, discusses the organization’s efforts to provide safe sanitation for communities in Liberia, and how those efforts helped many communities remain Ebola-free or significantly lowered their risk…

After Nearly 2 Years, Guinea Begins Countdown To End Of Ebola Epidemic

News outlets continue to report on the release of Guinea’s last Ebola patient and the start of a 42-day countdown to the end of Ebola transmission. Associated Press: Guinea begins countdown to end of Ebola after nearly 2 years (Diallo, 11/17). BBC News: Guinea’s last Ebola patient recovers in Conakry…

Guinea Hopeful For End Of Ebola Epidemic, As Last 68 People Released From Quarantine

Reuters: Guinea releases last 68 people from Ebola quarantine “The final 68 people who had been in contact with an Ebola patient were released from quarantine on Saturday, said a senior health official, raising hopes of an end to the disease in the last West African country with confirmed cases…”…