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WHO, WFP To Collaborate To Reach Zero Ebola Cases In West Africa

U.N. News Centre: Two U.N. agencies combine expertise in new partnership to reach zero Ebola cases “The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) [Wednesday] announced they are combining their expertise in public health and logistics in a new partnership to bring the Ebola outbreak…

Ebola Epidemic Could End By Summer If Funding, Efforts Are Sustained, WHO Official Says

New York Times: Ebola Outbreak Could Be Ended by Summer, U.N. Says “The Ebola outbreak that has claimed nearly 10,000 lives over the past 15 months could be halted by the summer, but only if international financial support is sustained, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday…” (Cumming-Bruce, 3/11). Reuters:…

Liberian President Acknowledges Shortcomings In Nation’s Ebola Response

New York Times: Liberian Leader Concedes Errors in Response to Ebola “The president of Liberia acknowledged on Wednesday that she had erred in ordering a tough security crackdown at the height of the Ebola crisis last year, describing the deadly virus as an ‘unknown enemy’ that had frightened her. The…

WHO Announces Formation Of Independent Panel To Assess Agency’s Ebola Response

Associated Press: WHO creates independent panel to assess its Ebola response “The World Health Organization says it has created a panel of independent experts to assess its response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak in history. … The panel will be chaired by Barbara Stocking, a former chief executive of Oxfam…

Researchers Hit Snags In Testing Ebola Treatments, Vaccines

Al Jazeera America: Why we’re still waiting on an Ebola vaccine “Since Ebola hit [Freetown, Sierra Leone,] last summer, nurses at Connaught Hospital have put their lives on the line by working with patients at risk of the deadly disease. Now researchers aim to recruit them as well as ambulance…

USAID’s DART Arranges Ship Transport Of Ebola-Killing Chlorine To Guinea, Sierra Leone

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: USAID Takes to the High Seas to Bring Reinforcements to Guinea’s Ebola Fight Carol Han, strategic communications leader at USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, discusses efforts by USAID’s Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to safely deliver high test hypochlorite (HTH), a substance used “to kill…

Former U.S. Ebola Coordinator Ron Klain Speaks With Vox About Epidemic, Response

Vox: Ebola czar — “This thing isn’t over yet.” And the next pandemic could be even worse. “On October 17, 2014, just as Ebola panic reached a fever pitch in America, President Obama did something unusual: he appointed Ron Klain as America’s first-ever ‘Ebola response coordinator’ — a title that…

Liberia Releases Last Known Ebola Patient From Hospital

Associated Press: Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia “Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old teacher, from a treatment center on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free…” (Paye-Layleh, 3/5). The Guardian: Liberia almost clear of Ebola after last patient is discharged from care “…The…