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President Of Sierra Leone Aims For Zero New Ebola Cases In Country By End Of March

Associated Press: Sierra Leone president predicts 0 Ebola cases by March end “Even as his country registered 19 new Ebola cases over a 24-hour period, Sierra Leone’s president is predicting there will be zero new confirmed cases by the end of March. President Ernest Bai Koroma also predicted that his…

Blog Post Outlines Debate Over Commentary Blaming IMF For Weakening Health Systems In West Africa

Humanosphere: Wonks disagree over whether IMF contributed to Ebola crisis Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy outlines recent debate among researchers and experts over a Lancet commentary “arguing the International Monetary Fund (IMF) helped to weaken health care in the West African countries struggling with Ebola.” He writes, “By the end, the debate…

Liberia Can End Ebola By June If Correct Measures Taken, Study Shows

News outlets discuss a study published in PLOS Biology presenting a model showing how Liberia could end Ebola by June 2015. Agence France-Presse: Ebola could end in Liberia by June “Liberia, the African nation at the center of world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, could see an end to the epidemic by…

Liberia’s Ebola Response Head Says Country On Track To Contain Epidemic

Reuters: Liberia says limits Ebola spread to just two counties “Liberia is on the verge of containing the spread of the Ebola virus with only two of its 15 counties reporting new infections, the head of the country’s Ebola response said on Tuesday…” (Giayhue/Felix, 1/13).

Ebola Provides Opportunity To Further Curb FGM Practice In Sierra Leone

Bloomberg News: Ebola Forces Secret Societies to Curb Female Circumcision Rites “As the death toll from Ebola approaches 9,000 in West Africa, the illness has at least temporarily disrupted female genital mutilation, a centuries-old practice that brutally harms young girls. The respite is giving human rights activists an opportunity to…