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Ebola Sparks Debate On How Donors Fund Global Health, Reuters Reports

Reuters: Ebola may change how aid is spent on health care in Africa “The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has exposed major gaps in development aid, prompting a rethink of the balance between building health systems and tackling specific diseases like AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis…” (Wroughton, 10/13).

New York Times Examines Role, Approach Of MSF During Ebola Outbreak

New York Times: Doctors Without Borders Evolves as It Forms the Vanguard in Ebola Fight “…The first to respond to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, Doctors Without Borders remains the primary international medical aid group battling the disease there. As local health systems have all but collapsed and most…

New York Times Examines Role Of World Bank President Kim In Ebola Response

New York Times: Head of World Bank Makes Ebola His Mission “…[World Bank President Jim] Kim — a 54-year-old Korean-American whose brash style has alienated many at the bank he leads — [has become] a key figure in a crisis that has exposed yawning gaps in the world’s capacity to…

Canadian Ebola Vaccine Begins Human Trials

News outlets report on the start of clinical trials testing a Canadian Ebola vaccine. Agence France-Presse: Experimental Canadian Ebola vaccine starts human tests (10/13). Globe and Mail: As vaccine trials begin, Canada set to review Ebola strategy (Wingrove, 10/14). Reuters: Human testing begins on NewLink Genetics’ Ebola vaccine (Grover, 10/13).…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding Ebola

The following editorials and opinion pieces discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. New York Times: The Worsening Ebola Crisis Editorial Board “…The pace of international aid needs to be stepped up dramatically. … President Obama needs personally to ramp up the urgency of the American response and the level…

CDC Director Discusses Opposition To Travel Ban On Ebola-Hit Nations

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: CDC Director: Why I don’t support a travel ban to combat Ebola outbreak CDC Director Tom Frieden writes, “A travel ban is not the right answer [to combat Ebola]. It’s simply not feasible to build a wall — virtual or real — around a community, city,…

Ebola Death Toll Surpasses 4,000, WHO Reports

News outlets report on the WHO’s announcement that the Ebola death toll has surpassed 4,000. Agence France-Presse: Ebola toll passes 4,000 as fears grow worldwide “The death toll from Ebola has passed 4,000, the World Health Organization said Friday, while a Madrid nurse was fighting for her life and authorities…

Countries Worldwide Step Up Efforts To Prevent, Prepare For Ebola Within Their Own Borders

News outlets report on efforts in countries worldwide to prevent the importation of Ebola and prepare for cases within their borders. Agence France-Presse: Nations step up measures to stem worsening Ebola outbreak (Perry, 10/12). Agence France-Presse: Britain feels ready after Ebola outbreak test (10/11). Devex: Is Asia-Pacific ready for Ebola?…

CDC Confirms Second U.S. Ebola Case As Dallas Health Worker Tests Positive For Virus

News outlets report on the CDC’s confirmation that a Dallas health worker who treated a Liberian man who died of Ebola last week has tested positive for the virus, marking the first case of Ebola transmission in the U.S. Associated Press: Dallas health worker tests positive for Ebola (Merchant, 10/13).…