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WASH Resources, Education Helps Liberian Communities Prevent Ebola, Other Diseases

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition/Medium: Untouched: How 284 Liberian Communities Remained Ebola-Free Piet deVries, senior adviser for water, sanitation, and hygiene at Global Communities, discusses how the organization’s efforts to eliminate open defecation in 284 Liberian communities helped those places remain Ebola-free during the epidemic. “…[P]eople who had been exposed to…

WHO Releases Statement From 7th Meeting Of IHR Emergency Committee On Ebola

WHO: Statement on the 7th meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa This WHO statement discusses temporary recommendations made by the International Health Regulation (IHR) Emergency Committee to countries with Ebola transmission and all nations regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa (10/5).

Ebola Workers Remain Resilient, Continue To Respond To Disease In Sierra Leone

The Guardian: Ebola in Sierra Leone: ‘Friends died from the very virus they fought against’ Isaac Bayoh, Ebola quarantine and awareness worker in rural Sierra Leone, now working with Médicos del Mundo “Many things have changed here in Sierra Leone since I last wrote at Easter, when three-day lockdowns were…

International Commission Aims To Create Global Health Risk Framework

SciDev.Net: How to plan for the next health crisis “…Maria Freire, president of the U.S. Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, spoke of the need to become nimble in our ability to do R&D in an emergency [at a series of talks at the Royal Society on Wednesday]. How…

The Guardian Examines Reviews Of WHO’s Ebola Response, Agency’s Future

The Guardian: Ebola is all but over, but the postmortem is just getting started “…A year after the peak of the Ebola epidemic, which killed more than 11,300 people and threw the U.S. and Europe into a panic, it is the global health system that is under scrutiny. In particular,…

Guinea Records 4 New Ebola Cases; WHO Releases Roadmap For Emergency Response Reforms

CIDRAP News: Guinea reports 4 Ebola cases; WHO details response reforms “Ebola cases in West Africa’s outbreak region stayed in the single digits last week, with four cases reported, all from a known transmission chain in Guinea, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its weekly update [Wednesday]. In related…

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