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USAID To Provide $126M To Help Rebuild Ebola-Stricken West African Health Systems

USAID: USAID Announces $126 Million to Rebuild Life-Saving Health Services in Ebola-Affected Countries “U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein announced plans to spend $126 million to help rebuild West African health systems impacted by the Ebola outbreak at the Global Citizen Concert on the National Mall.…

USAID Helping Liberia Recover From Ebola Epidemic

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Rebuilding Liberia As Ebola Cases Decline Clara Wagner, an intern for USAID’s Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs, discusses how the agency is working to help Liberia recover from the Ebola epidemic. “…USAID programs will get food to communities, help children safely return to school, improve communications systems,…

CDC Revises Guidelines To Urge Ebola Survivors To Abstain From Sex, Use Condoms

New York Times: Signs Ebola Spreads in Sex Prompt a CDC Warning “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised its guidelines on Ebola transmission on Sunday night, urging survivors to abstain from all forms of sex or use condoms every time ‘until more information becomes available,’ rather than three…

Haiti’s MoH Announces 300% Increase In Cholera Cases In First Quarter 2015

Reuters: Early Haiti rains bring risk of bleak cholera season “Haitian officials are reporting a spike in cholera cases late last year and carrying over into the first three months of 2015 as an early start to the rainy season has public health workers worried. As of March 28, the…

Brazil Using Soldiers To Educate São Paulo Neighborhoods About Dengue Control

Wall Street Journal: Brazil City Calls In Army to Fight Dengue “Brazil’s biggest city has called in the army to help combat a deadly outbreak of dengue fever that has sickened hundreds of thousands of people nationwide. Soldiers will next week begin going door-to-door in some of São Paulo’s hardest-hit…

West Africa’s Post-Ebola Rebuilding Requires Support From International Community

Washington Post: Rebuilding after Ebola will require the world’s help Editorial Board “The ravaging of populations in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea by the Ebola virus over the past year has been devastating. The virus killed 10,702 people and left behind vast economic and emotional tolls. The rest of the…