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WHO Declares Ebola Epidemic Over In Liberia, Cautions Residents To Remain Vigilant

News outlets report on the WHO’s declaration that the Ebola epidemic is over in Liberia, which has been Ebola-free for 42 days. Agence France-Presse: WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free “The U.N. health agency on Saturday declared Liberia Ebola-free, hailing the ‘monumental’ achievement in the West African country where the virus has…

U.N., Partners Begin Vaccination Campaigns In Liberia After Measles Outbreak Erupts

NPR: As Ebola Leaves Liberia, Measles Makes A Forceful Comeback “…Just as Liberia is getting ready to declare itself Ebola-free, another disease has cropped up. This January a measles outbreak erupted. So far this year, there have been 562 cases; seven were fatal…” (Beaubien, 5/8). U.N. News Centre: U.N. to…

Building Resilient Health Systems Vital To Preventing Future Outbreaks

New York Times: Ebola-Free, but Not Resilient Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, and Bernice Dahn, minister-designate of health for Liberia “…A resilient health system combines active surveillance mechanisms, robust health care delivery system, and a vigorous response to disease. … When a resilient system is in place, cities…

Lancet Special Issue Examines Global Health Security, WHO Reforms In Light Of Ebola Epidemic

Media sources discuss papers published in a special issue of The Lancet examining global health security in light of the Ebola epidemic. Agence France-Presse: WHO reform needed after Ebola failure “…Researchers from the Washington-based O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law said the U.N.’s health organ urgently needed an…

As Liberia Prepares To Be Declared Ebola-Free, Officials Caution Recovery Will Be Long Road

International Business Times: Ebola Outbreak In Liberia Almost Over, World Health Organization Says “Liberia is just two days away from being officially free of the Ebola virus, but authorities warn the outbreak will have long-term consequences…” (Caulderwood, 5/7). NPR: On Saturday, The Ebola Outbreak In Liberia Should Officially Be Over…