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Senate Appropriations Committee Hears Testimony From Administration Officials Urging Approval Of $6.2B In Emergency Ebola Funding

News outlets report on a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing Wednesday that discussed President Obama’s emergency request for Ebola funding. CQ News: Republicans Note Gaps in Ebola Emergency Funding Request “Senate GOP appropriators were critical of the Obama administration’s response to the Ebola crisis and vowed to closely scrutinize a $6.2…

DoD Announces Fewer Troops Will Be Sent To Ebola-Hit Liberia Than Originally Planned

News outlets report on the Department of Defense’s announcement that it will deploy fewer troops to West Africa than originally planned. New York Times: Health Officials Reassess Strategy to Combat Ebola in Liberia “As the rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia has slowed, American and Liberian officials are debating…

Washington Post Interviews USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah On Ebola In Liberia

Washington Post: Q&A with Rajiv ‘Raj’ Shah, USAID administrator dealing with Ebola in Liberia “The Ebola crisis has incited a massive global response, and it’s not easy to figure out who is running the whole operation. But one key figure is Rajiv ‘Raj’ Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for…

Several U.N. Officials Comment On Ebola Response In West Africa

News outlets report on comments made by several U.N. officials about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the international response. Agence France-Presse: U.N. encourages travel to ‘vibrant’ Ebola-hit West Africa “The U.N.’s Ebola czar on Wednesday encouraged tourists to visit West Africa, saying Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea were ‘vibrant…

MSF To Begin Ebola Drug Trials In West Africa Next Month

News outlets report on issues surrounding Ebola drug trials and note Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will begin clinical trials for two Ebola drugs in West Africa beginning in December. Nature: Ethical dilemma for Ebola drug trials (Hayden, 11/11). New York Times: Researchers to Test New Treatments in Countries Hit Hardest…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

Huffington Post: What Would It Really Take to Halt Ebola and Prevent Future Epidemics? Cheryl Healton, dean of global public health at New York University and director of the NYU Global Institute of Public Health, and Christopher Dickey, clinical associate professor at the institute “…The Ebola crisis, and future epidemics,…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses emergency funding to provide financing for HIV, TB, and malaria in emergency situations, challenges in addressing TB, and several concept notes (11/13).