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Liberia, International Community Must Prioritize WASH To Achieve SDGs

Foreign Policy: Want to Fight Ebola? Help Liberia Invest in Toilets. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia “…Measuring progress toward clean water, sanitation, and hygiene in homes, schools, and hospitals will be an important component of achieving the new Global Goals, both in Liberia and around the world. … The…

WHO Releases Roadmap For Action In Responding To Outbreaks, Emergencies

WHO: Follow up to the World Health Assembly decision on the Ebola virus disease outbreak and the Special Session of the Executive Board on Ebola: Roadmap for Action This WHO Roadmap for Action is a follow-up to the World Health Assembly’s Special Session of the Executive Board on Ebola that…

Sierra Leone Enters New 42-Day Countdown To End Ebola Epidemic

Reuters: Sierra Leone starts new countdown to Ebola-free status “Sierra Leone has released its last two known Ebola patients and begun a new 42-day countdown to a declaration that it is officially free of the virus, officials said on Monday…” (9/29). VOA News: Sierra Leone Begins New Ebola 42-day Countdown…

Multimedia Collaboration Examines World’s Outbreak Preparedness After Ebola Epidemic

NOVA Next: Preparing for the Next Outbreak “…In the series, the ‘Next Outbreak,’ our journalists are reporting on-the-ground in Asia, Africa, and North America, asking how doctors, epidemiologists, and public officials responded to the last pandemic and what it will take to be prepared for future outbreaks. … The ‘Next…

WHO, Partners Set To Continue West African Ebola Response Into 2016

Associated Press: U.N. Ebola response now planned to continue into 2016 “…The World Health Organization and its humanitarian partners indicated Wednesday that Phase Three of their Ebola response would continue into 2016. Those activities include stopping transmission of Ebola, indicating more cases are anticipated…” (Larson, 9/23).

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