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International Rescue Committee Report Outlines Lessons Learned From Ebola Epidemic, Steps To Avoid Future Disease Outbreaks

Inter Press Service: Tackling Ebola: Give Autonomy to Local African Communities, Says International Rescue Committee “Recommendations on how to eradicate Ebola and avoid future outbreaks were released in a report on Tuesday by the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Titled ‘Risking Repetition: Are We Ignoring Ebola’s Lessons,’ the report highlighted inefficiencies…

State Department Briefing Discusses Global Ebola Response With African Diaspora Communities

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Engaging the African Diaspora Community on the International Ebola Response David Duckenfield, deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of Public Affairs, summarizes a recent conference call with the State Department’s Deputy Coordinator for Ebola Response Andrew Weber and “members of the U.S.-African diaspora…

Ebola Epidemic Is ‘Wake-Up Call’ To Improve Poor Nations’ Health Care Systems

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: A Wake-Up Call: Lessons from Ebola for the World’s Health Systems Justin Forsyth, chief executive of Save the Children, discusses a new report from the organization, titled “A Wake-Up Call,” that “focuses on the way that the inadequate health services in the [three…

U.N. Officials Warn Governments, Donors To Avoid Complacency In Ebola Efforts

Associated Press: U.N. warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters new phase “The United Nations is urging donors, organizations, and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death toll from the virus climbs toward 10,000…” (Cook, 3/2).

Ebola, Other Infectious Diseases Highlight Africa’s Health System Challenges, Says European Health Commissioner

EurActiv: Andriukaitis: Ebola highlights Africa’s health challenges “The ‘Ebola: From Emergency to Recovery’ conference, being held by the European Commission [Tuesday], provides an important opportunity to plan for the long-term recovery and resilience of affected countries, Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis told EurActiv in an exclusive interview…” (Gotev, 3/3).

Opinion Pieces Discuss Acting On Lessons Learned From Ebola Epidemic

Devex: From catchphrase to action: Learning lessons on Ebola Erin Hohlfelder, policy director for global health at the ONE Campaign “…[I]f we’re looking for one clear place to start acting [on lessons learned from Ebola], we must begin by acknowledging — and then quickly remedying — a foundational challenge: the…