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Obama Appoints New Ebola ‘Czar'; Choice Receives Praise, Criticism

News sources discuss U.S. President Barack Obama’s appointment of Ron Klain as the U.S. Ebola coordinator. New York Times: Obama Names Democratic Operative to Coordinate Ebola Response “President Obama named a trusted political adviser on Friday to take over the government’s response to the deadly Ebola virus, as health officials…

Obama Not Satisfied With U.S. Response To Ebola, Official Says

New York Times: Amid Assurances on Ebola, Obama Is Said to Seethe “Beneath the calming reassurance that President Obama has repeatedly offered during the Ebola crisis, there is a deepening frustration, even anger, with how the government has handled key elements of the response. … ‘It’s not tight,’ a visibly…

Kerry Urges Greater International Response To Ebola

News outlets report on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s call for intensified international responses to Ebola. The Guardian: Ebola ‘could be scourge like HIV,’ John Kerry warns the world “Britain and the United States have issued stark warnings that the international community will be responsible for a substantial loss of…

Leaked Draft WHO Document Faults ‘Nearly Everyone’ For Slow Ebola Response; Agency Will Not Comment Until Final Document Complete

News outlets report on a leaked internal draft WHO document that faults the agency’s and others’ response to the Ebola epidemic. Associated Press: Mission Unaccomplished: Containing Ebola in Africa “Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small…

Liberian President Appeals To World To Step Up Ebola Efforts In West Africa

News outlets report on Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s appeal to the international community to step up efforts to fight Ebola in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: Liberian president asks ‘world’ to pitch in to fight Ebola “Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made an impassioned appeal to the world’s nations to…

UNMEER To Ensure Coordinated Support For National Ebola Response Plans

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. to consult West African governments on coordinating global crisis response “…According to a press release from the Ghana-based U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), [Saturday’s] meeting produced an operational framework to ensure the wider U.N. system adopts a unified and coordinated approach to the…

E.U. Foreign Ministers Meet To Discuss Ebola, Seek 1B Euros For Fund

News outlets report on European nations’ efforts to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Associated Press: E.U. seeking to find 1 billion euro fund for Ebola “European Union nations are working to find one billion euros to help fight Ebola in West Africa and seeking a common approach in…

Canada Steps Up Contribution To Fight Ebola

News outlets report on Canada’s announcement on Friday that it will step up its contribution to fight Ebola in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: Canada to double U.N. contribution to fight Ebola “Canada has promised to double its financial contribution to the United Nations’ fight against Ebola in West Africa, the country’s…