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Ebola Treatment Clinical Trials Face Hurdles As Number Of Patients Shrinks

ScienceInsider: ‘Positive’ results for Ebola drug upsets plans for trials “…The Guinean government has already announced it wants to make [the experimental Ebola drug] favipiravir available to more people, and if the results hold up to greater scrutiny, they could force a change in the design of other clinical trials…

Ebola Workers Who Return To U.S. Need Proper Support, Care

NPR: Time’s ‘Person Of The Year’ Is Feeling Kind Of Lost Karin Huster, who spent six weeks as Partner in Health’s clinical manager at the Maforki Ebola Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone “…The mental health of those returning from the Ebola battlefield has seldom been addressed. Yet we know all…

Fox News Examines U.S. Emergency Ebola Funding As West African Epidemic Slows

Fox News: As Ebola fades, questions arise over billions in U.S. aid “Aid officials say a surge of international support since last fall has helped contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but as U.S.-built clinics sit dormant amid a fading health crisis, the question remains: what happens to the…

WHO Must Follow Through With Reform To Effectively Respond To Future Disease Outbreaks

New York Times: Reform After the Ebola Debacle Editorial Board “The World Health Organization’s anemic performance in handling the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa may yield one positive outcome: sweeping, and long overdue, institutional reforms to improve its ability to respond more quickly to the next outbreak of a lethal…

CSIS Global Health Policy Experts Share Impressions Of Ebola Epidemic In West Africa

Health Affairs Blog: After The Worst In Liberia And Sierra Leone J. Stephen Morrison, director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, and Cathryn Streifel, a program manager and research associate for the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, write about discussions they undertook with different experts and delegations while recently…