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Niger Sees Spike In Number Of Cholera Deaths

Agence France-Presse/Al Jazeera: Cholera outbreak kills dozens in Niger “Niger has seen more than 1,300 cases of cholera since the beginning of the year, with 51 people dying of the disease, the United Nations has said. … The spike in the number of cholera deaths was due in part of…

Blog Examines Ebola Donor Contributions, Calls for Better Data, Accountability

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: How Much Is Actually Being Spent on Ebola? Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, examines donor funding for Ebola and the discrepancies in reported funding among information sources. She writes, “The importance of reliable information about…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following editorials and opinion pieces discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. New England Journal of Medicine: Ebola and Quarantine Editorial Board “The governors of a number of states, including New York and New Jersey, recently imposed 21-day quarantines on health care workers returning to the United States from…

WHO Says Total Number Of Ebola Cases Now More Than 10,000

News outlets report on the latest statistics from the WHO on reported Ebola cases and deaths. Associated Press: WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000 “More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health…

U.S. Congress Scrutinizes Responses To Domestic, West African Ebola Cases

News outlets report on U.S. congressional reactions to the government’s responses to Ebola. The Lancet: U.S. federal health agencies questioned over Ebola response “As U.S. President Barack Obama ramped up the country’s response to the Ebola crisis domestically and abroad, his top health officials attempted, during a tense congressional hearing…

U.S. Envoy Power In West Africa To Assess Ebola Situation, Speak With Leaders

News services report on U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power’s travel to three West African countries affected by the Ebola epidemic. Agence France-Presse: Angry U.S. envoy hits out at global response to Ebola “The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has criticized the level of international support for nations…

U.S. Military, Civilians Begin Work In West Africa To Respond To Ebola

News outlets report on the U.S. government’s and NGOs’ responses to the Ebola epidemic at home and in West Africa. Reuters: U.S. military starts training its Ebola rapid-response team “As health officials were trying to manage a patient infected with Ebola in New York, U.S. military personnel in Texas were…

Britain, Sweden, China Make Donations To Ebola Efforts In West Africa

News outlets report European and Asian nations are stepping up their response to the West African Ebola epidemic. Agence France-Presse: Britain, Sweden donate to struggling U.N. Ebola Fund “New pledges of financial aid to a U.N. Ebola fund have reached $118 million with Britain and Sweden offering sizeable contributions after…