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U.N. Official Predicts Ebola Outbreak To End By August

BBC News: Ebola outbreak ‘over by August,’ U.N. suggests “The Ebola outbreak in West Africa will be over by August, the head of the U.N. Ebola mission has told the BBC. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed admitted the U.N. had made mistakes in handling the crisis early on, sometimes acting ‘arrogantly’…”…

Many Institutions, Including WHO, Failed In Ebola Response, MSF Report Says

News outlets discuss a report by Medécins Sans Frontières analyzing the response to the West African Ebola outbreak. Deutsche Welle: Ebola report slams slow WHO response “A year on from the start of the worst Ebola outbreak in history, Doctors Without Borders published a report slamming the international community’s response…

Senegal’s Health Minister Considers Campaign To Be Next WHO Director General

Bloomberg News: Ebola Contained, Senegal Health Minister Eyes U.N. Health Post “Senegalese Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck is considering running for the World Health Organization’s top post after the nation limited Ebola to a single patient. President Macky Sall has discussed a bid for 2017 with supporters, Seck, 63,…

USAID’s Chief Innovation Officer VanRoekel Steps Down, Agency Confirms

FedScoop: Exclusive: Steven VanRoekel steps down from USAID role “Steven VanRoekel, the chief innovation officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development, has left his role with the agency, FedScoop has learned…” (Otto, 3/17). Washington Post: Steven VanRoekel steps down from USAID “…VanRoekel led an effort to bring technology into…

Emails Show WHO Senior Staff Delayed Declaring Ebola As Global Emergency, AP Reports

Associated Press: Emails: U.N. health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency “In a delay that some say may have cost lives, the World Health Organization resisted calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a public health emergency until last summer, two months after staff raised the possibility and long after a…