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Blog Profiles USAID Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team Members

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Paloma and Alisha: The Information Gurus Behind the U.S. Ebola Response Morgana Wingard, a photojournalist documenting the Ebola crisis in Liberia, profiles Alisha McMichael and Paloma Clohossey, members of the USAID Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team. “They are the DART’s Information Officers — also known as ‘IOs.': the…

ONE Reassesses Portfolio To Include Ebola

ONE blog: ONE’s Ebola Work Erin Hohlfelder, ONE’s policy director for global health, examines ONE’s actions on Ebola, writing, “ONE’s health portfolio has traditionally focused on issues that have had centuries-long impact on African communities: AIDS, TB, malaria, vaccine-preventable diseases, and other drivers of maternal and child deaths. The emergence…

Blog Posts Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Crisis

The following blog posts discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy”: What Can Donors Learn from HIV in Responding to Ebola? In a joint blog post, Karen Grépin, assistant professor of global health policy at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public…

Mali Confirms First Case Of Ebola

News outlets report that Mali has confirmed its first case of Ebola, making it the sixth West African country to be hit by the outbreak. The Atlantic: Ebola Reaches Mali “Less than a week after two West African countries successfully rid themselves of Ebola, another has announced its first case of…

Doctor Who Worked In Guinea Diagnosed With Ebola In New York City

News outlets report on the case of Craig Spencer, a physician who treated Ebola patients in Guinea with Médecins Sans Frontières and was diagnosed with the disease at Bellevue Hospital in New York City on Thursday after returning from Africa one week earlier. The Hill: New York doctor tests positive…

WHO Emergency Committee Says Focus Should Remain On Containing Ebola In West Africa

Media sources report on a meeting of the WHO International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: Ebola still of ‘great concern’ in West Africa epicenter: WHO “…The World Heath Organization said after an emergency meeting on the deadly hemorrhagic fever that the situation…

U.S. Military, Administration, Congress Make Moves To Better Respond To Ebola Domestically, In West Africa

Media sources report on U.S. military, administration, and congressional actions to address Ebola domestically and internationally. DoD News: Health Chief Outlines Precautions for Ebola Response Troops “Fighting the West Africa Ebola epidemic is immediately and strategically important to the United States, and the Defense Department is taking every precaution to minimize…

African Nations To Send More Health Care Workers To Ebola Hotspots

News outlets report on increased efforts by African Union member states to send more health care workers to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. Agence France-Presse: African nations to send 1,000 health workers to Ebola hotspots “African countries on Thursday pledged to send more than 1,000 health workers to Ebola-ravaged Sierra…

News Outlets Report On Ebola Outbreak In Sierra Leone, Liberia

News outlets report on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, particularly in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone leader says Ebola ‘contained by end-2014’ (10/23). Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Liberia unveils strict border checks (10/23). Wall Street Journal: Liberian Slum Takes Ebola Treatment Into Its Own Hands (Vogt, 10/23).