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Gaps In Ebola Data Present Challenges; Worst-Case Disease Models Not Panning Out

Associated Press: In Ebola outbreak, bad data adds another problem “…Having accurate numbers about an outbreak is essential not only to provide a realistic picture of the epidemic, but to determine effective control strategies. Dr. Bruce Aylward, who is leading the World Health Organization’s Ebola response, said it’s crucial to…

U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency Extending Ebola Capacity Into Sierra Leone, Mali

DoD News: DoD Threat Reduction Agency Builds Anti-Ebola Capacity “The Defense Department agency whose mission is to reduce biological, chemical and other threats to troops worldwide began ramping up its response early in the Ebola outbreak and now, with many partners, is steadily building capabilities in Liberia as it extends…

West Africa Can Create Stronger Health, Sanitation Programs After Ebola, Officials Say

Devex: Health not only priority for E.U.-funded programs after Ebola — Mimica “…During an official visit to Guinea this weekend attended by Devex, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica announced a new 61 million euros ($74.8 million) financial assistance package to link health, sanitation, and environmental development…

Ebola Response In Sierra Leone Struggles With Poor Coordination, Inefficiency

New York Times: As Ebola Rages, Poor Planning Thwarts Efforts “…Aid officials in Sierra Leone say poor coordination among aid groups, government mismanagement, and some glaring inefficiencies are costing countless lives. … Many aid officials in Sierra Leone said they crave a more effective command structure. The government runs a…