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Coordinated Partnerships Essential To U.S. Ebola Response Efforts In West Africa

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Unprecedented Coordination Helped Turn the Tide of an Unprecedented Outbreak Justin Pendarvis, public health adviser with USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, discusses U.S. involvement in responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa and the importance of coordinated partnerships in those efforts (12/15).

Updated Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief Examines U.S. Response To Ebola

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Response to Ebola: Status of the FY2015 Emergency Ebola Appropriation This updated issue brief provides information on the U.S. response to the West African Ebola epidemic, “focusing on the $5.4 billion emergency Ebola funding and providing an overview of its international activities, the agencies carrying…

WHO Lists 8 Diseases Most Likely To Cause Severe Future Outbreaks

ScienceInsider: The most dangerous pathogens, according to WHO “…About two dozen scientists and clinicians met in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday and Wednesday [last] week to select five to 10 diseases most ‘likely to cause severe outbreaks in the near future, and for which few or no medical countermeasures exist,’ according…

Local Leaders, Organizations Critical To Ebola Response Efforts In Liberia

GlobalPost: Ebola is back in Liberia. Here’s how the country can beat it again Dayugar Johnson, in-country consultant in Liberia for American Jewish World Service “…Local Liberian groups did not have greater emergency response skills [during the Ebola epidemic] than the foreign staff and technical experts working with international organizations.…

PEPFAR’s Success Extends To Areas Beyond Public Health; U.S. Should Continue ‘Great Story’ Of Leadership In Global Health

Huffington Post: An Unqualified U.S. Foreign Policy Success Mark Pfeifle, founder of Off the Record Strategies “…Beyond halting the worldwide spread of HIV/AIDS, [PEPFAR] has improved world public opinion of the United States, enhanced regional socio-economic development, and increased the stability of the countries where PEPFAR has operated. … With…

Sustained Control, Elimination Efforts Needed In Global Malaria Response

Huffington Post: As New Crises Emerge, Let’s Not Let Up on the Old Ones Pedro L. Alonso, director of the WHO Global Malaria Program “…When fighting malaria, we first need to understand the context, the biology, the ecological factors, the health systems, and the responses of the parasites in each…

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