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CDC Epidemiologist Discusses Whether Eliminating Measles By 2020 Is Realistic Goal

U.N. Dispatch: Measles Around the World Mark Leon Goldberg, managing editor of U.N. Dispatch, speaks with epidemiologist Rebecca Martin of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about “why epidemiologists are so concerned about the American [measles] outbreak; what accounts for the overall decline globally; and what needs to…

Experimental Ebola Drug Being Tested In Guinea Shows Promising Early Results

Agence France-Presse: ‘Encouraging’ Ebola drug trial results in Guinea “For the first time since the West African Ebola outbreak began over a year ago, a clinical trial with a candidate treatment has yielded ‘encouraging’ results, researchers announced Thursday…” (Thibault, 2/5). The New York Times: Ebola Drug Aids Some in a…

Posts Discuss Analysis Of International Community’s Donations To Ebola Response

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Funding to Fight Ebola: Not Too Little, but Definitely Too Late Karen A. Grépin, visiting fellow, and Amanda Glassman, director of Global Health Policy and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, discuss an analysis authored by Grépin in the BMJ examining donations made by…

Reasons For Optimism In Ebola Fight, Concerns Over Long-Term Impact On West Africa

The Guardian: Experts raise hope of end to Ebola outbreak Simon Allison, writer for Daily Maverick, part of the Guardian Africa network “…[I]t is worth taking a moment to congratulate everyone involved in the effort to slow down the spread of Ebola, which at one time looked unstoppable. But even…

U.S. Government Officials Weigh In On Measles Vaccination Debate

NPR: CDC Director: ‘Unfortunately, I’m Not Surprised’ By Measles’ Rise “Robert Siegel talks to Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about the current measles outbreak in the U.S. and the government’s response…” (Siegel, 2/4). Washington Post: The politics of the vaccination debate In this video,…

New Ebola Cases Increase For First Time This Year, WHO Says

Associated Press: World Health Organization Says Ebola Cases Increase Slightly “The number of Ebola cases in West Africa has gone up for the first time this year, the World Health Organization says, warning that the coming rainy season could complicate efforts to contain the disease…” (2/5). BBC News: New Ebola…

$1.09B Of $2.89B Pledged Ebola Funding Made It To Africa By End-2014, Study Shows

International Business Times: Ebola Outbreak: A Third Of Promised International Aid Not Delivered “Only two-thirds of the $2.89 billion in aid promised to Ebola-stricken countries by the international community had been delivered as of the first of the year, a study published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal found. Furthermore,…