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Liberia Records 3 New Ebola Cases, Monitors 153 People After Possible Exposure

Deutsche Welle: New cases of Ebola found in Liberia, health authorities say “Health officials reported on Friday that three new cases of Ebola were found in Liberia. The diagnoses are a setback for the region as it struggles to end the epidemic…” (11/20). New York Times: Ebola Cases in 3…

‘Political Window’ Of Opportunity To Reform IHR ‘Rapidly Closing’

The Lancet: The International Health Regulations 10 years on: the governing framework for global health security Lawrence O. Gostin, Mary C. DeBartolo, and Eric A. Friedman of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University “…Despite shortcomings, the International Health Regulations is an important governing framework.…

Liberia Confirms New Ebola Case In 10-Year-Old Boy

Agence France-Presse: New Ebola case confirmed in Liberia: WHO “The World Health Organization on Friday confirmed that a new case of the deadly Ebola virus has surfaced in Liberia, which was declared Ebola free in September…” (11/20). Associated Press: Health authorities: 1 confirmed Ebola case in Liberia “…Chief Medical Officer…

Cholera Outbreaks Represent ‘Shame On Our Society’; More Investment Needed To Stop Disease’s Spread In Haiti

Boston Globe: Ignoring the plight of the poor in Haiti Louise C. Ivers, infectious disease physician, senior health and policy adviser for Partners In Health, and associate professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital “…Colleagues in the Haitian government, nongovernmental organizations, and bilateral and multilateral agencies have…

Ongoing Sanitation Efforts Helped Many Liberian Communities Remain Ebola-Free During Epidemic

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Untouched: How 284 Liberian Communities Remained Ebola-Free Piet deVries, senior WASH adviser at Global Communities, discusses the organization’s efforts to provide safe sanitation for communities in Liberia, and how those efforts helped many communities remain Ebola-free or significantly lowered their risk…

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