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Guinea Reports 2 New Ebola Cases After 2 Weeks With None, WHO Says

Reuters: Two new Ebola cases in Guinea, WHO says “Two people have fallen ill with Ebola in Guinea after two weeks with no new confirmed cases of the disease in West Africa, the World Health Organization said on Friday. WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told a U.N. briefing in Geneva that…

Hundreds In Haitian Capital Demand U.N. Apology, Compensation For Cholera Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: Haitian cholera victims call for U.N. accountability “Hundreds of activists and victims of Haiti’s cholera epidemic staged a demonstration Thursday in Port-au-Prince to demand an apology and compensation from the United Nations, whose peacekeepers are accused of accidentally introducing the disease five years ago…” (10/15).

CDC Officials Describe Agency’s Response To Ebola Epidemic, Discuss Lessons For Future

CDC’s “Emerging Infectious Diseases”: Ebola in West Africa — CDC’s Role in Epidemic Detection, Control, and Prevention In this paper released ahead of publication, CDC Director Thomas Frieden and Inger Damon, the CDC’s Ebola Response Team incident commander, examine the agency’s response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, “the…

Proposed House Bill Would Help Strengthen Developing Countries’ Health Workforces, Improve Resiliency, Global Health Security

The Hill: Bill would strengthen frontline defense against disease Eileen Natuzzi, medical education coordinator at the Solomon Island Living Memorial Project of San Diego State University’s School of Public Health “…[HR 419] proposes the U.S. government support strengthening the frontline health workforce in developing countries where 80 percent of the…

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Recent Global Health-Related Pieces

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Inclusion of civil society in PEPFAR planning lags, sex workers call for engagement in global treatment access, WHO’s Ebola Emergency Committee issues update, and more . . . we’re reading about delayed works in progress Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science…

Public Health Infrastructures Essential To Preventing, Controlling Future Disease Outbreaks

The Cipher Brief: Public Health Infrastructure In an interview with The Cipher Brief, Josh Michaud, associate director for global health policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation and professorial lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), discusses the lessons learned from the management of last year’s…

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