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Information Dissemination Critical In Ebola Response

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: In West Africa’s Ebola Crisis, a Mobile Phone-Based Hero for Health Workers Amanda Puckett, a program manager with IntraHealth International, discusses the importance of information dissemination among health workers in Liberia’s Ebola outbreak response, and she highlights “mHERO (Health Worker Electronic Response and Outreach), a free mobile…

Pentagon To Send U.S. Military Field Hospital To Liberia

News outlets report on the announcement of U.S. military involvement in efforts to treat Ebola patients in Liberia. Foreign Policy: U.S. Military Involvement in Ebola Fight Is Minimal “On Sunday President Barack Obama raised expectations that the U.S. military will help fight the deadly Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa. But…

WHO’s Funding Impacts Agency’s Ability To Respond To Ebola

Mother Jones: Why the World Health Organization Doesn’t Have Enough Funds to Fight Ebola “With the Ebola virus continuing its spread throughout West Africa — and landing this week in a fifth country, Senegal — the custodians of global health are becoming more adamant that the world is not doing…

Long-Term Investments Needed To Survive Ebola, Other Outbreaks

Nature Medicine: Ebola: a call to action Editorial Board “The size, speed, and potential reach of the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa presents a wake-up call to the research and pharmaceutical communities — and to federal governments — of the continuing need to invest resources in the study…

Experts Attempt To Trace, Predict Ebola Cases In West Africa

News outlets report on epidemiological efforts to trace and predict Ebola cases. Reuters: Ebola map shows people in more African regions risk infection from animals “Scientists have created a new map of places most at risk of an Ebola outbreak and say regions likely to be home to animals harboring…

Emergency Ebola Research Funding Call Closes To Applications

SciDev.Net: Emergency Ebola research funding edges closer “A funding call for research to inform the management of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has killed more than 2,000 people, closed to applications [Monday]. The emergency research funding call was announced last month (21 August), giving expert teams from around…