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Malaria Elimination Possible With Ambition, Innovation

The Guardian: Eliminating malaria: how close can we get? James Whiting, executive director of Malaria No More U.K., and Martin Edlund, CEO of Malaria No More U.S. “…Thanks to more than a decade of dramatic progress in reducing cases of and deaths from malaria, such an ambitious goal — to…

State Department Fields Questions From African Diaspora Communities On U.S. Ebola Response

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: U.S. Department of State Engages African Diaspora Communities on the U.S. Response to the Ebola Crisis Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs David Duckenfield summarizes questions and answers from a State Department conference call with more than “200 members of the African diaspora…

WHO Revises Ebola Numbers; Deaths Higher, But Cases Lower

News outlets report on the WHO’s revised figures for Ebola cases and deaths, with cases being slightly lower and deaths higher than previously reported. Agence France-Presse: WHO revises Ebola toll “The World Health Organization Friday revised its figures showing more people killed by the deadly Ebola virus, but the number…

U.N. Ebola Envoy, Coordinator Speak Out About Progress, Challenges In Guinea, Sierra Leone

The U.N. News Centre reports on recent comments from the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Ebola David Nabarro and U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response Coordinator Anthony Banbury. U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. envoy says response must be sustained ‘until every last case is contained and treated’ “The Secretary-General’s Special…

Increasing Number of U.S. Republicans Favor Budget Flexibility For Ebola Emergency Funds

Reuters: Ebola costs encourage budget flexibility among U.S. Republicans “Worries about Ebola are chipping away at some congressional Republicans’ support for maintaining across-the-board spending caps on U.S. government agencies and the military. An increasing number of Republicans are speaking out in favor of Ebola ‘emergency’ funds, which would be passed…

MSNBC Examines U.S. Ebola Coordinator Ron Klain’s Role

MSNBC: Here’s what Ebola czar Ron Klain has been up to “President Obama used his bully pulpit [last] week to hail the efforts of American health care workers fighting Ebola in West Africa. After the president left the podium Wednesday, the nitty-gritty policy discussions began in the White House, and…

Obama Praises U.S. Military Personnel For Ebola Work In West Africa

The Hill: Obama speaks to troops fighting Ebola “President Obama praised U.S. military personnel for their work fighting Ebola in West Africa, saying the campaign is showing signs of progress in Liberia. Obama held a call with servicemembers in Liberia and Senegal on Saturday to express the administration’s gratitude for…

Ebola’s Spread Speeds Up In Sierra Leone, Report Says

News outlets report on the situation in Sierra Leone, where Ebola continues to spread. Agence France-Presse: Ebola rapidly advancing in rural Sierra Leone “Ebola is spreading up to nine times faster in parts of Sierra Leone than two months ago, a report by the Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) said on…