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Podcast Explores Ebola Epidemic Responses

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Development Channel”: Podcast: What the Ebola Outbreak Says About Global Health Governance In a guest post and podcast, Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, interviews Stephen Morse, professor of epidemiology at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, and Andrew…

West African Nations Set Target To Achieve Zero New Ebola Cases Within 60 Days

Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit nations pledge to eradicate virus in 60 days “The leaders of the countries devastated by the West African Ebola outbreak vowed at a summit in Guinea on Sunday to eradicate the virus by mid-April…” (Bah, 2/15). Reuters: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia target zero new Ebola cases in…

U.N. Officials Urge Robust Efforts To Rebuild Ebola-Hit West African Nations

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. development chief begins last leg of West Africa mission “The top United Nations development official today began the last leg of her Ebola-recovery focused visit to West Africa a day after she witnessed the reopening of schools in Liberia and urged the international community to…

U.N., West African Nations Begin Recovery From Ebola Epidemic, Assess Needs

CIDRAP News: FAO unveils Guinea project for Ebola prevention, rural recovery “The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) [on Tuesday] announced a new $5 million initiative for rural parts of Guinea that pairs Ebola prevention messages with help for farmers whose livelihoods and food supply have been hurt by…

Sierra Leone Failed To Fully Account For Allocated Ebola Funds, Audit Shows

Media outlets discuss findings from a report on the disbursement of Ebola funds in Sierra Leone. The Guardian: A third of Sierra Leone’s Ebola budget unaccounted for, says report “Sierra Leone has failed to properly account for almost a third of the money allocated to fight Ebola, national auditors have…

Saudi Arabia Invites U.N. Mission To Assist In Efforts Against MERS

U.N. News Centre: Saudi Arabia invites U.N. health team in precautionary measure against spread of respiratory virus “The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today announced it is dispatching a mission to Saudi Arabia next week at the request of the government to take preventive measures for a possible upsurge…

CNN Examines Global Preparedness For Disease Outbreaks

CNN: Are we ready for the next global epidemic? “…Experts agree that future outbreaks and potential pandemics may occur, but the lessons learned from previous ones should enable a faster response. The key is to identify the virus, estimate its threat and its potential to spread across a population as…