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News Outlets Examine International Community’s Ebola Response, Future Challenges

News outlets examine the response to the West African Ebola outbreak and the challenges that lie ahead. BuzzFeed News: How Global Health Failed Liberia As The Ebola Outbreak Took Hold “…Liberia’s poor health infrastructure is no secret. … So when one of the world’s deadliest diseases hit a country that…

Health Systems Cannot Keep Up With Ebola Cases, WHO Says; Death Toll Passes 2,400

News outlets report on the rising Ebola death toll in West Africa. CNN: West African health centers can’t keep up with Ebola outbreak, WHO says “The number of new Ebola cases is growing faster than the ability of health officials to handle them, the head of the World Health Organization…

Calls For White House, Congress To Do More In Ebola Response

News outlets report on congressional comments and action on the West African Ebola outbreak. The Hill: Coons: We must do more to fight Ebola “Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) called on the White House to designate a point person to deal with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. ‘It is time…

Ebola Outbreak An ‘Avoidable Tragedy,’ U.K. MPs Say In Report

The Guardian: Ebola outbreak an avoidable tragedy, say U.K. MPs “The Ebola epidemic that has so far killed more than 2,200 people in West Africa was an ‘avoidable tragedy’ that underlines the vital need for Britain and other international donors to spend more on strengthening health systems in developing countries,…

Microsoft Co-Founder Allen To Donate $9M To CDC For Ebola Response

Reuters: Microsoft co-founder Allen to give $9 million for Ebola fight “Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen’s charitable foundation on Thursday will announce it is donating $9 million to support U.S. efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a source familiar with the matter said. … Allen said the…

Liberian Hospitals, Burial Teams Overwhelmed By Growing Number Of Ebola Cases, Deaths

News outlets report on the conditions of health facilities and workers in Ebola-affected Liberia. IRIN: Liberian Ebola burial teams stressed, traumatized “As the Ebola death toll mounts in Liberia, burial teams are having to contend with physical risk and trauma as they take charge of safely burying the dead, often…

U.N. Will Keep Peacekeeping Forces In Liberia To Support Nation During Ebola Outbreak

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. will ‘stay the course’ in Liberia, peacekeeping chief says “The United Nations will continue to stand by Liberia and its neighbors currently battling an ‘unprecedented’ Ebola outbreak, the organization’s peacekeeping chief pledged today in Monrovia, spotlighting his mission to assess how the U.N. can further…

Number Of Ebola Cases, Deaths Rise In DRC, WHO Reports

News outlets report on the rising Ebola death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Associated Press: 35 deaths attributed to Ebola outbreak in Congo “The World Health Organization says that an Ebola outbreak in Congo is thought to have killed 35 people of the more than 60 sickened. ……

Ebola Will Slow Economic Growth In West Africa, IMF Says

News outlets report on the potential impact Ebola will have on West African economies. Agence France-Presse: IMF says Ebola will savage W. African economies “The Ebola epidemic could slice more than three percentage points off economic growth in the worst-hit countries of West Africa, requiring hundreds of millions of dollars…