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U.S. Envoy Power In West Africa To Assess Ebola Situation, Speak With Leaders

News services report on U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power’s travel to three West African countries affected by the Ebola epidemic. Agence France-Presse: Angry U.S. envoy hits out at global response to Ebola “The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has criticized the level of international support for nations…

U.S. Military, Civilians Begin Work In West Africa To Respond To Ebola

News outlets report on the U.S. government’s and NGOs’ responses to the Ebola epidemic at home and in West Africa. Reuters: U.S. military starts training its Ebola rapid-response team “As health officials were trying to manage a patient infected with Ebola in New York, U.S. military personnel in Texas were…

Britain, Sweden, China Make Donations To Ebola Efforts In West Africa

News outlets report European and Asian nations are stepping up their response to the West African Ebola epidemic. Agence France-Presse: Britain, Sweden donate to struggling U.N. Ebola Fund “New pledges of financial aid to a U.N. Ebola fund have reached $118 million with Britain and Sweden offering sizeable contributions after…

Health Systems In U.S., Africa, Asia Prepare To Diagnose, Care For Ebola Patients

News outlets report on how hospitals in the U.S., Africa, and Asia are preparing to respond to Ebola. Agence France-Presse: Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm “The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in…

Africa Showing ‘Solidarity Deficit’ Toward Nations Worst-Hit By Ebola, Reuters Reports

Reuters: Ebola shows up solidarity deficit in Africa growth story “Africa’s economic growth is bounding ahead, despite the Ebola epidemic gnawing at its western shoulder, but some see the continent showing a deficit in solidarity towards the three poor and war-weakened states worst hit by the deadly disease…” (Giahyue/Fletcher, 10/26).

Roll Back Malaria Head Expresses Concern Ebola Will Impact Malaria Gains

BBC News: Fears that Ebola crisis will set back malaria fight “A leading malaria control expert has said efforts to contain the disease may be jeopardized by the Ebola crisis. Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, who heads the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, said after visiting West Africa: ‘Understandably, all the health…

Council On Foreign Relations Releases Updated Interactive Outbreaks Map

Council on Foreign Relations: Map: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks “This interactive map visually plots global outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that are easily preventable by inexpensive and effective vaccines. … The Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations has been tracking reports by news…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following editorial and opinion pieces address various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. The Lancet: National armies for global health? “October 2014 has seen unprecedented deployment of both U.S. and British military personnel to support the efforts in West Africa against the Ebola crisis. … As the DoD has recognized,…

Ebola Outbreak Underscores Need For Health Systems Strengthening

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Health Systems Support Needed for Enhanced Global Disease Prevention Nellie Bristol, a senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, writes, “Health systems strengthening has been paid a lot of lip service over the years, but little progress has been…