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U.S. Innovation Improving Global Response Against Ebola

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: How Innovation Is Transforming the Fight Against Ebola USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah writes about how “evidence, innovation, and data” are allowing the U.S. to help lead the global response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa (1/17).

State Department Briefing Discusses Global Ebola Response With African Diaspora Communities

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Ambassador Power Engages With African Diaspora Communities on the Ongoing International Response to the Ebola Crisis David Duckenfield, deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of Public Affairs, summarizes a recent “conference call with Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and…

WHO Releases 14 Papers Examining Past Year Of West African Ebola Epidemic

News outlets highlight a series of 14 reports released on Thursday by the WHO discussing various aspects of the first-ever Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Bloomberg News: Ebola Spread After WHO’s 2010 Warning Ignored, Agency Says “…A WHO review committee convened in 2010 in the aftermath of the swine flu…

U.N., International Experts Begin Ebola Recovery Assessment Mission In Sierra Leone

U.N. News Centre: International experts, led by U.N., kick off Ebola recovery assessment in Sierra Leone “Spearheaded by the United Nations, a team of international experts has begun an Ebola Recovery Assessment (ERA) mission in Sierra Leone as part of an effort to partner with governments to address the impact…

7 Key Challenges Face Ebola Vaccine Developers, Stakeholders

The Lancet: Is the world ready for an Ebola vaccine? Bruce Y. Lee of the International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and colleagues “…We propose seven key challenges to be considered early in Ebola vaccine development that will help stakeholders prepare and allow developers…

USAID, U.S. Military, Ebola Survivors Training Health Care Workers In Liberia

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Training the Next Generation of Ebola Fighters Carol Han, press officer for the Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), describes how USAID and the U.S. military are training Ebola workers in Liberia, along with the “invaluable” assistance of Ebola survivors who act as patients in the training facilities…

Ebola Epidemic, Conflict Causing Economic Harm In Affected African Nations

Humanosphere: The striking economic toll of Ebola and war on African countries Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses how the Ebola epidemic in West Africa’s Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone and conflict in South Sudan are impacting these countries’ economies and development (1/15).