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Iceland Announces Male-Only U.N. Conference On Women, Gender Equality

Associated Press: Iceland announces men-only U.N. meeting on women “Iceland is announcing a U.N. conference on women and gender equality — and only men and boys are invited. The country’s foreign affairs minister told the U.N. General Assembly of world leaders on Monday that the January ‘barbershop’ conference will be…

Austria Reports First MERS Case In Saudi National, According To Media Report

Reuters: Austria reports first MERS case in Saudi national: media “Austria has reported its first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in a woman from Saudi Arabia who had recently traveled to the Alpine country, ORF Oe 1 radio reported on Tuesday, citing the health ministry…” (Nasralla,…

G7 Releases Joint Statement On Ebola Outbreak, Expresses ‘Deepest Concern’

Media sources report on a G7 joint statement on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak. Agence France-Presse: G7 warns Ebola-hit nations ‘must not be isolated’ “The world’s most developed economies pledged to keep open air and sea links with Ebola-hit countries Thursday, saying much-needed help had to be able to…

E.U., U.S. Assess Readiness To Contain Ebola Within Their Borders

News outlets report on E.U. and U.S. preparedness to contain Ebola if the disease were to reach their borders. Associated Press: Ebola threat to E.U. is ‘low’ but readiness needed “E.U. health ministers say the chance that the deadly Ebola virus might spread to Europe is ‘low’ but that they…

U.S., Netherlands Partner To Address Water, Climate Issues

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote” blog: U.S.-Netherlands Partnership Addresses Water and Climate Issues Timothy Broas, U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, discusses the U.S.-Netherlands partnership to address water and climate issues with clean energy technology (9/23).

European Countries Continue To Assess Resources For, Response To Ebola

Reuters: Europe reviewing resources for fight against Ebola — Italy minister “European countries are assessing what resources they have to help fight Ebola and are planning a coordinated response to the worst outbreak of the virus in history, Italy’s Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin said on the sidelines of a meeting…

Western Militaries Respond To West African Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on Western nations’ military responses to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: More U.S. troops in Ebola-hit Liberia: airport source “A second deployment of United States troops arrived in Liberia on Sunday as part of an eventual mission of 3,000 soldiers helping its beleaguered health…

France To Establish Military Hospital In West Africa To Treat Ebola Patients

Reuters: France to set up military hospital to fight Ebola in West Africa “France will set up a military hospital in West Africa in the coming days as part of France’s contribution to the fight against the Ebola outbreak there, President Francois Hollande said on Thursday…” (9/18).

French HCW Evacuated From Liberia After Contracting Ebola To Receive Experimental Drug

News outlets report on the evacuation and treatment of a French health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Liberia. Agence France-Presse: France OKs ‘experimental treatments’ on Ebola-hit nurse “France’s health minister on Friday authorized ‘experimental treatments’ for a French nurse who has contracted Ebola and is now being…