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German NTD Network Launched

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: Newly Formed German NTD Network Poised to Advance NTD Advocacy Michelle Brooks, policy director for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, writes, “On September 22nd, the Global Network was thrilled to support a launch event for the German Network against…

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…

News Outlets Discuss Various Efforts To Develop, Test Ebola Vaccines

News outlets report on various efforts to develop and test Ebola vaccines. Associated Press: Johnson & Johnson plans Ebola vaccine testing (10/22). CQ HealthBeat: J&J Plans More Than 1 Million Ebola Vaccine Doses Next Year (Young, 10/22). Financial Times: GSK expects first doses of Ebola vaccine ready by year end…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following opinion pieces discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic and the global response to the disease. Hartford Courant: Ebola Shows Need For Global Health Security Office Elizabeth Bradley, director of the Yale Global Health Initiative, and Robert Hecht, managing director at the Results for Development Institute and visiting…

European Nations Agree To Ramp Up Ebola Efforts In West Africa

News outlets report on European nations’ efforts to ramp up their responses to Ebola in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: E.U. agrees to appoint Ebola czar “European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to appoint an Ebola coordinator to bring together resources and funding to tackle the deadly disease before it becomes…

Two High-Profile Ebola Patients Cleared Of Disease In Spain, U.S.

News outlets report that a Spanish nurse and an American cameraman have recovered from Ebola virus disease. CNN: Freelance cameraman free of Ebola, can leave Nebraska hospital “Freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo no longer has the Ebola virus in his bloodstream and will be allowed to leave Nebraska Medical Center, the…

WHO To Strengthen Partnership With Romania To Improve TB Services

WHO/Europe: WHO to cooperate more closely with Romania on improving TB services “WHO/Europe will strengthen its partnership with Romania to improve the quality and delivery of tuberculosis (TB) services, turn the tide against drug-resistant TB, and accelerate the implementation of structural health system reforms in the country. These were the…

Kerry Urges Greater International Response To Ebola

News outlets report on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s call for intensified international responses to Ebola. The Guardian: Ebola ‘could be scourge like HIV,’ John Kerry warns the world “Britain and the United States have issued stark warnings that the international community will be responsible for a substantial loss of…