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Cuba Urges International Community To Further Engage In Ebola Efforts

News outlets report on a regional summit on Ebola held in Cuba on Monday, as well as Cuba’s efforts to address Ebola in West Africa. Al Jazeera: Cuba punches above its weight in Ebola fight “Cuba offered to collaborate with the United States to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa…

Europe Taking Steps To Increase Ebola Efforts In West Africa, Spain

Reuters published several articles discussing how Europe is addressing the Ebola epidemic. Reuters: Diplomats discuss E.U. military coordination against Ebola “European Union diplomats will discuss a plan to give the E.U. a coordinating role for European military missions countering the spread of Ebola in West Africa. E.U. officials and diplomats…

China Steps Up Contributions In Ebola Response

Financial Times: China steps up support for fight against Ebola “China is stepping up its contributions to the fight against Ebola, seen as a test of its diplomacy in Africa given growing trade and investment as well as historic pledges of friendship. Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged $6m…

Security, Public Health Objectives Should Remain Separate

The Guardian: Ebola, polio, HIV: it’s dangerous to mix health care and foreign policy Sophie Harman, senior lecturer in international politics at Queen Mary University of London “There are reasons to be fearful of the Ebola crisis gripping parts of West Africa: death, the risk of contagion, overburdened health infrastructure,…

U.S.-African Health Partnerships Key To Improving Health

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Investing in Health: Investing in Africa’s Future Elizabeth Jordan, acting special representative for the Secretary’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy, writes about the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and notes that the partnerships between U.S. government agencies and African countries “will ensure a healthier human family” (8/8).

U.S. Investments In Global Health Innovations Important For Economic Growth, Diplomacy

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Investing in global health innovation=smart power Marissa Chmiola, communications officer at GHTC, discusses the importance of American businesses and NGOs to invest in global health innovations because it “not only supports domestic and international health improvements and economic growth, but also serves as an important…

GHC Director Outlines 10 Trends Shaping Global Health

IntraHealth’s “Vital”: Ten Key Trends that Are Shaping Today’s Global Health Outlook Christine Sow, executive director of the Global Health Council (GHC), describes a “listening tour” she embarked on when she took over the GHC and outlines 10 global health trends she discussed with experts worldwide (7/2).

News Coverage Continues On CIA’s Decision To No Longer Use Fake Vaccination Programs

News outlets continue to report on a White House official’s confirmation that the CIA will no longer use vaccination programs for covert operations. Bloomberg Businessweek: The CIA Stops Fake Vaccinations as Real Polio Rebounds “The White House confirmed this week that the Central Intelligence Agency will no longer use vaccination campaigns…

Blogs Discuss CIA Policy Disallowing Fake Vaccination Programs

Blogs address a new CIA policy stating the agency no longer will use vaccination programs for covert operations, as was done in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Humanosphere: CIA promises not to do any more fake vaccination programs Tom Paulson, founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere, discusses the Obama…

CIA No Longer Will Use Fake Vaccination Programs As Covers, White House Official Says

News outlets report that in a written response to a group of public health school deans, President Obama’s top homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco, states the CIA no longer will use vaccination programs for covert operations, as was done in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Associated Press/Minneapolis Star Tribune:…