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U.N. Ebola Envoy, Coordinator Speak Out About Progress, Challenges In Guinea, Sierra Leone

The U.N. News Centre reports on recent comments from the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Ebola David Nabarro and U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response Coordinator Anthony Banbury. U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. envoy says response must be sustained ‘until every last case is contained and treated’ “The Secretary-General’s Special…

WHO Updates Guidelines For Ebola Protective Equipment For Health Care Workers

Media sources report on the WHO’s announcement that it is updating its guidelines for Ebola protective equipment worn by health care workers. The Hill: WHO toughens standards for Ebola protective gear “Global health officials are raising their standards for protective gear worn by health care workers who treat Ebola amid…

Violence Against Civilians, Aid Workers Hampers CAR Relief Efforts

News outlets report on the worsening humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic (CAR), where attacks are being targeted at both civilians and aid workers. U.N. News Centre: Central African Republic: As violence flares, U.N. warns of worsening humanitarian conditions “Fresh fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) has aggravated the…

World Bank Head Urges Asia To Send More HCWs To Africa

News outlets report on World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s call for Asia to send more trained health workers to Ebola-affected West Africa. Agence France-Presse: World Bank chief urges Asian health help in Africa “World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Tuesday urged Asia to send trained health workers to Ebola-stricken…

Nigerian Academy Of Science Head Criticizes African Response To Ebola

ScienceInsider: Nigerian virologist delivers scathing analysis of Africa’s response to Ebola “After Oyewale Tomori finished his talk on Ebola here at the International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance, there was stunned silence. Tomori, the president of the Nigerian Academy of Science, used his plenary to deliver a scathing critique…

Aid, Small Harvests Avert South Sudan Famine, But Risks Remain, WFP Says

Reuters: South Sudan famine temporarily averted, but risks remain: U.N. “Aid and some small harvests have helped stave off a feared famine in South Sudan, but any more fighting there could still leave millions facing severe hunger next year, a senior World Food Programme (WFP) official said on Friday…” (Jorgic,…

Guardian Podcast Examines Slow International Response To Ebola In West Africa

The Guardian: What does the Ebola crisis reveal about the state of global health? — podcast transcript In a podcast, The Guardian “examine[s] why the global health community was so slow to mobilize [against Ebola], and what can be done to prevent a recurrence of the crisis” (Boseley/Krysiak, 11/4).

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Angles Of Ebola Epidemic

Wall Street Journal: WHO Is Responsible? Editorial Board Noting comments made Monday by WHO Director-General Margaret Chan attributing the Ebola epidemic to “the result of neglect of ‘fundamental public health infrastructures,’” and, “‘Because Ebola has historically been confined to poor African nations. The R&D incentive is virtually nonexistent,’” the editorial…

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