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Country Coordinating Mechanisms Can Address Chronic Crises

Devex: Better systems to address chronic crises Alexander Matheou, regional representative for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Southern Africa “…For chronic crises, we should learn from the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, and set up government-led CCMs [(country coordinating mechanisms)] on resilience to…

International Community’s Response To Ebola Outbreak Criticized

Reuters summarizes criticism of the global community’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Reuters: Ebola response of MSF and ‘boiling frog’ WHO under scrutiny “A decade ago, scientists would have laughed at the idea of Ebola as a public health emergency of international concern. Today, they are shocked…

Politics Will Not Interfere With Health Policy, India’s Health Minister Says

Business Insider: Politics Will Not Come In Way Of Health Policy: Harsh Vardhan “[India's] Health Minister Harsh Vardhan [Thursday] said that politics would not affect the health program and policies of the country. ‘For the health of the nation, the health of government departments needs to be improved. I will…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Ongoing Ebola Outbreak

An editorial and several opinion pieces address the ongoing Ebola outbreak. The Lancet: Ebola: a failure of international collective action Editorial Board “…Although WHO is now leading the international response to the crisis, it was initially slow to act at the high level that was needed. … The crisis shows…

Gender Considerations Important For Global Health Interventions

IntraHealth’s “Vital”: What Does Gender Equality Mean for Health Workers — and for Health Systems? Caitlin Snyder, an IntraHealth-UNC fellow, discusses the importance of gender considerations in health programs and systems, and notes, “…You can explore these concepts further in the Global Health eLearning Center’s new online course, Gender and…

Liberia Locates 17 Ebola Patients Who Fled Clinic

Reuters: Liberia says has located all 17 runaway Ebola patients “Liberia has found all 17 suspected Ebola patients who fled a quarantine center in Monrovia at the weekend and transferred them to another clinic, the information minister said on Tuesday…” (8/19).

News Outlets Report On Latest U.S. Responses To Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on the latest U.S. responses to Ebola, including how the U.S. health care system is preparing for and may be impacted by Ebola. The Hill: Obama offers condolences to Ebola victims “President Obama on Thursday offered condolences to the victims of the deadly Ebola outbreak plaguing West Africa…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Ebola Outbreak

The following editorials and opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Economist: Ebola: Unseating the first horseman Editorial Board “…It is no coincidence that the countries now affected by Ebola are some of the worst governed in the world. Public health is not a priority…