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War Impacting Health Care, Other Infrastructure In Syria

Humanosphere: Visualizing how Syria’s war undermines health Katie Leach-Kemon, a research specialist at IMHE and Humanosphere columnist, discusses how war in Syria is having a “destabilizing effect on the country’s health system and other essential infrastructure…” (10/13).

Countries Worldwide Step Up Efforts To Prevent, Prepare For Ebola Within Their Own Borders

News outlets report on efforts in countries worldwide to prevent the importation of Ebola and prepare for cases within their borders. Agence France-Presse: Nations step up measures to stem worsening Ebola outbreak (Perry, 10/12). Agence France-Presse: Britain feels ready after Ebola outbreak test (10/11). Devex: Is Asia-Pacific ready for Ebola?…

U.S. Officials Comment On Dallas Ebola Cases, Research Into Vaccines

News outlets report on U.S. health officials’ statements about the U.S. Ebola cases and research for a vaccine. Agence France-Presse: First U.S. Ebola infection result of ‘protocol breach’ “A Texas health care worker has become the first person to contract Ebola on American soil, authorities confirmed, blaming a safety breach…

Nigeria Sets Tone For Successful Public Health Response To Ebola

The Atlantic: How Nigeria Beat Ebola “At least one African country has been able to fight back against Ebola: Nigeria, West Africa’s largest and most developed nation, has set the tone for a successful public health response to the frightening and often-misunderstood disease. Faisal Shuaib is a Nigerian physician and…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following editorials and opinion pieces discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. Bloomberg View: Africa’s Ebola and Asia’s Obligation Editorial Board “…With more than 8,000 documented [Ebola] cases and 4,000 reported deaths in West Africa, the epidemic is outstripping international efforts to contain it — and Asian countries in…

Tackling TB In India Requires Both Public, Private Sector Engagement

The Hindu: Fighting India’s silent epidemic Soumya Swaminathan, director of the National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis in Chennai, and Chapal Mehra, New Delhi-based writer “Over 60 percent of all Indians seek health care in the private sector, according to India’s last National Family Health Survey. … Even though parallel…

Ebola Affecting Everyday Life In West African Nations

News outlets report on the various ways Ebola is affecting life in West Africa and how some are responding to the crisis. Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Liberia cancels nationwide elections “Ebola-hit Liberia has suspended nationwide elections in the latest measure to combat an epidemic which has shut down society in three…

World Bank Pledges $50M To Fight Cholera, Improve WASH In Haiti

News outlets report on the World Bank’s pledge of $50 million to help fight cholera in Haiti by improving sanitation and access to clean water in the country’s endemic areas. Miami Herald: World Bank pledges $50 million to help fight cholera in Haiti’s ‘hot spots’ “The World Bank is pledging…

Pregnant Women Among IDPs In Need Of Urgent Care In Pakistan

Inter Press Service: Displacement Spells Danger for Pregnant Women in Pakistan “…In northern Pakistan, a military campaign aimed at ridding the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Taliban militants has led to a humanitarian crisis for hundreds of thousands of civilians. … With thousands of women now clamoring for care,…

‘Science Speaks’ Post Discusses CDC Report On Ebola Preparedness In Liberia

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: As Ebola gained ground, CDC report on health care resources in Liberia’s remote counties highlights vulnerabilities Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a recently released CDC report assessing Ebola…