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Devex Interviews Tanzanian Minister Of Health On Partnership With USAID

Devex: How USAID’s health partnership with Tanzania is evolving “… Devex caught up with Tanzanian Minister of Health and Social Welfare Dr. Seif Seleman Rashid on the sidelines of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to learn how the high-level rhetoric around a new narrative of partnership with the continent means for…

Liberia, Nigeria Declare State of Emergency Over Ebola; Health Systems Overwhelmed

News outlets continue to report on the impact of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including the declarations of a state of emergency in both Liberia and Nigeria. Agence France-Presse: Ebola sparks states of emergency across west Africa “The fast-spreading Ebola epidemic sparked states of emergency in overwhelmed west African…

Ebola Crisis Can Serve As Opportunity For U.S. To Examine Global Health Security System

Foreign Policy: Three Lessons the White House Should Learn from the Ebola Outbreak Michael Miller, consultant and adjunct associate professor at the Duke Global Health Institute “…Instead of allowing the ‘lessons learned’ process around Ebola to default to a recommendation [for the U.S.] to simply spend more money — a…

Western, Traditional Health Systems Working Together Has ‘Unlimited Potential’

Project Syndicate: A New World of Health Care Prabhjot Singh, professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University, director of Systems Design at the Earth Institute and chair of the One Million Community Health Worker Campaign in Sub-Saharan Africa, discusses the need for health care system reform and suggests…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Reactions To Ebola Outbreak

An editorial and opinion pieces discuss reactions to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Guardian: The Guardian view on Ebola and the need for new drugs “…There is rightly an international effort to help the victims of Ebola in medical centers near the affected zones. That means… investing in research…

Nearly 570 Dead Of Encephalitis In Indian Outbreak

Reuters: India battles to contain ‘brain fever’ as deaths reach almost 570 “Almost 570 people in India have died after contracting encephalitis, commonly known as ‘brain fever,’ health authorities said on Friday, warning the death toll may rise with more people still at risk…” (Bhalla, 7/25).

West African Health Systems Stressed By Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on challenges to stemming the spread of Ebola in West Africa. New York Times: Death Toll From Ebola Surges in West Africa, Prompting Alarm “New cases and deaths from the Ebola virus outbreak in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, already the worst…

Building Health Systems’ Capacity Can Prevent Future Health Emergencies

The Guardian: Ebola cannot be cured but West Africa’s epidemic may have been preventable Lisa Denney, research fellow in the politics and governance program at the Overseas Development Institute “…[Ebola] is plaguing three of the countries least equipped to cope with it [-- Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone]. … To…

Blog Post Discusses Private Financing In Uganda’s Health Sector

USAID’s “Impact”: Can Private Financing Answer Uganda’s Health Care Woes? Daryl Martyris, a health development officer in USAID Uganda’s Office of Health, HIV/AIDS and Education, discusses private financing for health in Uganda (7/8).

U.N. Agencies Scale Up Health Care Responses In Iraq

U.N. News Centre: Iraq: Amid massive displacement, U.N. agencies move to combat spread of communicable diseases “United Nations relief agencies and their partners working amid the ongoing turmoil and massive population displacement in Iraq are scaling up their health care responses, with a major polio vaccination campaign in Baghdad, and…