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Guardian Interviews Bill Gates On Ebola

The Guardian: Bill Gates on Ebola and the low risk of the disease in the U.S.: ‘Health is very unjust’ “…The Guardian asked [Bill] Gates a few questions about the [Ebola] epidemic. … What do you think when you see the focus that’s been put on Ebola, knowing the number…

Bill Gates Discusses Ebola, Underscores Need To Strengthen Health Systems

Gates Notes: Ebola, Beyond the Headlines Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including the response to date, and highlights the need to strengthen health systems in the most-affected countries and in others around the world. He writes, “…Even…

Health Officials’ Handling Of First U.S. Ebola Case Raises Questions

News outlets report on issues surrounding the first U.S. Ebola case, including how the case is being handled by health officials. New York Times: Dallas Hospital Alters Account, Raising Questions on Ebola Case “Health officials’ handling of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States continued to raise questions…

Systems in Liberia Contributing To Ebola’s Spread

Agence France-Presse: Backstory of U.S. Ebola victim exposes Liberia failings “The story of how the first Ebola victim diagnosed in the U.S. caught the disease has exposed the multiple failings in his home country of Liberia, where poverty, an overloaded health care system and an unresponsive government have deepened the…

Blog Posts Discuss Ebola Epidemic

The following blog posts discuss different aspects of the ongoing Ebola epidemic. Center for Global Development’s “Views From The Center”: Finding a Cure for Ebola (Barder, 10/3). Council of Council’s “Global Memos”: Ebola and Cultures of Engagement: Chinese Versus Western Health Diplomacy (Penfold/Fourie, 10/3). Humanosphere: Fix health systems, solve Ebola…

Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following opinion pieces address various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. VICE News: Ebola Doesn’t Threaten America — Other Tropical Diseases Do Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute “…[W]hile there won’t be Ebola epidemic…

Inequality Hindering Responses To Ebola In West Africa

Media sources report on how inequality is hindering West Africa’s response to Ebola and making it easier for the virus to spread. Agence France-Presse: Africa’s uneven health care becomes easy prey for Ebola “Threatened by the possible spread of an Ebola epidemic which respects no borders, Africa is divided between…