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Liberia To Pay $5K To Families Of HCWs Killed By Ebola

Associated Press: Liberia: Families of health workers killed by Ebola get $5k “Liberia’s government has begun making payments to the families of health workers who died of Ebola in the world’s worst ever outbreak, an official said Thursday. … Ebola has killed 180 health workers in the country, according to…

Consortium Launches World’s First Academy To Train Aid Workers In Rapid Disaster Response

The Guardian: World’s first academy for humanitarian relief to be launched “The world’s first academy for humanitarian relief is to be launched, aimed at training 100,000 aid workers from over 50 countries in organizing rapid responses to disasters and emergencies. The Humanitarian Leadership Academy, launching on Monday, is a response…

Liberians Struggle To Find Work After Ebola Epidemic

Washington Post: After Ebola The article profiles the life of a Liberian woman, Josephine Dolley, and describes the socioeconomic impact the Ebola epidemic has had on her life and her six adopted children, all orphaned by the disease (Sieff, 3/23).

GSK-Sponsored Series Highlights Innovative Health Partnerships, Perspectives Of Frontline HCWs

The Guardian: GSK: To challenge. To change This series, sponsored by GSK, includes articles on how partnerships between scientific research and development organizations can “tackle some of the most challenging health care issues,” perspectives of frontline health care workers, and live online Q&As on health care challenges like malaria and health…

State Department Podcast Discusses Frontline Ebola Health Workers In West Africa

U.S. Department of State: Fighting Ebola: Being on the frontline of the fight The U.S. Department of State released a SoundCloud podcast on Ebola frontline health workers. “In this episode of Fighting Ebola we hear from health care workers on the ground battling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa” (3/27).

Special Issue Shares Experience Of Scaling Up Maternal, Newborn Health Care In Uganda

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: How to Bend the Curve on Newborn Mortality — Key Learnings from Uganda Peter Waiswa, Ugandan medical doctor and health systems researcher; Stefan Swartling Peterson, public health physician and professor of Global Health at Uppsala University, Karolinska Institutet, and Makerere University; and Mariam…