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Liberian Hospitals, Burial Teams Overwhelmed By Growing Number Of Ebola Cases, Deaths

News outlets report on the conditions of health facilities and workers in Ebola-affected Liberia. IRIN: Liberian Ebola burial teams stressed, traumatized “As the Ebola death toll mounts in Liberia, burial teams are having to contend with physical risk and trauma as they take charge of safely burying the dead, often…

U.S. Announces $10M In Additional Ebola Funding, Bringing Total To More Than $100M

News outlets report on USAID’s announcement that it will provide an additional $10 million for efforts to control Ebola in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: U.S. to send $10 mn to aid fight Ebola “The United States will contribute $10 million to pay for medical workers and equipment to fight the deadly…

Volunteer Health Workers Needed In Ebola-Affected West African Nations

CQ Roll Call: Containing Ebola May Hinge on Volunteers, Not Money “Congress appears ready to commit tens of millions of dollars to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but containing the deadly virus will hinge more on finding enough private sector volunteers and government scientists to disinfect corpses,…

U.S. To Support A.U.’s Mobilization Of HCWs In Ebola Outbreak Response

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: U.S. Will Help Mobilize Additional African Health Workers To Combat the Ebola Outbreak “The United States announced [Tuesday] that it will support the African Union’s (A.U.) urgent deployment of trained and equipped medical workers to West Africa — the single largest injection of critical personnel…

Information Dissemination Critical In Ebola Response

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: In West Africa’s Ebola Crisis, a Mobile Phone-Based Hero for Health Workers Amanda Puckett, a program manager with IntraHealth International, discusses the importance of information dissemination among health workers in Liberia’s Ebola outbreak response, and she highlights “mHERO (Health Worker Electronic Response and Outreach), a free mobile…

WHO Doctor Contracts Ebola In Sierra Leone

Los Angeles Times: WHO doctor contracts Ebola while deployed in Sierra Leone “A World Health Organization doctor working at an Ebola care facility in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the virus, the second international health worker deployed by the agency to become infected while responding to the worst outbreak…

World Leaders Must Mount Greater Efforts To End Ebola Outbreak

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Ebola’s Hard Lessons J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), discusses lessons learned and challenges faced in the West African Ebola outbreak, writing, “There is…