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Islamic States Pledge $85M For Health Systems Strengthening In Ebola-Hit Nations

Islamic Development Bank: OIC-IDB Ebola Conference Donors Pledge $85m to Strengthen Health Systems in Ebola Affected Countries “Donors to the joint Conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Islamic Development Bank, held in Jeddah, have announced an urgent financial aid package to countries suffering from the threat of…

PSI Impact Magazine Focuses On Health Workers

PSI: Impact Magazine In its latest issue, PSI’s Impact Magazine focuses on health workers and includes a commentary from USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and an interview with Senegal Health Minister Awa Coll-Seck, among other articles (Issue No. 18).

Rapid Economic Growth Not Spurring Increase In African Health Care Spending

Los Angeles Times: African health spending lags despite rapid economic growth “…Ebola has focused attention on the inability of local [African] health systems to contain a major disease outbreak. But even in African nations untouched by the epidemic, health systems are struggling with insufficient financing and poor organization. That is…

Investments In HCWs Vital To End AIDS

IntraHealth’s “Vital”: To Eradicate HIV by 2030, We Must Invest in Health Workers Consultant Richard Seifman writes about UNAIDS’ fast-track strategy to end AIDS, saying it “will require greater investments not only in antiretroviral therapies, rapid viral load testing kits, and condoms, but in strengthening fragile health systems. That means…

Evacuation, Quarantine Policies Influencing Health Care Workers’ Decisions To Volunteer In Ebola-Hit West Africa

News outlets report on emergency evacuation and quarantine policies that are influencing health workers’ decisions about whether to volunteer in Ebola-affected West African nations. Associated Press/Wall Street Journal: Ebola volunteers wrestle with quarantine mandates “…As Ebola-related quarantine policies have arisen around the United States, some health workers are reassessing whether,…

Ebola Strains West Africa’s Health Care Infrastructure, Ebola Expert Says

Scientific American: How Ebola Strains West Africa’s Infrastructure “Ebola has pummeled health care systems in West Africa and laid bare health infrastructure issues that may not have otherwise been so readily apparent. It has also prompted aid organizations and governments to do some soul-searching about what should be done to…

Cuba’s ‘Doctor Diplomacy’ Payment Scheme Questioned

Wall Street Journal: Cuba’s Slave Trade in Doctors Mary Anastasia O’Grady, editor at Wall Street Journal “…Cuba is winning accolades for its international ‘doctor diplomacy,’ in which it sends temporary medical professionals abroad — ostensibly to help poor countries battle disease and improve health care. But the doctors are not…

New York Times Examines Risks Humanitarian Aid Workers Face In Ebola-Hit Nations

New York Times: Doing Good in Harm’s Way “…In the anxiety and anger swirling around the questions of quarantine for health care workers returning from West Africa, the quiet heroism and determination of people like Dr. [Rick] Sacra and the organizations they work for can be forgotten. … Other kinds…

U.S. Public Health Officers Prepare To Treat HCWs Infected With Ebola In Liberia

News outlets report on the opening of a U.S.-run hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, where members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps will treat health care workers who become infected with Ebola while treating patients. The Hill: U.S. health officers to begin treating Ebola overseas (Ferris, 11/5). New York…