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TIME Magazine Names Ebola Workers As ‘Person Of The Year’

TIME: The Ebola Fighters “…Ebola is a war, and a warning. The global health system is nowhere close to strong enough to keep us safe from infectious disease, and ‘us’ means everyone, not just those in faraway places where this is one threat among many that claim lives every day.…

Gunmen Kill Polio Vaccinator In Pakistan

Deutsche Welle: Pakistan: Polio vaccinator killed in Faisalabad “Gunmen have killed a polio vaccinator in Pakistan’s Punjab province just a day after the Taliban claimed responsibility for attacking two policemen assigned to protect an immunization team in the country’s northwest…” (Shams, 12/9). New York Times: Anti-Polio Worker Slain in Pakistan…

Quality, Efficiency Must Be Top Considerations In Working Toward Universal Health Care

Bloomberg Businessweek: Why Universal Health Care Is No Cure-All Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development “…While the call for universal health care in every country is now the official stance of the World Health Organization, attempts to meet that goal have often seen limited returns. The…

A.U. To Send More Than 200 Additional Medical Workers To Ebola-Hit West Africa

VOA News: A.U. to Deploy Second Wave of Health Professionals in Ebola Fight “The deputy chairman of the African Union Commission says more than 200 medical professionals will be deployed Thursday to the three West African countries battling the Ebola outbreak…” (Clottey, 12/3).

MSF Says International Ebola Response Needs Additional Coordination, Funding, Staff

News outlets report on a briefing paper released by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) criticizing the response to Ebola in West Africa. The Guardian: World’s Ebola response slow, patchy and inadequate, Médecins Sans Frontières says “The medical NGO Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a scathing attack on the international community…