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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…

Ebola Outbreak Negatively Impacting Health Care Systems

Humanosphere: How the Ebola outbreak compares to other killers Katie Leach-Kemon, policy translation specialist from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, discusses the Ebola outbreak’s impact on health care systems, writing, “…[A]s this outbreak continues to garner so much global attention, it is important to consider…

USAID Pledges Additional $75M To Assist West African Nations Affected By Ebola

News outlets report on a USAID pledge to provide an additional $75 million to assist West African nations in containing Ebola. Associated Press: U.S. to provide $75M to expand Ebola care centers “The American aid agency announced Thursday it would donate $75 million to fund 1,000 more beds in Ebola…

Europe Provides Funding, Personnel To Help Halt West African Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on European efforts to provide funding and personnel to West Africa to assist in the ongoing Ebola outbreak. Reuters: E.U. pledges 140 mln euros to fight Ebola in West Africa “The European Union promised 140 million euros ($181 million) in assistance on Friday to bolster the overstretched…

HCWs Need Additional Information On How To Manage Stress During Ebola Response

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: For Health Workers on Ebola’s Front Lines, Stress Management is Crucial John Liebhardt, a digital librarian with the HRH Global Resource Center at IntraHealth International, says more information must be disseminated on how health care workers responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa can manage the stress…