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News Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of Ebola Containment Efforts

News outlets report on various aspects of the Ebola epidemic and international efforts to contain the virus and treat infected patients. New York Times: Experimental Ebola Drug Puts Its Maker, Chimerix, Back in the Spotlight (Pollack, 10/7). NPR: Why One Public Health Expert Thinks Airport Ebola Screening Won’t Work (Kelto,…

Liberian Health Workers Plan Slowdown To Demand Ebola Hazard Pay

Reuters: Liberia health workers to stage go-slow for Ebola hazard pay “Liberian health care workers still plan to stage a go-slow, or work slowdown, to press demands for hazard pay on the front line of the Ebola epidemic, a union leader said on Monday. The protest, announced last week, would…

Haiti Bans Citizens From Helping In Ebola Epidemic; Cuba Sending HCWs, Supplies

News outlets report on Haiti’s and Cuba’s responses to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Reuters: Haiti bans its citizens from U.N. mission against Ebola “Haitian volunteers have been banned from departing for African countries hit by the Ebola virus, the government said on Friday, citing other diseases that have…

U.N., U.S. Move Forward With Ebola Efforts, Recruiting Qualified Staff Remains Challenge

News outlets report on U.N. and U.S. efforts to contain Ebola in West Africa, and the challenges aid agencies face in treating patients. Agence France-Presse: Stopping global Ebola spread ‘world’s highest priority': U.N. “The U.N. launched a mission Thursday to prevent the global spread of Ebola, describing the epidemic as…

ScienceInsider Interviews Two Ebola Survivors

ScienceInsider interviews two Ebola survivors about their experience with the virus. ScienceInsider: Ebola survivor I, Senga Omeonga: ‘Every day I’m still thinking: When was I contaminated?’ “…[Senga Omeonga, a medical doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo,] was one of a handful of people worldwide to receive ZMapp, an experimental…

PSI Impact Magazine Focuses On Health Workers

PSI: Impact No. 18: Focus on Health Workers “In this new issue of Impact magazine, PSI, in partnership with IntraHealth International, examines the vital contributions of health workers to global health and development. In articles and interviews with key stakeholders, this issue makes the case that building a robust and…