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Violence Against Civilians, Aid Workers Hampers CAR Relief Efforts

News outlets report on the worsening humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic (CAR), where attacks are being targeted at both civilians and aid workers. U.N. News Centre: Central African Republic: As violence flares, U.N. warns of worsening humanitarian conditions “Fresh fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) has aggravated the…

World Bank Pledges Additional $100M For Ebola HCWs In West Africa

Media sources report on a new World Bank pledge of an additional $100 million to help speed new health workers to West African nations affected by Ebola. Agence France-Presse: World Bank gives $100 mn for Ebola health workers in W. Africa “The World Bank said Thursday it was immediately providing…

Nations In Americas Agree To Coordinate Ebola Responses

Associated Press: Nations in Americas join in battle against Ebola “Representatives of countries from around the Americas, including the United States, have agreed to work together in their response to Ebola, adopting similar procedures in such things as the establishment of epidemiological monitoring centers and coordinating the transport of biological…

Ebola Could Overwhelm U.S. Health System, AP Review Says

Associated Press: AP IMPACT: If Ebola batters U.S., we are not ready “The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of…

Zimbabwe Doctors Strike To Demand Pay Increases

Agence France-Presse: Zimbabwe doctors strike for better pay “Patients waited in long queues while others were being turned away at state hospitals in Zimbabwe on Tuesday as hundreds of doctors staged a strike to press for higher pay. Around 300 junior doctors went on strike at the lapse of a…

International Community Steps Up Efforts Against Ebola

Associated Press: International community ramps up Africa Ebola aid “…Accra, the capital of Ghana, has become the main staging area and headquarters for the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, or UNMEER. The establishment in September of what the U.N. describes as its first-ever emergency health mission comes as international…