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British HCW Who Contracted Ebola In Sierra Leone Transported To London Hospital

News outlets report on a British health care worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and was transported to a hospital in London. Associated Press: Official: British Ebola patient to be evacuated “The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease is being evacuated from Sierra…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding Ebola Outbreak

The following editorial and opinion pieces address issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in Africa. New York Times: New Thinking About Ebola Treatments Editorial Board “A radical but promising proposal to help treat victims of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to be gaining support among knowledgeable experts. … The…

Gender Considerations Important For Global Health Interventions

IntraHealth’s “Vital”: What Does Gender Equality Mean for Health Workers — and for Health Systems? Caitlin Snyder, an IntraHealth-UNC fellow, discusses the importance of gender considerations in health programs and systems, and notes, “…You can explore these concepts further in the Global Health eLearning Center’s new online course, Gender and…

Commitment To Security Of Health Workers In Nigeria Needed To Deliver Necessary Care

Huffington Post: Health Care Workers Need Security in Northern Nigeria Toyin Ojora-Saraki, founder-president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “Access is already one of Africa’s biggest health care provision challenges, and the militant insurgency in the north of Nigeria is adding a layer of difficulty and hampering potential progress. … The…

‘We Must Support Humanitarians Every Day,’ State Department Official Says

State Department’s “DipNote”: World Humanitarian Day 2014: Risking Their Lives for Others Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne Richard discusses her experience meeting humanitarian aid and health workers during her travels, writing, “…We must support humanitarians every day of the year. On World Humanitarian Day, we…

Ebola Health Workers Face Challenging Conditions, Long Hours

Associated Press: Ebola health workers battle death, heat, rumors “Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy clinics. Agonizing death is the norm. The hellish conditions aren’t the only problem: Health workers struggle to…

2013 Most Dangerous Year For Humanitarian Workers, Study Says

To mark World Humanitarian Day, The Guardian reports on a recently released study on the plight of humanitarian workers and profiles 10 aid workers. The Guardian: Deaths of humanitarian aid workers reach record high “Last year was the most dangerous on record for humanitarian workers, with 155 killed, 171 seriously…

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