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Financial Times Examines Ebola’s Potential Economic Impact In West Africa

Financial Times: Ebola is one of several risks facing West Africa “…The predictions of economic losses [from Ebola] vary from apocalyptic billions of dollars in the worse-case scenario to only a few millions of dollars if the outbreak if stopped soon. … Regardless of the final toll, what is already…

Firestone Rubber Plantation Successful In Containing Ebola

News outlets report on Firestone’s successful efforts to contain Ebola within Harbel, Liberia, where the company’s rubber plantation is located. NPR: Firestone Did What Governments Have Not: Stopped Ebola In Its Tracks “…When it comes to Ebola, the rubber met the road at the Firestone rubber plantation in Harbel, Liberia.…

News Outlets Report On Medical Research Surrounding Ebola, Other NTDs

News outlets report on medical research related to potential Ebola treatments and vaccines, as well as research related to other neglected tropical diseases. The Guardian: Ebola is in America — and, finally, within range of Big Pharma “As the Ebola epidemic continues to rage in West Africa, with more than…

U.S.-India Partnership Must Include Engagement In Public Health

Huffington Post: Fulfilling the U.S. and India’s Extraordinary Promise Through Public Health Akash Goel, resident physician in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first visit to the United States has ushered in a wave of newly found interest and enthusiasm in U.S.-India engagement. There…

Ebola Outbreak Disrupting Exxon Mobile Corp. Operations In West Africa

News outlets report on the announcement from the CEO of Exxon Mobile Corp. that Ebola is disrupting its oil and gas operations in West Africa, including work off Liberia’s coast. The Hill: Ebola disrupts ExxonMobil operations “Oil and gas giant ExxonMobil said the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is disrupting…

Cross-Sector Services, Integrated Policies Needed To Address Global Health Issues

Huffington Post: The “Celebrity Couples” of Global Health and Development Leith Greenslade, co-chair of child health at the MDG Health Alliance “Sanitation and nutrition, contraception and newborn survival, girls’ education and child survival, infrastructure and maternal survival, women’s incomes and violence — these are just some of the most powerful…

First Ebola Case In U.S. Worries Airlines

News outlets report on how the U.S.’s first confirmed case of Ebola is affecting airlines. Foreign Policy: The First Ebola Case in the U.S. Is Also Scaring Investors “The Ebola outbreak has been hammering the economies of West Africa for weeks. The first confirmed Ebola case inside the United States…

Blog Posts Discuss Different Angles Of Ebola Epidemic

Several blog posts discuss different aspects of the Ebola epidemic. Humanosphere: Ebola comes to the U.S. and loses its deadly punch Development blogger Tom Murphy writes, “Ebola garners global attention for being a merciless killer in sub-Saharan Africa. But its high fatality rate is due largely to bad health care,…

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