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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

White House, Congress To Discuss Ebola Funding, U.S. Response

News outlets examine discussions between the White House and Congress on U.S. funding for Ebola efforts, as well as upcoming congressional actions on the epidemic. CQ News: Ebola Funding Likely to Top Lame-Duck Agenda “Ebola funding is shaping up to be a top issue for the lame duck, with the White…

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News Outlets Examine Public, Private Funding For Ebola, Other Disease Vaccine Research

News outlets discuss funding for research on vaccines for Ebola and other neglected diseases. Bloomberg TV: Neglected Diseases: Who Should Pay for Vaccine Research? “Christopher Egerton-Warburton, fund manager at Global Health Investment Fund, and Martin McKee of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases discuss the lack of preparation and research…

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South Korea To Send Doctors To West Africa, Pledges $5.6M For Ebola Efforts

Associated Press: South Korea to send doctors to Ebola-hit region “South Korea will send doctors, nurses, and military officers next month to the West African region hit by Ebola amid growing concerns over the outbreak, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. South Korea has pledged to spend $5.6 million to help…

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Donations For Ebola Efforts ‘Almost Nonexistent’ Compared With Past Disasters, New York Times Reports

New York Times: Donations for Ebola Relief Are Slow to Gain Speed “…Compared to the rush to donate after major disasters of the last decade or so, charitable giving to address the Ebola tragedy is almost nonexistent, and the relief agencies that typically seek donations after a catastrophe are mostly…

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Devex Examines USAID’s Incorporation Of PPPs Into Foreign Assistance

Devex: USAID PPPs by the numbers “…The world’s biggest bilateral donor, the U.S. Agency for the International Development was one of the first development agencies to embed PPPs into its foreign assistance model — a move that prompted praise from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. … Since the…

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U.S. Preparing To Provide Additional Funding For Ebola Efforts; International Pledges Slow To Materialize

News outlets report on U.S. and international funding for Ebola efforts in West Africa. Bloomberg News: White House Said to Seek New Funds to Prevent Ebola Spread “President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for additional funds to combat Ebola, a move that could shift some political pressure from…

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E.U. Foreign Ministers Meet To Discuss Ebola, Seek 1B Euros For Fund

News outlets report on European nations’ efforts to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Associated Press: E.U. seeking to find 1 billion euro fund for Ebola “European Union nations are working to find one billion euros to help fight Ebola in West Africa and seeking a common approach in…

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Canada Steps Up Contribution To Fight Ebola

News outlets report on Canada’s announcement on Friday that it will step up its contribution to fight Ebola in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: Canada to double U.N. contribution to fight Ebola “Canada has promised to double its financial contribution to the United Nations’ fight against Ebola in West Africa, the country’s…

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Oxfam GB Says Ebola Crisis Could Be ‘Definitive Humanitarian Disaster,’ Appeals For Greater Support

News outlets report on Oxfam Great Britain’s appeal for greater personnel and financial support for Ebola efforts in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: Oxfam urges more troops to stop Ebola ‘disaster’ “Ebola could become the ‘definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation,’ the aid agency Oxfam warned on Saturday, as it issued…

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Rising Food Prices, Risk Of Shortages In Ebola-Hit West Africa, WFP Says; China Donates $6M To Agency

News outlets report on food security in West Africa, where the Ebola epidemic is causing food prices and the risk of food shortages to rise. Financial Times: Food shortages now huge risk in Ebola-hit regions, says U.N. body “Food shortages are nearly as much of a risk as the Ebola…

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