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Opinion Pieces Discuss Lessons From Ebola, Path Forward To Eliminate Epidemic

Roll Call: Containing Epidemics Like Ebola: Lessons From Nigeria’s Success Bobby Kapur, associate chief of emergency medicine at Baylor College of Medicine “…In addition to helping West African countries contain the epidemic, the [U.S. Ebola] funding will build capacity in the U.S. to respond to Ebola and future epidemics. Moreover,…

Malaria Funding From All Sources Must Be Doubled

New York Times: Fragile Gains Against Malaria Editorial Board “The global battle against malaria, a mosquito-borne infectious disease, continues to yield impressive gains, but it is encountering new obstacles that threaten future progress. It is imperative that funding from all sources be doubled to solidify the achievements and move toward…

Saudi King Pledges $35M For Ebola Control Efforts, Treatment Centers

Associated Press: Saudi pledges $35 million for fight against Ebola “The Islamic Development Bank says the Saudi king has pledged $35 million to help fight Ebola in hard-hit West African countries. … The bank says the grant will be used to provide … thermal sensors and medical examination equipment designed…

Congress Should Quickly Approve Funding For U.S., African Ebola Efforts

The Hill: Ebola epidemic should be considered from a national security perspective Ron Dellums, former U.S. representative from California “…Understanding the high cost of combating the Ebola virus in Africa and here at home, congressional appropriators included vital funding for those efforts. I urge the U.S. Congress to swiftly pass…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 257 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features several articles, including those addressing the number of people reached and services provided by Global Fund-supported programs, and the impact…

FY15 Compromise Spending Bill Includes $5.4B In Ebola Funding, $300M Increase For PEPFAR

The Hill: Ebola funding in ‘cromnibus’ falls just short of Obama request “The $1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled Tuesday night includes nearly all of President Obama’s massive $6.2 billion emergency funding request to fight the Ebola outbreak. Lawmakers have agreed to spend $5.4 billion on Ebola treatment and prevention measures…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Risk Communication Surrounding Ebola, U.S. Funding For Ebola Efforts

CIDRAP: When the next shoe drops — Ebola crisis communication lessons from October Peter Sandman and Jody Lanard, risk communication experts “…The U.S. Ebola experience highlights four main crisis communication errors. 1. Don’t over-reassure … 2. Acknowledge uncertainty … 3. Don’t overdiagnose or overplan for panic … 4. Tolerate early…