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IntraHealth’s Board Chair Discusses New Obstetric Fistula Initiative In Mali

IntraHealth’s “Vital”: New Partnership Will Bring Holistic Fistula Care to the Women of Mali Margarite Nathe, senior editor/writer for IntraHealth International, interviews Louise Winstanly, chair of the Board of Directors of IntraHealth International, about a new initiative addressing obstetric fistula in Mali (10/16).

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses domestic funding for health in low- and middle-income countries and the fund’s emphasis on gender in its new funding model as well as its Gender Equality Strategy (10/15).

Zuckerberg Donates $25M To U.S. Ebola Efforts

News outlets report on Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s donation of $25 million to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation’s Ebola fund. The Hill: Zuckerberg gives $25M to CDC Ebola fund (Hattem, 10/14). PBS NewsHour: Mark Zuckerberg to give $25M to fight Ebola (Morris, 10/14). USA TODAY:…

WFP Cuts Food Rations For Up To 1M Afghans Due To Lack Of Funding

Reuters: U.N. agency to cut food rations for 1 million Afghans over funding “Funding shortfalls have forced the World Food Programme to cut rations for up to one million people in Afghanistan, a WFP official said, an early sign that aid money may dwindle as the international combat mission winds…

Ebola Enters U.S. Politics As Issue In Mid-Term Elections

News outlets discuss how U.S. political parties are using the Ebola epidemic in their mid-term election campaign strategies. The Hill: GOP amplifies calls for Ebola czar “A growing number of Republicans are accusing President Obama of leadership failures on Ebola and urging him to hand over the government response to…

Ebola Sparks Debate On How Donors Fund Global Health, Reuters Reports

Reuters: Ebola may change how aid is spent on health care in Africa “The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has exposed major gaps in development aid, prompting a rethink of the balance between building health systems and tackling specific diseases like AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis…” (Wroughton, 10/13).

New York Times Examines Role Of World Bank President Kim In Ebola Response

New York Times: Head of World Bank Makes Ebola His Mission “…[World Bank President Jim] Kim — a 54-year-old Korean-American whose brash style has alienated many at the bank he leads — [has become] a key figure in a crisis that has exposed yawning gaps in the world’s capacity to…

U.S. Officials Comment On Dallas Ebola Cases, Research Into Vaccines

News outlets report on U.S. health officials’ statements about the U.S. Ebola cases and research for a vaccine. Agence France-Presse: First U.S. Ebola infection result of ‘protocol breach’ “A Texas health care worker has become the first person to contract Ebola on American soil, authorities confirmed, blaming a safety breach…