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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Ebola Outbreak

The following editorial and opinion pieces discuss the continuing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Guardian: The Guardian view on why the Ebola epidemic is spreading Editorial Board “Two diseases intersect in the West African epidemic, whose frightening scale is only just beginning to be fully grasped. One is Ebola…

USAID Pledges Additional $75M To Assist West African Nations Affected By Ebola

News outlets report on a USAID pledge to provide an additional $75 million to assist West African nations in containing Ebola. Associated Press: U.S. to provide $75M to expand Ebola care centers “The American aid agency announced Thursday it would donate $75 million to fund 1,000 more beds in Ebola…

Additional Ebola Funding Questionable In Congressional Stopgap Spending Measure

Roll Call: Waiting for Ebola Response Funding “…The continuing resolution might include additional money to support the international medical response to Ebola, but CQ Roll Call’s Tamar Hallerman reported today that congressional Republican leaders are seeking to avoid too many new spending provisions in a stopgap bill, which would extend…

U.S. Can Do More In Ebola Outbreak, Experts Say

The Hill: Five steps the U.S. could take on Ebola “…U.S. health agencies have also accelerated work on Ebola treatments and vaccines, and USAID announced $75 million for clinics, medical gear and doctor recruitment on Thursday. Further efforts, particularly in West Africa, would come with come with political, financial, or…

Europe Provides Funding, Personnel To Help Halt West African Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on European efforts to provide funding and personnel to West Africa to assist in the ongoing Ebola outbreak. Reuters: E.U. pledges 140 mln euros to fight Ebola in West Africa “The European Union promised 140 million euros ($181 million) in assistance on Friday to bolster the overstretched…

WHO’s ‘Empty War Chest’ Needs To Be Filled, Chan Says In NPR Interview

NPR on Thursday featured two pieces on Ebola, including an interview with senior U.N. officials. NPR: Ebola Fight Requires Massive War Chest “[NPR host] David Greene talks to World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan and David Nabarro, head of the U.N.’s effort against Ebola, about the current outbreak in West…

Global Health Experts Suggest Rethinking Of Health Emergency Funding

Devex: Should we rethink health emergency funding? “The Ebola outbreak has revealed serious resource mobilization problems at the world’s ‘go-to’ response agency, according to some global health experts. Tackling the disease in West Africa — where ill-equipped national health systems and lack of infrastructure has spurred the rampant spread of…

Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding Ebola Outbreak

The following opinion pieces address issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak. Foreign Policy: If You Live in Illinois, Do Not Panic About Ebola Kim Yi Dionne, assistant professor of government at Smith College “…Instead of aggressively supporting or even partnering with those fighting the outbreak on the front lines, many governments…

PLOS Blog Discusses Funding Approaches For Global Health R&D

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Who Should Contribute to Funding of Global Health R&D and How Much? Mari Grepstad, an adviser at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Suerie Moon, research director and co-chair of the Forum on Global Governance for Health at the Harvard Global Health Institute, and John-Arne Røttingen,…

Blog Post Highlights Roundtable Discussion On Global Health

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ebola as the ‘Katrina moment’ that highlights global health inequity Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses Georgetown University Professor Lawrence Gostin’s new book, “Global Health Law,” and his comments…