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Additional Assistance Announced For West African Nations’ Ebola Efforts

News outlets report on several announcements of additional international assistance for the West African Ebola outbreak. Reuters: AfDB offers $150 million to help West Africa handle Ebola fallout: Le Monde “The African Development Bank (AfDB) told West African countries hardest hit by an Ebola epidemic they were willing to give…

U.K. MPs Back Law To Commit 0.7% Of National Income To Foreign Aid

The Guardian: MPs back law committing 0.7% of national income to foreign aid “The U.K. is a step closer to having laws that commit 0.7 percent of national income to foreign aid after the Conservatives finally backed a Liberal Democrat bill that is also supported by Labour…” (Mason, 9/12).

U.N. Foundation Announces Formation Of Ebola Response Fund

United Nations Foundation: U.N. Foundation Launches Fund to Support United Nations’ Ebola Response “[On Friday,] the United Nations Foundation, in coordination with U.N. partners, announced a special fund that will enable individuals, corporations, and civil society organizations to directly support U.N. entities engaged in the Ebola outbreak response in West…

Kaiser Family Foundation Web Briefing Discusses U.S. Global Health Budget Tracker

Kaiser Family Foundation: Web Briefing: The U.S. Global Health Budget Tracker The Kaiser Family Foundation presents an archived video of an interactive web briefing discussing the foundation’s new global health tracker and demonstrating how to use it to analyze funding data. The briefing included Kaiser Family Foundation Vice President and…

Microsoft Co-Founder Allen To Donate $9M To CDC For Ebola Response

Reuters: Microsoft co-founder Allen to give $9 million for Ebola fight “Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen’s charitable foundation on Thursday will announce it is donating $9 million to support U.S. efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a source familiar with the matter said. … Allen said the…

Oxfam America Report Examines World Bank’s Investments In For-Profit Health In Africa

Huffington Post: World Bank Group’s For-profit Health Investments Fail to Reduce Inequality in Access to Health Care Raymond Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America “…In [World Bank] President Jim Kim’s own words, ‘achieving universal health coverage and equity in health are central to reaching the [Bank's] global goals to end extreme…

CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett Speaks About Ebola Outbreak

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “NewPublicHealth”: The Ebola Response: Q&A with Laurie Garrett, Council on Foreign Relations “NewPublicHealth” interviews Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, about the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa (9/9).

Special Issue Of Science Magazine Discusses Global Health

Science: Introduction to Special Issue: What works The editors of the September 12 edition of the magazine write, “This special issue of Science focuses on diverse areas where public health can be improved by making better use of the resources we have in our grasp, ranging from tailoring engineering projects…

Gates Foundation To Contribute $50M To Support West African Ebola Response

News outlets report on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s announcement that it will contribute $50 million to support the emergency response to the West African Ebola outbreak. BBC News: New money added to emergency response to Ebola outbreak “More money has been announced to help the emergency response to…

U.S. Donates 5 Ambulances To Sierra Leone For Ebola Response

Associated Press: U.S. gives ambulances to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola “…The United States donated five ambulances Wednesday to help Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola as the West African government acknowledged it can take up to 24 hours to pick up bodies in the spiraling crisis…” (Roy-Macaulay/Kargbo, 9/10).