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NPR Interviews MSF President About Ebola Outbreak, Response

NPR: Doctors Without Borders: What We Need To Contain Ebola “…In an interview on All Things Considered, MSF’s international president, Dr. Joanne Liu, tells NPR’s Audie Cornish that they opened a new Ebola care center in Monrovia, Liberia, this weekend. It was equipped with 120 beds, and ‘all the beds…

NEJM Perspective Pieces Discuss Responses To West African Ebola Outbreak

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on Wednesday published several perspective pieces discussing the ongoing Ebola outbreak. NEJM: The International Ebola Emergency Sylvie Briand, director of the pandemic and epidemic diseases department (PED) at the WHO, and WHO colleagues “…These observations [about the Ebola outbreak] point to immediate priorities…

Experts Discuss Use Of New TB Drug Bedaquiline

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: New TB drug bedaquiline: Weighing the benefits against the risks The blog interviews Laia Ruiz Mingote and Dorothy Namutamba, co-chairs of the Community Research Advisors Group (CRAG), and Mike Watson Frick, the TB/HIV program officer at the Treatment Action Group, about the benefits and risks…

MSF Officials Say International Community Must Do More To Address Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on statements from Médecins Sans Frontières officials encouraging a more robust international response to the West African Ebola outbreak. The Guardian: World leaders ‘failing to help’ over Ebola outbreak in Africa “The international community has made ‘almost zero’ response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with…

West African Nations Take Measures To Stem Spread Of, Treat Patients With Ebola

News outlets report on West African nations’ efforts to stem the spread of Ebola and treat patients. Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone cool on Ebola drugs as it pleads for aid “Sierra Leone on Monday urged caution over the use of experimental drugs to combat Ebola as the United Nations launched…

Ugandan President Signs Law Criminalizing HIV Transmission

BuzzFeed: Ugandan President Signs Law Criminalizing HIV Transmission “Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed a bill into law to criminalize HIV transmission and impose other measures public health activists say will make it even harder to get Uganda’s severe epidemic under control…” (Feder, 8/19).

Better Data Collection Needed To End AIDS

The Hill: Poor data imperils global effort to end AIDS Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC, and Gregorio Millett, vice president and director of public policy for amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research “…While the responsibility for good data lies with many, three major global institutions could make a huge…