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Editorials, Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding Ebola

The following editorials and opinion pieces discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. New York Times: The Worsening Ebola Crisis Editorial Board “…The pace of international aid needs to be stepped up dramatically. … President Obama needs personally to ramp up the urgency of the American response and the level…

West Cannot Ignore TB Crisis In Eastern Europe, Central Asia

Huffington Post: Tuberculosis: A Crisis in Eastern Europe and Central Asia That the West Cannot Ignore Michel Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “…The World Health Organization’s Euro Bureau reports that fifteen countries in [Eastern Europe and Central Asia] are among the…

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…

E.U. Health Ministers To Attend Ebola Meeting This Week

Reuters: E.U. calls extraordinary meeting of health ministers over Ebola “European Union health ministers will convene in an extraordinary meeting next week in Brussels to discuss increasing precautions against the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Italy’s health ministry said on Friday…” (Scherer, 10/10).

Sierra Leone, Liberia Face Challenges In Controlling Ebola Epidemic

News outlets report on challenges faced in responding to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone, two of the worst-hit nations. New York Times: Officials Admit a ‘Defeat’ by Ebola in Sierra Leone “Acknowledging a major ‘defeat’ in the fight against Ebola, international health officials battling the epidemic in…

Ban Calls For Improved Care For Schizophrenia On World Mental Health Day

U.N. News Centre: On World Mental Health Day, Ban calls for improved care for schizophrenia “Suffering from schizophrenia should not have to mean enduring ‘a life sentence of isolation and poor physical health,’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said [Friday] as he urged the creation of better support networks and services for…

Swaziland King To Use World Bank HIV Funds To Pay Girls To Remain Virgins

International Business Times: Swaziland King Pays Girls $18 a Month to Remain Virgins; Uses World Bank HIV Funds “Swaziland’s King Mswati III has reportedly announced to pay all teenage girls in the South Africa kingdom a monthly stipend of 200 rands ($18) for abstaining from sex and remaining a virgin.…