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International Health Experts Discuss African Ebola Outbreak Responses

News outlets discuss the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Africa with international health experts. Agence France-Presse: U.N. envoy says ‘war’ on Ebola could take six more months “The U.N.’s Ebola envoy said Monday the fight against the epidemic was a ‘war’ which could take six more months, as its global health…

Flight Restrictions Into, Out Of Ebola-Affected Nations Hampering Outbreak Response, U.N. Warns

U.N. News Centre: Flight restrictions hamper ability to battle Ebola, U.N. cautions “The United Nations [Monday] cautioned against flight restrictions into and out of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, saying such limitations were preventing the transport of critically needed health workers and supplies, as well as contributing to economic and…

WHO Sending Supplies, Staff To DRC, Where 2 People Have Died Of Ebola

Reuters: WHO says sending supplies for Ebola outbreak in Congo “The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it has sent protective equipment for medical staff to Democratic Republic of Congo, where authorities have confirmed two cases of Ebola in a remote area…” (8/25).

WHO Calls For E-Cigarette Regulation

News outlets report on the WHO’s call for stricter regulation of electronic cigarettes and bans on their use and advertising. The Guardian: U.N. agency calls for e-cigarette regulation “The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a long-awaited report on electronic cigarettes that calls for regulation of the devices and their…

More STI Cases Occurring Among Youth In Thailand, U.N. Report Says

News outlets discuss the findings of a report (.pdf) released by UNICEF that says more HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) cases are occurring among young people in Thailand. U.N. News Centre: HIV infections on rise among young gay men, other at-risk groups in Thailand — U.N. study “An estimated 70…

Advocacy, Grassroots Organizations Educate, Empower Adolescents In Bangladesh

Inter Press Service: Bangladeshi Girls Seek Equal Opportunity “…Called ‘Kishori Abhijan,’ meaning ‘Empowering Adolescents,’ the project is a brainchild of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and educates young people on a range of issues, from gender roles, sex discrimination, and early marriage, to reproductive health, personal hygiene, and preventing…

Editorials Address Issues Surrounding African Ebola Outbreak

The following editorials address issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in Africa. Financial Times: The aid needed to stop Ebola’s spread Editorial Board “…If there is one international organization that is facing up to the task at hand, it is the Nobel Prize-winning agency Médecins Sans Frontières [(MSF)]. … MSF says…

Progress Made On MDG 6, But Challenges Remain

Health Affairs Blog: Partnership And Progress On The Path To Achieving Millennium Development Goal 6 Deb Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Peter Yeo, vice president of public policy and advocacy at the United Nations Foundation, examine progress to date on MDG…

Delayed Ebola Outbreak Response Has Short, Long-Term Impacts

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: The Global Response to the Ebola Fever Epidemic: What Took So Long? Mark Siedner of Harvard Medical School and John Kraemer of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University discuss the impact of the delayed global response to the Ebola epidemic.…

U.S., U.N. Efforts To Contain Ebola Outbreak Continue

News outlets report on efforts undertaken by the U.S. and U.N. to combat the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Africa. ABC News: Ebola Outbreak Enters Sixth Month With No End in Sight “Though two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola, the outbreak continues to spread in West Africa with no…