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The Lancet Examines Lessons Learned In Response To West African Ebola Outbreak

The Lancet: Ebola in West Africa: learning the lessons “…The primary lesson so far has not been about the need for new response methods, but about human resources and coordination. Building new treatment centers, when it eventually happened, was an easy task next to training and supervising people to staff…

World Must Balance Food Production, Consumption With Need For Biofuels

Huffington Post: Looking Beyond the Crisis Jose Graziano da Silva, director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization “…Increasing humanity’s food supply by 60 percent in the next 35 years, through the agricultural practices we use today, would require some 50 percent more energy and 40 percent more water,…

West Africa Sees Rise In Ebola Cases For Second Week, WHO Says

Agence France-Presse: Ebola cases on the rise for second week: WHO “The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa rose for the second week running after a previous fall, including a ‘sharp increase’ in Guinea, the World Health Organization said Wednesday…” (2/11). Reuters: West Africa sees spike in Ebola…

West African Nations, U.N. Continue Efforts To Reach Zero Ebola Cases, Prevent Future Disease Outbreaks

Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Sierra Leone announces disease control agency “Sierra Leone announced Tuesday the launch of an infectious diseases prevention agency, saying it would convert its Ebola clinics into treatment and research units for some of the world’s deadliest viruses…” (Johnson, 2/10). Associated Press: Liberia president calls for zero Ebola…

U.N.-Hosted Forum Focuses On Advancing Women’s Health, Achieving Post-2015 Development Goals

U.N. News Centre: U.N.-hosted Forum opens in New York, seeks to identify aims on women’s health for post-2015 “United Nations Headquarters in New York hosted the inaugural World Women’s Health and Development Forum [on Wednesday], bringing together world leaders, representatives of U.N. system entities, scientists, health care professionals, and members…

New Automated Mapping System Will Help Speed Earthquake Disaster Response

Reuters: New digital maps speed up aid response after earthquakes “…The Automatic Disaster Analysis and Mapping system (ADAM) pulls information from the U.S. Geological Survey, World Bank, and World Food Programme databases, getting aid workers vital facts from earthquake zones within minutes of a quake, as opposed to the old,…

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