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WHO Calls For Tripling Of Epidemiologists For Ebola Efforts

VOA News: Battling Ebola with Data “The World Health Organization recently called for 900 more epidemiologists to join the battle against Ebola in West Africa. That’s triple the current number. Epidemiologists study the patterns of disease outbreaks to determine how they spread and where they may go next…” (DeCapua, 1/5).

#ISurvivedEbola Campaign Allows Ebola Survivors To Share Stories, Address Stigma

Reuters: Ebola survivors in West Africa to share stories via mobile app, to help fight stigma “Ebola survivors in the three West African countries worst hit by the epidemic will share their stories through a mobile application to be launched on Monday, in a UNICEF-backed campaign to inform and fight…

Outgoing, New UNMEER Heads Stress Mission Of Reaching Zero Ebola Cases By End 2015

Agence France-Presse: Victory against Ebola ‘within our reach’: new U.N. mission chief “Ending the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is a difficult task, but it is ‘within our reach,’ the U.N.’s new mission chief on the disease said, warning that the world has no choice but to beat back the…

U.N. Delivers Food Aid To South Sudan Via Reopened Nile Route

Wall Street Journal: U.N. Steps Up Food Aid to South Sudan “The United Nations started delivering food aid by barge to South Sudan as fears grow that the country’s civil war will lead to widespread famine early next year. The vessel transported the food [December 29] from Sudan by way…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Examine Efforts To Contain Ebola Epidemic

Washington Post: Lessons from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa Editorial Board “…[O]ver the past decade, there have been four major outbreaks of infectious disease caused by a virus: severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS; swine flu; Middle East respiratory syndrome; and now Ebola. Each has taken populations by surprise.…

State Department Blog Posts Discuss Ebola Response Efforts

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Continuing The Fight Against Ebola Nasserie Carew, senior adviser and acting deputy assistant secretary of state for public affairs, highlights a new State Department podcast series, titled “Fighting Ebola.” The series features interviews with U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac, former UNMEER head Anthony Banbury,…

January 2015 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The January 2015 WHO Bulletin includes news and research articles on various topics, as well as editorials on the Ebola epidemic and the global health worker shortage (January 2015).

U.N.’s Ban Begins West Africa Visit, Urges Communities To Follow Health Regulations

Associated Press: U.N. chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations “United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised Liberia on its efforts to combat Ebola on Friday during his second visit here since the start of the outbreak that now has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa. … Concern has grown…

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