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International Leaders, Experts Call For Greater Measures To Address Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on international efforts to curb the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including statements from U.N. Director-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. President Barack Obama. Devex: A.U. mobilizing health workers for Ebola-hit West Africa “Health personnel are critical to stemming the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but the region…

31 People Dead In DRC Ebola Outbreak Unrelated To West African Outbreak

News outlets report on an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo, where 31 people have died of infection with an Ebola strain unrelated to the one in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHO “An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic…

More Than 2B Gained Access To Clean Water Since 1990, WHO Says

Christian Science Monitor: Since 1990, billions more have access to clean water “Over the past couple of decades, easier access to clean water has become a reality for a huge portion of the world’s population. According to a publication released by the World Health Organization, … more than two billion…

Zimbabwe’s Infant, Maternal Mortality Rates Improve, U.N. Says

News outlets discuss findings from a U.N. report showing Zimbabwe’s infant and maternal mortality rates have improved over the past five years. The Herald: Zim’s social sector on recovery path “Last Friday, the national statistics agency, ZIMSTAT, released preliminary results of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) conducted between February…

CGD Podcast, Blog Post Discuss WHO Ebola Maps, Economic Fallout Of Outbreak

Center for Global Development’s “Global Prosperity Wonkcast”: Unpacking WHO’s Shocking Ebola Maps — Mead Over In an audio podcast, Lawrence MacDonald, CGD vice president of communications and policy outreach, speaks with CGD Senior Fellow Mead Over about “newly released maps from the World Health Organization (WHO) and measures for limiting…

Experts, Politicians Speak Out On Response To West African Ebola Outbreak

News outlets summarize statements made by experts and politicians on efforts to contain the West African Ebola outbreak. The Hill: U.S. should do more to contain Ebola outbreak, Sen. McCain says “The U.S. should do more, including possibly dispatching military assets, to combat the Ebola outbreak roiling at least five…

U.N. Agencies Warn Of Food Shortages In Ebola-Hit Nations; WFP Needs $70M To Feed 1.3M

News outlets report on U.N. warnings that the Ebola outbreak is threatening food security in affected countries. Agence France-Presse: ‘Grave concerns’ over food shortages in Ebola-hit nations: U.N. “The United Nations warned on Tuesday of ‘grave food security concerns’ in the West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak…

More Than 1M Somalis Urgently Need Food Aid, U.N. Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: One million Somalis starve as towns besieged and food prices quadruple “More than a million hungry Somalis urgently need food aid due to worsening drought and conflict, a 20 percent increase since January, the U.N. said on Tuesday…” (Migiro, 9/2).

Record 4.1M In Syria Received Food Aid In August, WFP Says

Reuters: Record 4.1 million in Syria got food aid in August, U.N. says “A record 4.1 million people in Syria received food rations in August due to more convoys being able to cross front lines and borders from Turkey and Jordan, the U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday…”…

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