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Blog Posts Discuss 2014 Aid Transparency Index

The following blog posts discuss the recently released 2014 Aid Transparency Index (ATI). Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy”: MCC Tops U.S. Government in Aid Transparency Again Sarah Rose, senior policy analyst with CGD, discusses the fourth annual ATI, noting, “…This year MCC ranks third (out of 68…

CSIS Report Examines DoD’s Role In Global Health

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Global Health Engagement: Sharpening a Key Tool for the Department of Defense In a new report, J. Christopher Daniel, a senior associate (consultant) with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, “examines recent efforts within DoD to clarify the appropriate role of global health engagement…

‘Science Speaks’ Post Discusses CDC Report On Ebola Preparedness In Liberia

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: As Ebola gained ground, CDC report on health care resources in Liberia’s remote counties highlights vulnerabilities Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a recently released CDC report assessing Ebola…

USAID Blog Post Profiles Liberian Lab Testing For Ebola

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: The Fight on Ebola Continues in the Lab Carol Han, press officer for the Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team at USAID, discusses the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Research (LIBR), which was established in the 1970s to conduct research on viral infections in Africa and is now one of…

Democrats Request Hearing On U.S. Ebola Response Funding

The Hill: Dems ask for hearing on Ebola response funding “Democrats on a House Appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are calling for a hearing on funding to combat the Ebola outbreak…” (Shabad, 10/7).

JAMA, Kaiser Family Foundation Produce Infographic With Key Ebola Data

JAMA/Kaiser Family Foundation’s “Visualizing Health Policy”: The 2014 Ebola Outbreak This infographic, the latest in the “Visualizing Health Policy” series produced in partnership between JAMA and the Kaiser Family Foundation, provides a snapshot of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. It includes key facts about the Ebola virus, shows…

Ebola Unlikely To Become Airborne, CDC, WHO Say

News outlets report on the public’s skepticism over the transmission of Ebola virus. Both the CDC and WHO have issued statements clarifying how the virus does and does not spread, saying the virus is unlikely to become airborne. Financial Times: Experts reject fears Ebola could become airborne “Virologists rejected suggestions…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Controlling Ebola Epidemic

The following opinion pieces discuss various aspects of controlling the Ebola epidemic. Huffington Post: Why the World Must Act Now on Ebola Michael Elliott, president and CEO of ONE “…[W]hat has to be done if West Africa is not to slip back, if leaders like Koroma and Johnson Sirleaf –…

Addressing Malnutrition ‘Critical’ To Advance U.S. Global Development Objectives

The Hill: Addressing malnutrition U.S. Reps. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) and Adam Smith (D-Wash.) “Malnutrition is the largest single contributor to child mortality worldwide, and according to the World Health Organization is the underlying cause of death for at least three million children every year. As the United States continues its…

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