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Former Sen. Frist Examines U.S. Ebola Response, Reflects On Global HIV Efforts

ONE blog: Bill Frist: A hard look at the Ebola epidemic and barriers to containment In a guest post, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) examines the current U.S. government response to Ebola, including the role of the military, and draws comparisons to the U.S. response to global…

House Passes Stopgap Spending Measure, Including $88M For U.S. Ebola Efforts

The Hill reports on the House’s passage of a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government funded through December 11. The Hill: House approves $1T spending bill “The House on Wednesday approved a $1 trillion stopgap-spending bill to keep the government funded through December 11. … The $88 million included…

First British Volunteer Receives Experimental Ebola Vaccine

News outlets report on the announcement that the first British volunteer was injected this week with an experimental Ebola vaccine, made by GlaxoSmithKline and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Associated Press: 1st U.K. volunteer gets experimental Ebola vaccine “British scientists say a former nurse has become the first person…

India’s Poor Quality Drugs Being Sent To Africa, Research Shows

Bloomberg News: India’s Poor Quality Drugs End Up in Africa, Study Finds “Generic drugs that some Indian companies send to African countries are lower quality than the same medicines the companies sell at home and outside Africa, according to tests of 1,470 samples, researchers said. Two widely used antibiotics and…

Blog Post Discusses Expanded U.S. Response To Ebola, USAID’s Role

USAID’s “IMPACT blog”: An Unprecedented Response to the Ebola Crisis Nancy Lindborg, assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance at USAID, discusses the U.S. response to Ebola, including the announcement by President Obama of “a clear, comprehensive, and global strategy to stop the outbreak,” and USAID’s…

‘Science Speaks’ Discusses New CDC Global HIV/AIDS Head

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: CDC names new Global AIDS Division director Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses the background of Shannon Hader, the newly appointed director of the CDC Division of Global HIV/AIDS…

Opinion Pieces, Editorials Discuss More Robust U.S. Ebola Response, DoD Involvement

The following opinion pieces and editorials discuss President Obama’s announcement of a more robust U.S. response to Ebola in West Africa, including the use of Department of Defense resources. Wall Street Journal: Calling in the Military to Fight Ebola Drew Altman, president and chief executive officer of the Kaiser Family…