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Obama To Appoint Former VP Chief Of Staff Ron Klain As ‘Ebola Czar’

News outlets report on the announcement this morning from the White House that U.S. President Barack Obama will appoint Ron Klain as the new Ebola response coordinator. CNN: Obama will name Ron Klain as Ebola Czar “President Barack Obama will appoint Ron Klain his ‘Ebola czar,’ knowledgeable sources tell CNN.…

Blog, Other Posts Address Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following posts address various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. American Civil Liberties Union’s “Free Future”: Treat Ebola as a Public Health Issue, Not a National Security Matter (Stanley, 10/15). Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal, Newborn and Child Mortality in Africa’s “Updates”: Peter Piot on Ebola and Maternal Mortality…

Polls Examine Americans’ Views, Knowledge Of Ebola

News outlets report on findings from a new poll on Americans’ views on Ebola conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, as well as another poll conducted by Harvard University. The Hill: Poll: Most Americans confident in CDC to handle Ebola “The majority of Americans have confidence in the Centers for…

CDC’s MMWR Examines Ebola ‘Incident Management System’ In Liberia

CDC’s MMWR: Developing an Incident Management System to Support Ebola Response — Liberia, July-August 2014 In its latest edition of the MMWR, the CDC examines the joint Ebola-related efforts of the CDC and the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) “in instituting incident management system (IMS) principles to…

NPR Interviews USAID’s Shah On U.S. Ebola Efforts In West Africa

NPR: USAID Head Speaks Of Heroic Efforts — And Heroes — In West Africa “More than 300 beds in a matter of weeks. That’s the plan for construction of the ‘world’s largest Ebola treatment unit’ in Liberia, says Rajiv Shah, head of USAID, the U.S. Agency for International Development. It’s…

News Outlets Report On U.S., Local Ebola Efforts In Liberia

News outlets report on Ebola efforts in Liberia, including the role of U.S. personnel in building and staffing health care facilities, as well as a local politician providing ambulances. The Hill: U.S. personnel will staff Liberian Ebola hospital “The commander in charge of the U.S. response to Ebola in Africa…

U.S. Government, World Bank Mark World Food Day, Discuss Food Security Issues

The following posts from the U.S. government and the World Bank mark World Food Day and address issues related to global food security. U.S. Department of State: World Food Day The U.S. Department of State posted a statement from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry marking World Food Day (10/16).…