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Editorials Address Issues Surrounding African Ebola Outbreak

The following editorials address issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in Africa. Financial Times: The aid needed to stop Ebola’s spread Editorial Board “…If there is one international organization that is facing up to the task at hand, it is the Nobel Prize-winning agency Médecins Sans Frontières [(MSF)]. … MSF says…

USAID’s Commitment To Nature Protection Benefits Development

Huffington Post: Bringing Conservation and Development Together Mark Tercek, president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy “Development and conservation are often viewed as separate or even opposing needs. The truth is, we simply won’t be successful in addressing either the world’s economic or environmental challenges unless we bring them together…

Devex Series On USAID History ‘Overlooks Some Important Issues’

Devex: USAID history and reform we can agree on Andrew Natsios, former USAID administrator “Devex has done a service for the development community by focusing attention on administrators of the U.S. Agency for International Development from the agency’s founding up to the present. The series, ‘USAID: A history of U.S.…

U.S., U.N. Efforts To Contain Ebola Outbreak Continue

News outlets report on efforts undertaken by the U.S. and U.N. to combat the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Africa. ABC News: Ebola Outbreak Enters Sixth Month With No End in Sight “Though two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola, the outbreak continues to spread in West Africa with no…

Nations Worldwide Take Actions To Prevent, Prepare For Ebola

News outlets report on actions undertaken in countries worldwide to prevent or prepare for Ebola. Agence France-Presse: Benin postpones Africa health meet over Ebola “A meeting of African health ministers scheduled for early September in Benin has been postponed because of the Ebola epidemic, an official said Sunday…” (8/24). Bloomberg…

Spotlight Is On Experimental Ebola Drugs; FDA Warns Public About Fake Treatments

News outlets report on efforts to dispel myths about Ebola, prevent fake treatments, and approve experimental therapies for use in the African outbreak. The Hill: FDA seeks to dispel Ebola outbreak fears “The Food and Drug Administration has posted a Web page with quick facts about the Ebola virus and…

American Ebola Patients Released From Hospital

News outlets report on the release of two aid workers from the Atlanta hospital where they were treated for Ebola. ABC News: Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly Says ‘God Saved My Life’ “Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly have been cured of the Ebola virus and released from Emory Hospital…

USAID Investing In Science, Technology Research In Africa

USAID’s “Impact”: The Power of Scientific Research Investment in Africa Andy Sisson, acting director of the U.S. Global Development Lab, writes, “…Building lasting partnerships with African leaders, thinkers, entrepreneurs and innovators is at the core of USAID’s approach, which seeks to end extreme poverty by investing in Africa’s greatest resource:…

NEJM Perspective Pieces Discuss Responses To West African Ebola Outbreak

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on Wednesday published several perspective pieces discussing the ongoing Ebola outbreak. NEJM: The International Ebola Emergency Sylvie Briand, director of the pandemic and epidemic diseases department (PED) at the WHO, and WHO colleagues “…These observations [about the Ebola outbreak] point to immediate priorities…