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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…

U.S. Military Brings Unique Capabilities To Ebola Response, Expert Says

CBC News: Ebola outbreak: Why the U.S. is taking the lead “…While the U.S. government will now take the lead in the Ebola battle, Obama asked the military to coordinate that effort. ‘The U.S. military is really the only organization, perhaps in the entire world, that could provide the support…

Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Policy Tracker On U.S. Ebola Response

Kaiser Family Foundation: U.S. response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa — UPDATED The Kaiser Family Foundation updated its Policy Tracker to include announcements, statements, and actions by the U.S. government to address the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The updated entry includes links to a White House fact sheet,…

Obama Announces Expanded U.S. Response To Ebola, Urges World Leaders To Act

News outlets report on President Barack Obama’s announcement of an increased U.S. response to Ebola, during which he stated the outbreak poses a global security threat and urged world leaders to respond more rapidly. BBC News: Obama says Ebola outbreak a ‘global security threat’ “President Barack Obama has called the…

U.S. Leaders Hear Testimony On Ebola At Senate Hearing, Call For Action

News outlets report on a U.S. Senate hearing on Ebola, as well as comments made by members of Congress at a press conference. ABC News: Ebola Experts Testify Before Senate Panel ABC News presents a video report on recent announcements on Ebola, including the Senate hearing (Franzen/Travers, 9/16). ABC News:…

Late Start On Ebola Therapies Means Outbreak Outpacing Drug, Vaccine Development

ScienceInsider: Ebola vaccine: Little and late “…Administration officials have begun working with industry to speed manufacturing of experimental drugs and vaccines [for Ebola]. ‘We’re trying to do everything we can to scale up product,’ says Nicole Lurie, assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the U.S. Department of Health and…

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