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IMF To Discuss Debt Relief For Ebola-Hit West African Nations After U.S. Proposes Move

News outlets report on a possible move by the International Monetary Fund to forgive the debt of West African nations worst-hit by Ebola. Inter Press Service: U.S. Proposes Major Debt Relief for Ebola-Hit Countries “The United States proposed Tuesday that the international community write off 100 million dollars in debt…

U.S. Military Considers Resurrecting Dengue Fever Research Program

News outlets report on the possibility that the Walter Reed Army Institute will revive a dengue research program and the ethical issues surrounding the program. VOA News: Dengue Fever Epidemic Neglected Amid Ebola Scare “Scientists at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research are considering resurrecting a research program that would…

Infographic Examines Potential Human Impact Of $300M In PEPFAR Funding

amfAR: Infographic: FY2015 U.S. Global AIDS Budget Plan: The Human Impact “…To maintain the current total level of U.S. global HIV/AIDS funding in Fiscal Year 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives has proposed restoring $300 million in PEPFAR funding. [In this infographic,] amfAR has estimated the potential human impact of…

CDC Director Says U.S., Global Community Must Maintain Efforts Against Ebola

Devex: U.S. ‘not out of the woods’ on Ebola response — CDC “As members of the U.S. Congress and Obama administration officials prepared Wednesday to discuss whether to allocate $6.18 billion to fight Ebola — the first of at least two public hearings focused on the outbreak on Capitol Hill…

Senate Appropriations Committee Hears Testimony From Administration Officials Urging Approval Of $6.2B In Emergency Ebola Funding

News outlets report on a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing Wednesday that discussed President Obama’s emergency request for Ebola funding. CQ News: Republicans Note Gaps in Ebola Emergency Funding Request “Senate GOP appropriators were critical of the Obama administration’s response to the Ebola crisis and vowed to closely scrutinize a $6.2…

DoD Announces Fewer Troops Will Be Sent To Ebola-Hit Liberia Than Originally Planned

News outlets report on the Department of Defense’s announcement that it will deploy fewer troops to West Africa than originally planned. New York Times: Health Officials Reassess Strategy to Combat Ebola in Liberia “As the rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia has slowed, American and Liberian officials are debating…

Washington Post Interviews USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah On Ebola In Liberia

Washington Post: Q&A with Rajiv ‘Raj’ Shah, USAID administrator dealing with Ebola in Liberia “The Ebola crisis has incited a massive global response, and it’s not easy to figure out who is running the whole operation. But one key figure is Rajiv ‘Raj’ Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for…

U.S., India End WTO Stalemate Over India’s Food Security Program

Financial Times: U.S. and India end WTO stand-off “India and the U.S. have ended their stand-off at the World Trade Organization over New Delhi’s vast food security program, breaking an impasse that had been described as the biggest crisis to hit the global trade body in two decades…” (Kazmin/Donnan, 11/13).

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