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U.S. Urges IMF To Cancel $100M In Debt Owed By Ebola-Stricken West African Nations

Reuters: U.S. urges IMF to cancel debt of Ebola-stricken countries “The United States on Tuesday proposed that the International Monetary Fund write off some $100 million in debt it is owed by Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone to free up more resources for those countries, the hardest hit by the…

PSI Impact Magazine Focuses On Health Workers

PSI: Impact Magazine In its latest issue, PSI’s Impact Magazine focuses on health workers and includes a commentary from USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and an interview with Senegal Health Minister Awa Coll-Seck, among other articles (Issue No. 18).

Quick Public Health Actions Helped Prevent Spread Of Ebola In Mali

Media sources report on the public health investigations and contact tracing that helped prevent the spread of Ebola from an infected two-year-old girl who crossed the border from Guinea to Mali. Los Angeles Times: How Ebola spread to Mali: The lessons learned “…WHO officials helped the ministries of health in…

Governments, Aid Groups Try To Keep Pace With Shifting Ebola Epidemic

Washington Post: Governments, groups striving to become as agile as the Ebola virus “The news out of West Africa in recent days — good and bad — has demonstrated a fundamental challenge in the fight against Ebola: The virus is more nimble than the human response to it. … The…

New York Doctor Recovered From Ebola, Set To Be Released

New York Times: Craig Spencer, New York Doctor With Ebola, Will Leave Bellevue Hospital “Craig Spencer, the New York City doctor who became the first person in the city to test positive for Ebola, is free of the virus and is set to be released from Bellevue Hospital Center on…

First U.S. Ebola Treatment Center Opens In Liberia

Associated Press: U.S. opens new Ebola treatment unit in Liberia “The United States Monday opened the first of 17 Ebola treatment units it is building in Liberia. The new clinic opened in Tubmanburg, about 60 kilometers (40 miles) north of the capital, Monrovia. The number of people with Ebola appears…

House Democrats Urge Leadership To Increase NIH Funding

The Hill: House Dems urge leaders to increase NIH funding “House Democrats on Monday urged Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to include more funding for the National Institutes of Health in the next government funding bill. In a letter to Boehner and Pelosi, more…

Another Ugandan Bill Seeks To Criminalize Homosexuality

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Uganda Parliament committee tries again with bill that would criminalize HIV prevention services Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses the “latest draft of a bill targeting ‘unnatural sexual practices’…

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