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Gender Focus Essential For Effective U.S. Response To Ebola

Center for Strategic & International Studies: U.S. Ebola Response: Strategies for Women and Girls Janet Fleischman, an independent consultant and senior associate for the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS, discusses the “importance of gender strategies in U.S. health and development programs,” as well as the incorporation of these strategies…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Angles Of Ebola Epidemic

Wall Street Journal: WHO Is Responsible? Editorial Board Noting comments made Monday by WHO Director-General Margaret Chan attributing the Ebola epidemic to “the result of neglect of ‘fundamental public health infrastructures,’” and, “‘Because Ebola has historically been confined to poor African nations. The R&D incentive is virtually nonexistent,’” the editorial…

U.N.’s Ban Warns Against Quarantines For Ebola HCWs, While 75% Of Americans Support Such Policies

Reuters reports on several aspects of quarantine policies for Ebola workers, from comments by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to American opinion on the practice. Reuters: U.N.’s Ban warns against quarantining Ebola health workers “U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Monday against ‘unnecessarily’ strict restrictions on the movement of health workers…

Health Officials Reassessing Needs In Liberia After Recent Declines Of New Ebola Cases

Washington Post: As Ebola declines in Liberia, health officials reassess response plans “The rate of new Ebola infections here has declined so sharply in recent weeks that even some of the busiest treatment facilities are now only half-full and officials are reassessing the scale of the response needed to quell…

State Department Fields Questions From African Diaspora Communities On U.S. Ebola Response

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: U.S. Department of State Engages African Diaspora Communities on the U.S. Response to the Ebola Crisis Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs David Duckenfield summarizes questions and answers from a State Department conference call with more than “200 members of the African diaspora…

Increasing Number of U.S. Republicans Favor Budget Flexibility For Ebola Emergency Funds

Reuters: Ebola costs encourage budget flexibility among U.S. Republicans “Worries about Ebola are chipping away at some congressional Republicans’ support for maintaining across-the-board spending caps on U.S. government agencies and the military. An increasing number of Republicans are speaking out in favor of Ebola ’emergency’ funds, which would be passed…

MSNBC Examines U.S. Ebola Coordinator Ron Klain’s Role

MSNBC: Here’s what Ebola czar Ron Klain has been up to “President Obama used his bully pulpit [last] week to hail the efforts of American health care workers fighting Ebola in West Africa. After the president left the podium Wednesday, the nitty-gritty policy discussions began in the White House, and…

Obama Praises U.S. Military Personnel For Ebola Work In West Africa

The Hill: Obama speaks to troops fighting Ebola “President Obama praised U.S. military personnel for their work fighting Ebola in West Africa, saying the campaign is showing signs of progress in Liberia. Obama held a call with servicemembers in Liberia and Senegal on Saturday to express the administration’s gratitude for…

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