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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…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

Huffington Post: It’s Young Girls and Women on the Front Lines of the Ebola Crisis Chernor Bah, global youth advocate Livemint: India’s vulnerability against Ebola Shyamal Banerjee, columnist New York Times: CDC Ebola Guidelines Aren’t Good Enough for Some States Philip Boffey, New York Times editorial writer The Hill: Is…

Nations In Americas Agree To Coordinate Ebola Responses

Associated Press: Nations in Americas join in battle against Ebola “Representatives of countries from around the Americas, including the United States, have agreed to work together in their response to Ebola, adopting similar procedures in such things as the establishment of epidemiological monitoring centers and coordinating the transport of biological…

HHS, Homeland Security Heads To Testify On Ebola At Senate Appropriations Hearing

The Hill: HHS, DHS chiefs to testify on Ebola funding “Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson are among the witnesses expected to testify on the government’s response to Ebola at an upcoming Senate Appropriations Committee hearing…” (Shabad, 10/30).

Opinion Pieces Touch On Issues Related To Ebola Epidemic

The following opinion pieces discuss issues related to the ongoing Ebola epidemic. Washington Post: A global attention on disease gives Bill Gates his moment Michael Gerson, opinion writer “…In a tragic, unsought sense, this is [Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair Bill] Gates’s moment. The focus of his life –…

GHTC Explores How Upcoming Election Could Impact Global Health R&D

Global Health Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: How the upcoming election could impact global health R&D Jenny Howell, GHTC’s senior policy and advocacy associate, discusses “what the outcomes of next week’s election could mean for global health research and development (R&D)” (10/30).

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