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U.S. Announces $10M In Additional Ebola Funding, Bringing Total To More Than $100M

News outlets report on USAID’s announcement that it will provide an additional $10 million for efforts to control Ebola in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: U.S. to send $10 mn to aid fight Ebola “The United States will contribute $10 million to pay for medical workers and equipment to fight the deadly…

Reaction Mixed To Announced U.S. Military Involvement In Ebola Response

News outlets report on reaction to recently announced U.S. military involvement in the Ebola outbreak response. Inter Press Service: U.S. Military Joins Ebola Response in West Africa “The U.S. military over the weekend formally began to support the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Advocates of the…

Volunteer Health Workers Needed In Ebola-Affected West African Nations

CQ Roll Call: Containing Ebola May Hinge on Volunteers, Not Money “Congress appears ready to commit tens of millions of dollars to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but containing the deadly virus will hinge more on finding enough private sector volunteers and government scientists to disinfect corpses,…

Ebola Vaccine Research Progressing Quickly

Science: Ebola vaccines racing forward at record pace “On 2 September, a 39-year-old woman in Bethesda, Maryland, received a novel Ebola vaccine never given to humans before. In as little as two months, this same vaccine may go into the arms of thousands of health care workers and other first-line…

Puerto Rico Partners With U.S. On HIV Vaccine Project

Associated Press: Puerto Rico partners on U.S. HIV vaccine project “Puerto Rico’s governor says the island’s largest public university is partnering with federal agencies to oversee a U.S.-funded project aimed at trying to develop a prophylactic vaccine for the HIV virus that causes AIDS…” (9/9).

U.S. To Support A.U.’s Mobilization Of HCWs In Ebola Outbreak Response

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: U.S. Will Help Mobilize Additional African Health Workers To Combat the Ebola Outbreak “The United States announced [Tuesday] that it will support the African Union’s (A.U.) urgent deployment of trained and equipped medical workers to West Africa — the single largest injection of critical personnel…

Pentagon To Send U.S. Military Field Hospital To Liberia

News outlets report on the announcement of U.S. military involvement in efforts to treat Ebola patients in Liberia. Foreign Policy: U.S. Military Involvement in Ebola Fight Is Minimal “On Sunday President Barack Obama raised expectations that the U.S. military will help fight the deadly Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa. But…

WHO’s Funding Impacts Agency’s Ability To Respond To Ebola

Mother Jones: Why the World Health Organization Doesn’t Have Enough Funds to Fight Ebola “With the Ebola virus continuing its spread throughout West Africa — and landing this week in a fifth country, Senegal — the custodians of global health are becoming more adamant that the world is not doing…

Health Affairs’ September Issue Focuses On Global Health

Health Affairs Blog: Think and Act Globally: Health Affairs’ September Issue “The September issue of Health Affairs emphasizes lessons learned from developing and industrialized nations collectively seeking the elusive goals of better care, with lower costs and higher quality. A number of studies analyze key global trends including patient engagement…

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