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Group Of House Democrats Requests Hearing On Ebola

The Hill: House Dems request hearing on Ebola “A group of House Democrats is asking for a hearing on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as global health officials issue increasingly desperate cries for help. House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and two other key members…

Additional Ebola Funding Questionable In Congressional Stopgap Spending Measure

Roll Call: Waiting for Ebola Response Funding “…The continuing resolution might include additional money to support the international medical response to Ebola, but CQ Roll Call’s Tamar Hallerman reported today that congressional Republican leaders are seeking to avoid too many new spending provisions in a stopgap bill, which would extend…

U.S. Can Do More In Ebola Outbreak, Experts Say

The Hill: Five steps the U.S. could take on Ebola “…U.S. health agencies have also accelerated work on Ebola treatments and vaccines, and USAID announced $75 million for clinics, medical gear and doctor recruitment on Thursday. Further efforts, particularly in West Africa, would come with come with political, financial, or…

Third American Infected With Ebola Transported To Nebraska For Treatment

News outlets report that the third American to be infected with Ebola was flown to a Nebraska hospital for treatment. ABC News: Latest American Ebola Patient Headed to Nebraska Hospital for Treatment “The latest American doctor to be infected with Ebola in West Africa is on his way to the…

USAID To Invest $6.3M In Public-Private Partnerships To Boost Impact Investing

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.S. boosts public-private partnerships to grow impact investing “The United States on Thursday announced three public-private partnerships to boost private investment in early-stage enterprises in developing countries as part of its strategy to make impact investing and private sector partnerships a backbone of its development policy. The…

Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding Ebola Outbreak

The following opinion pieces address issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak. Foreign Policy: If You Live in Illinois, Do Not Panic About Ebola Kim Yi Dionne, assistant professor of government at Smith College “…Instead of aggressively supporting or even partnering with those fighting the outbreak on the front lines, many governments…

Blog Post Discusses U.S. Role In Countering South African HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Africa In Transition”: HIV/AIDS, South Africa, and the United States John Campbell, Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses HIV/AIDS in South Africa and the U.S. role in countering the epidemic (9/4).

Blog Post Highlights Roundtable Discussion On Global Health

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ebola as the ‘Katrina moment’ that highlights global health inequity Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses Georgetown University Professor Lawrence Gostin’s new book, “Global Health Law,” and his comments…

USAID Publishes New Issue Of ‘FrontLines’

USAID’s “FrontLines”: Open Development/Development & Defense The September/October issue of USAID’s “FrontLines” focuses on USAID’s efforts to create an inclusive development community to address economic, health, and development challenges (September/October 2014).

CDC Director Focuses On Appeals To International Community For Ebola Assistance

CQ HealthBeat: CDC Chief Sidesteps Direct Appeal to Congress for Ebola Money “While he appeals for money, supplies, and an influx of health care workers from around the world to counter the worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa, America’s top public health official is carefully avoiding direct appeals to Congress…

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