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U.S. House Appropriators Approve Ebola Funding With Restriction; Top Republican On Senate Armed Services Committee Withholding Approval

News outlets report on congressional action to approve funding for U.S. Ebola efforts. Associated Press: Inhofe demands details before OK-ing Ebola funding “The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is holding up money to fight Ebola until the Obama administration provides details on how the military would protect…

Former Ambassador To India To Coordinate U.S. Ebola Efforts In West Africa

Reuters: Former ambassador to India to lead U.S. Ebola effort in Africa “The State Department on Wednesday named Nancy Powell, the former U.S. ambassador to India, to coordinate Washington’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa…” (Wroughton, 8/25).

U.S. DoD Official Discusses Issues Surrounding Ebola With Scientific American

Scientific American: U.S. Department of Defense Health Official Speaks Out on Ebola and Other Threats Scientific American blogger John Horgan interviews Rohit Chitale of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC). “…Rohit is an infectious disease epidemiologist and had worked at the CDC and WHO before he came to the…

Obama Signs Executive Order To Strengthen Climate Resilience In U.S. Development Efforts, Announces New Partnerships

Media sources report on the U.N. Climate Summit, President Obama’s executive order requiring federal agencies to address climate resilience in all U.S. development projects, and the U.S. announcement of its participation in new climate change partnerships. Inter Press Service: Obama Mandates Climate Resilience in All U.S. Development Projects “All international development…

Blog Posts Discuss Issues Surrounding Ebola Outbreak

Several blogs published pieces discussing various issues related to the Ebola outbreak. Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Aversion Behavior Exacerbates the Economic Impact of Ebola Mead Over, senior fellow at CGD, discusses a World Bank report that examines the economic impact of Ebola on affected West African…

Media Sources Continue To Report On CDC, WHO Estimates Of Ebola’s Spread

News outlets continue to report on CDC and WHO predictions of the growth of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The Atlantic: Chasing Ebola (Elliot, 9/23). CQ HealthBeat: CDC Says Swift Global Response May Stem Ebola Outbreak (Reichard, 9/23). The Hill: CDC: Ebola cases could hit 1.4M by January (Viebeck, 9/23).…

E.U., U.S. Assess Readiness To Contain Ebola Within Their Borders

News outlets report on E.U. and U.S. preparedness to contain Ebola if the disease were to reach their borders. Associated Press: Ebola threat to E.U. is ‘low’ but readiness needed “E.U. health ministers say the chance that the deadly Ebola virus might spread to Europe is ‘low’ but that they…