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U.S. Military Brings Unique Capabilities To Ebola Response, Expert Says

CBC News: Ebola outbreak: Why the U.S. is taking the lead “…While the U.S. government will now take the lead in the Ebola battle, Obama asked the military to coordinate that effort. ‘The U.S. military is really the only organization, perhaps in the entire world, that could provide the support…

Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Policy Tracker On U.S. Ebola Response

Kaiser Family Foundation: U.S. response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa — UPDATED The Kaiser Family Foundation updated its Policy Tracker to include announcements, statements, and actions by the U.S. government to address the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The updated entry includes links to a White House fact sheet,…

Obama Announces Expanded U.S. Response To Ebola, Urges World Leaders To Act

News outlets report on President Barack Obama’s announcement of an increased U.S. response to Ebola, during which he stated the outbreak poses a global security threat and urged world leaders to respond more rapidly. BBC News: Obama says Ebola outbreak a ‘global security threat’ “President Barack Obama has called the…

U.S. Leaders Hear Testimony On Ebola At Senate Hearing, Call For Action

News outlets report on a U.S. Senate hearing on Ebola, as well as comments made by members of Congress at a press conference. ABC News: Ebola Experts Testify Before Senate Panel ABC News presents a video report on recent announcements on Ebola, including the Senate hearing (Franzen/Travers, 9/16). ABC News:…

Late Start On Ebola Therapies Means Outbreak Outpacing Drug, Vaccine Development

ScienceInsider: Ebola vaccine: Little and late “…Administration officials have begun working with industry to speed manufacturing of experimental drugs and vaccines [for Ebola]. ‘We’re trying to do everything we can to scale up product,’ says Nicole Lurie, assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the U.S. Department of Health and…

Ebola Outbreak Exposing Rifts In Global Health Funding, Leadership

South African Civil Society Information Service: Ebola and Global Health: Exposing Fault Lines and Searching for Vision Ayesha Jacub, a medical doctor and student of global health policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, discusses how the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has exposed gaps in funding…

Blog Post Recognizes Global Female Condom Day

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Female Condoms Clancy Broxton, the senior social marketing and commodities adviser for USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS, and Rahel Beigel, a Global Health Fellows Program intern, write, “In honor of Global Female Condom Day, read and share these five facts about female condoms,…

White House Unveils More Robust U.S. Ebola Response

News outlets report on the U.S. government’s plans for a more robust Ebola response in West Africa. CNN: U.S. ramping up Ebola effort as Obama heads to CDC “President Barack Obama embarks on a two-day U.S. road trip Tuesday to assess and amplify his government’s response to two unconnected overseas…

Senate To Hold Hearing On Ebola

The Hill: Week ahead: Congress puts Ebola under the microscope “Lawmakers on Tuesday will hold their first hearing on Ebola, as Congress seeks assurances that health officials are doing all they can to stop the deadly outbreak of the disease. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the…

International Community Responds To Ebola Only After Cases Increased Significantly

News outlets report on the international community’s increasing efforts to curb the Ebola outbreak as the number of detected cases accelerates. Agence France-Presse: Countries scramble to make up ‘precious time’ lost in Ebola fight “The European Union urged the international community Monday to boost aid to make up for ‘precious…