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NIH Accelerates Human Clinical Trials Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine

Los Angeles Times: U.S. speeds up human clinical trials for promising Ebola vaccine “Researchers at the National Institutes of Health are accelerating human clinical trials for what scientists hope is a promising new vaccine to combat the deadly Ebola virus…” (Levine, 8/18).

Humanitarian Crisis Continues In Iraq, U.N. Says

News outlets report on developments on the humanitarian crisis and military action in Iraq. Agence France-Presse: Pope calls for U.N. rather than U.S. action in Iraq “Pope Francis called Monday for collective action through the United Nations to ‘stop unjust aggression’ in Iraq, in an implicit criticism of unilateral U.S.…

Aid Agencies Stretched To Limits By Simultaneous Humanitarian Crises

NPR: World’s Aid Agencies Stretched To Their Limits By Simultaneous Crises “For the first time, the United Nations is handling four major humanitarian crises at once: refugee crises in Syria and Iraq as well as civil wars in the Central African Republic and South Sudan, where millions are at risk…

PEPFAR Helps To Advance MDGs

PEPFAR: 500 Days from 2015 MDGs Target: How is PEPFAR Contributing? The blog post describes how PEPFAR is contributing to advancing six of the eight Millennium Development Goals. “…PEPFAR is the foundation of much of what can be done to meet our global health and development goals…” (8/18).

USAID Psychosocial Counselors Support Grieving Communities Affected By Ebola

USAID’s “Impact”: On the Frontlines of the Ebola Response: an Inside Look at a Program to Help the Grieving USAID’s Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) discusses the challenges that psychosocial counselors face when interacting with grieving communities affected by Ebola (8/18).

Blog Post Discusses Article On PEPFAR, Call For Better Data Collection

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: PEPFAR’s South Africa “transition”: Nearly 20 percent of patients went unaccounted for when care was transferred, study finds Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses several articles looking at PEPFAR…

News Outlets Report On Latest U.S. Responses To Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on the latest U.S. responses to Ebola, including how the U.S. health care system is preparing for and may be impacted by Ebola. The Hill: Obama offers condolences to Ebola victims “President Obama on Thursday offered condolences to the victims of the deadly Ebola outbreak plaguing West Africa…

Congress To Address Influx Of Central American Children, Adults Into U.S.

Inter Press Service: U.S. Urged to Put Development Aid over Border Security “…Many potential solutions have been tabled as to how the federal government should handle the unprecedented influx [of tens of thousands of Central American children and adults that continue to cross the U.S. southern border]. Yet these strategies,…