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News Outlets Examine International Community’s Ebola Response, Future Challenges

News outlets examine the response to the West African Ebola outbreak and the challenges that lie ahead. BuzzFeed News: How Global Health Failed Liberia As The Ebola Outbreak Took Hold “…Liberia’s poor health infrastructure is no secret. … So when one of the world’s deadliest diseases hit a country that…

Calls For White House, Congress To Do More In Ebola Response

News outlets report on congressional comments and action on the West African Ebola outbreak. The Hill: Coons: We must do more to fight Ebola “Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) called on the White House to designate a point person to deal with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. ‘It is time…

Microsoft Co-Founder Allen To Donate $9M To CDC For Ebola Response

Reuters: Microsoft co-founder Allen to give $9 million for Ebola fight “Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen’s charitable foundation on Thursday will announce it is donating $9 million to support U.S. efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a source familiar with the matter said. … Allen said the…

3rd U.S. Ebola Patient Receives Transfusion From Recovered Patient, Shows Improvement

News outlets report on the ongoing recovery of an American aid worker who contracted Ebola and received blood donations from former Ebola patient Kent Brantly. ABC News: U.S. Ebola Patient Gets Serum From Recovered Victim to Fight Virus “An American Ebola survivor has donated blood to help an infected U.S.…

Global Burden Of Disease Data Show Ending AIDS Epidemic Possible

The Lancet: MDG 6 and beyond: from halting and reversing AIDS to ending the epidemic Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS executive director; Mark Dybul, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria executive director; and Deborah Birx, ambassador-at-large and U.S. global AIDS coordinator “…Overall, [the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s (IHME)…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding West African Ebola Outbreak

The following opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Washington Post: The world yawns as Ebola takes hold in West Africa Richard Besser, chief health editor at ABC News “…There’s no cure for Ebola, but supportive treatment as simple as supplementary fluids can save lives and…

U.S. Global Health Engagement Must Be Flexible, Adaptable

The Lancet: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control: a crucial actor in global health Johanna Hanefeld of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine “…At the heart of U.S. [global health] engagement is a tension between an agency accountable to domestic policy audiences — the U.S. Congress and through…

Blog Post Discusses New Coalition To Promote Preterm Birth Research

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: New Coalition Seeks to Boost Preterm Birth Research Eve Lackritz, deputy director of the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS), discusses the Global Coalition to Advance Preterm birth Research (GCAPR), “a partnership initiated by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of…

U.S. Donates 5 Ambulances To Sierra Leone For Ebola Response

Associated Press: U.S. gives ambulances to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola “…The United States donated five ambulances Wednesday to help Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola as the West African government acknowledged it can take up to 24 hours to pick up bodies in the spiraling crisis…” (Roy-Macaulay/Kargbo, 9/10).