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U.S. Doctor Exposed To Ebola In West Africa Arrives At NIH For Observation

News outlets report on the admission of a U.S. doctor who was exposed to Ebola in West Africa to the NIH in Maryland for observation and enrollment in a clinical study. The Hill: NIH to admit patient exposed to Ebola “The National Institutes of Health will admit a patient who was…

U.N. Council Calls Upon Countries To Respect Human Rights In Ebola Efforts

Agence France-Presse: U.N. watchdog says rights must be respected in Ebola fight “The U.N.’s top watchdog on Friday said that countries must not trample over human rights during the battle against Ebola. … In a unanimous decision, the [U.N. Human Rights Council] said that it was calling upon countries to…

How ‘Big Data’ Missed Early Warning Signs Of Ebola

Foreign Policy: Why Big Data Missed the Early Warning Signs of Ebola “With the Centers for Disease Control now forecasting up to 1.4 million new infections from the current Ebola outbreak, what could ‘big data’ do to help us identify the earliest warnings of future outbreaks and track the movements…

Obama Calls For Strengthened Outbreak Preparedness At Global Health Security Agenda Meeting

News outlets report on a meeting among world leaders and public health officials held on Friday at the White House to discuss the Global Health Security Agenda. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry called for more preparations for disease outbreaks, including long-term strategic planning. The Hill: Obama urges…

Medill-USA Today Investigation Finds Inefficiencies In U.S. Food Aid Program

USA Today: Hunger pains: U.S. food program struggles to move forward “After more than 60 years of feeding the world’s hungry overseas, the U.S. Agency for International Development is scrambling to overhaul the world’s largest government food assistance program. The U.S. spends more than half of its international food aid…

U.N. Human Rights Council Approves LGBT Anti-Discrimination Resolution

News outlets report on the U.N. Human Rights Council’s approval of an LGBT anti-discrimination resolution. Agence France-Presse: U.N. rights body calls for end to anti-gay discrimination “The U.N.’s top human rights body called on Friday for nations to protect the rights of individuals regardless of sexual orientation, in a vote…

Protecting Women From Abortion Injuries May Take More Than Laws, Experts Suggest

NPR: What Drives Abortion: The Law or Income? “About 50,000 women worldwide die because of unsafe abortions. Five million more are admitted to hospitals with complications after the procedure. Activists and researchers on both sides of the abortion debate agree that these ‘back-alley’ operations are dangerous for women. It’s figuring…

NGOs Work With African Pharmacies To Stop Malaria

Newsweek: Can We Rely on the Private Sector to Halt Malaria in Africa? “…In the U.S., if you want an antimalarial, you have to go see a doctor and get a prescription; this ensures that Americans are treated with only the best malaria drugs. But not in most African countries,…

The Atlantic Examines Challenges Surrounding TB Vaccine Development

The Atlantic: Toward an Effective Tuberculosis Vaccine “…While we have vaccines to thank for the decline of global diseases like measles and smallpox, vaccination’s role in the worldwide battle against TB has been comparatively minimal. … So, what is it about a TB vaccine that’s had science stymied for over…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of Ebola Outbreak

The following editorial and opinion pieces address various aspects of the West African Ebola outbreak and the international community’s response. New York Times: Losing the Race Against Ebola Editorial Board “…[Confronting the Ebola outbreak] is a task of mind-boggling complexity, requiring international assistance on a massive scale. … Faster action…

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