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Internal Reorganization, ‘Growing Irrelevance’ Threaten World Bank

Center for Global Development’s “Views from the Center”: My Two Big Worries about the World Bank CGD President Nancy Birdsall discusses two of her concerns regarding the World Bank, including the bank’s internal reorganization process and “an existential threat of growing irrelevance and obscurity as rising incomes in big emerging…

Accurate, Reliable Global Health Data Vital For Successful Programs

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Shaping the Market for Global Health Data Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, and Prashant Yadav of the University of Michigan, discuss the importance of accurate collection of global health data, writing, “…[W]ithout data on past…

U.N.’s Ban Warns Against Quarantines For Ebola HCWs, While 75% Of Americans Support Such Policies

Reuters reports on several aspects of quarantine policies for Ebola workers, from comments by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to American opinion on the practice. Reuters: U.N.’s Ban warns against quarantining Ebola health workers “U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Monday against ‘unnecessarily’ strict restrictions on the movement of health workers…

World Bank Head Urges Asia To Send More HCWs To Africa

News outlets report on World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s call for Asia to send more trained health workers to Ebola-affected West Africa. Agence France-Presse: World Bank chief urges Asian health help in Africa “World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Tuesday urged Asia to send trained health workers to Ebola-stricken…

Health Officials Reassessing Needs In Liberia After Recent Declines Of New Ebola Cases

Washington Post: As Ebola declines in Liberia, health officials reassess response plans “The rate of new Ebola infections here has declined so sharply in recent weeks that even some of the busiest treatment facilities are now only half-full and officials are reassessing the scale of the response needed to quell…

WFP Charters Ship To Bring Food Supply To Ebola-Hit Liberia, Sierra Leone

Bloomberg News: U.N. Charters Food Ship for Africa as Ebola Disrupts Supply “The United Nations’ food-aid agency chartered a ship to transport supplies to West African countries hit by Ebola as trade disruptions linked to the outbreak stoke food prices in Liberia and Sierra Leone. The two-month vessel charter has…

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