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Obama Praises U.S. Military Personnel For Ebola Work In West Africa

The Hill: Obama speaks to troops fighting Ebola “President Obama praised U.S. military personnel for their work fighting Ebola in West Africa, saying the campaign is showing signs of progress in Liberia. Obama held a call with servicemembers in Liberia and Senegal on Saturday to express the administration’s gratitude for…

Ebola’s Spread Speeds Up In Sierra Leone, Report Says

News outlets report on the situation in Sierra Leone, where Ebola continues to spread. Agence France-Presse: Ebola rapidly advancing in rural Sierra Leone “Ebola is spreading up to nine times faster in parts of Sierra Leone than two months ago, a report by the Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) said on…

WHO Updates Guidelines For Ebola Protective Equipment For Health Care Workers

Media sources report on the WHO’s announcement that it is updating its guidelines for Ebola protective equipment worn by health care workers. The Hill: WHO toughens standards for Ebola protective gear “Global health officials are raising their standards for protective gear worn by health care workers who treat Ebola amid…

Violence Against Civilians, Aid Workers Hampers CAR Relief Efforts

News outlets report on the worsening humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic (CAR), where attacks are being targeted at both civilians and aid workers. U.N. News Centre: Central African Republic: As violence flares, U.N. warns of worsening humanitarian conditions “Fresh fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) has aggravated the…

News Outlets Examine Cervical Cancer Screening In Developing Countries

News outlets report on cervical cancer screening in developing countries. Inter Press Service: Mozambique Tackles its Twin Burden of Cervical Cancer and HIV “…Cervical cancer is the most frequent cancer among Mozambican women aged 15-44, says [Amir Modan of the United Nations Population Fund in Maputo]. Health authorities are tackling…

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