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Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Ongoing Ebola Epidemic

The following editorials and opinion pieces address various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. Wall Street Journal: The Ebola Stand Editorial Board “…Ebola is stoppable and there’s little reason to think that the world’s leading disease experts at the CDC aren’t ready to combat its spread — except these days government…

Blog Posts Highlight Grand Challenges In Global Health

Two posts in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog discuss Grand Challenges. Impatient Optimists: How Do We Measure the Value of Grand Challenges? Steven Buchsbaum, deputy director of discovery and translational sciences in the Global Health Program of the Gates Foundation, discusses how different Grand Challenges projects…

Congress Members Speak Out On U.S. Ebola Response; Sen. Moran Calls For ‘Ebola Czar’

News outlets report on U.S. Congress members’ comments on the Ebola epidemic, including calls for an “Ebola czar.” BuzzFeed: Who’s Actually Leading The U.S. Response To The Ebola Epidemic “America’s Ebola effort lacks a leader, a key senator told BuzzFeed News. With Ebola cases doubling every 24 days in Liberia…

Room For E.U. To Improve Its Global Health Involvement, Experts Say

EurActiv: E.U. punching below its weight on global health issues “The Ebola crisis and immunization campaigns in Africa have demonstrated the E.U.’s added value in addressing global health issues. But there is still potential to improve if E.U. countries were less ‘suspicious’ of each other, health experts say…” (Jacobsen, 10/3).

Auditors Criticize E.U. Post-Earthquake Aid To Haiti, Prompting Review Of Operations

Devex: Auditors verdict on E.U. aid to post-earthquake Haiti: Not effective enough “The European Court of Auditors gave a critical assessment of relief efforts undertaken by the European Commission following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Based on the lessons learned during the intervening period, Devex has learned that the…

Devex Interviews Gavi Chief On Innovative Financing For 2016-2020

Devex: Gavi to seek more innovative financing for 2016-2020 “As the Gavi Alliance gets ready for its next replenishment conference on Jan. 27, 2015, in Berlin, the organization is already in talks with donors and partners to figure out how to get the $7.5 billion the alliance needs for 2016-2020.…

Australia Offers $16M For Ebola; MSF Asks Australia For Medics

News outlets report on Australia’s increased commitment of $16 million to assist with Ebola response efforts and Médecins Sans Frontières’s (MSF) criticism of Australia’s decision to donate funds but not personnel to the fight. Agence France-Presse: MSF rejects Australian cash, asking for medics instead “Global aid agency Doctors Without Borders…

Commitments To CGI Total $103B For Health, Other Development Issues

Huffington Post: Clinton Global Initiative Brings In $103 Billion For Education, HIV Treatment, Other Pressing Issues “After wrapping up its 10th annual meeting on Wednesday, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) saw its commitments to helping the underserved across the globe climb to $103 billion. World leaders, tireless activists and nonprofit…

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