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U.S. Innovation Improving Global Response Against Ebola

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: How Innovation Is Transforming the Fight Against Ebola USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah writes about how “evidence, innovation, and data” are allowing the U.S. to help lead the global response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa (1/17).

Progress Being Made Against Ebola But Vigilance Must Remain High, U.N. Says

Associated Press: U.N. says despite progress fight against Ebola is far from won “Close to 1,000 new cases of Ebola were recorded in the last three weeks despite progress in combating the deadly disease and ‘the fight is far from won,’ the U.N. mission chief in West Africa said Tuesday…”…

President Obama Commends U.S. Progress On Ebola During State Of The Union Address

The Hill: Obama touts progress against Ebola “President Obama said [in his State of the Union address] the United States has made progress fighting Ebola in West Africa and thanked Congress for delivering emergency funds for the effort. … At the same time, Obama called on Congress to support his…

Number Of New Ebola Cases Down Sharply, But WHO Running Out Of Funds To Maintain Efforts

Associated Press: Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons “…Ten months after it dawned on health officials that they were facing an unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, experts and officials agree the tide is turning, although previous lulls have proved short-lived…” (Larson/Cheng, 1/24). The Hill: WHO running out…

World Bank President Proposes Global Funding Mechanism For Future Pandemics

BBC News: Ebola crisis: World ‘dangerously unprepared’ for future pandemics “The world is ‘dangerously unprepared’ for future deadly pandemics like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the president of the World Bank has warned. Jim Yong Kim, speaking in Washington, said it was vital that governments, corporations, aid agencies, and…

A.U. Leaders To Discuss Ebola, Preparations For Future Disease Outbreaks

Agence France-Presse: African Union vows Ebola fund as Oxfam calls for ‘Marshall Plan’ “The African Union plans to launch an Ebola fund and disease control center, officials said Wednesday, as aid agency Oxfam warned leaders needed to keep their promises to boost health care systems on the continent…” (1/28). Devex:…

Despite Improvements In Somalia’s Hunger Levels, 730K Face Acute Food Insecurity, U.N. Says

Agence France-Presse: Over 38,000 Somali children facing starvation: U.N. “Over 38,000 Somali children are at ‘high risk’ from dying from starvation despite hunger levels improving by almost a third across the war-torn nation, U.N. experts said Thursday…” (1/29). U.N. News Centre: U.N. forecasts ‘worrisome’ 2015 outlook on humanitarian front for…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 259 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features several news articles, including two pieces discussing services targeting the Roma population in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a commentary on…

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