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Editorials Address Issues Surrounding African Ebola Outbreak

The following editorials address issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in Africa. Financial Times: The aid needed to stop Ebola’s spread Editorial Board “…If there is one international organization that is facing up to the task at hand, it is the Nobel Prize-winning agency Médecins Sans Frontières [(MSF)]. … MSF says…

Delayed Ebola Outbreak Response Has Short, Long-Term Impacts

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: The Global Response to the Ebola Fever Epidemic: What Took So Long? Mark Siedner of Harvard Medical School and John Kraemer of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University discuss the impact of the delayed global response to the Ebola epidemic.…

UNICEF Sends Largest-Ever Emergency Aid Shipment To Multiple Crises In August

U.N. News Centre: Amid multiple crises, U.N. children’s agency deploys largest aid operation ever in a single month “This August the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shipped 1,000 metric tons of life-saving supplies for children caught in the world’s most urgent crises — the largest emergency supply operation in the…

U.S. Doctors Run ‘Surgery Camp’ In Uganda, Perform Life-Saving Operations

Associated Press: Amid poverty, U.S. surgeons saving lives in Uganda “…[A neurological] operation was one of many complex, life-saving surgeries the [American] team [of doctors] performed for a week on Ugandan patients who otherwise had little hope of survival. The operations, which would cost up to $20,000 here, are free…

Non-Clinical Circumcisions Pose Risks For Boys, Young Men In Sub-Saharan Africa

The Guardian: The death and deformity caused by male circumcision in Africa can’t be ignored Ally Fogg, writer and journalist “…Every year across sub-Saharan Africa, hundreds of thousands of boys and young men submit to initiation ceremonies [that include non-clinical circumcision]. … The human devastation left in the wake of…

Donor Commitments To Vaccinate Will Help Protect World’s Most Vulnerable Children

MSNBC: Immunizing Africa, committing to a healthy future for all Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI Alliance, and Philippe Brault, award-winning photographer and filmmaker “…[W]hile four out of five children globally now receive at least a basic set of vaccines, there still are 1.5 million children who die each year…

WHO, U.S. Official Warn Ebola Outbreak Will Worsen, As Death Toll Reaches 1,550

News outlets report on the widening scope of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Associated Press: U.S. official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse “A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak…

U.S., U.N. Pledge Additional Funding To Help African Nations Address Ebola

News outlets report on additional funding from the U.S. and U.N. to help nations in Africa address Ebola ABC News Radio: USAID Pledges Additional $5 Million to Combat Spread of Ebola “The U.S. Agency for International Development on Wednesday pledged an additional $5 million to help fight the continuing outbreak…

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