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Ebola Epidemic Illustrates Why Water, Sanitation Key To Global Health, Development

The Hill: Ebola’s missing solution James Kowalski, dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City “…Without the resources to maintain basic personal hygiene, the foundational building block to health security is missing. The global water and sanitation crisis, ever-present in tens of thousands of villages…

VanRoekel Speaks About Technology Infrastructure Building In Ebola-Hit West African Nations

FedScoop: VanRoekel talks firsthand of Ebola-plagued West Africa “Steven VanRoekel, about two months into his detail as chief innovation officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development and its battle against Ebola, recently spent seven days in Ebola-stricken Liberia. … ‘A region that was really the shining star of the…

Ebola Data Not Reliable Enough To Accurately Measure Progress In Containing Disease, WHO Says; 11th Sierra Leonean Doctor Diagnosed With Disease

Associated Press: 11th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola “Another Sierra Leonean doctor has become infected with Ebola, as the U.N. health agency said Wednesday that poor data from the outbreak is complicating efforts to measure progress in containing the disease. … The World Health Organization said Monday that [Guinea…

A.U. To Send More Than 200 Additional Medical Workers To Ebola-Hit West Africa

VOA News: A.U. to Deploy Second Wave of Health Professionals in Ebola Fight “The deputy chairman of the African Union Commission says more than 200 medical professionals will be deployed Thursday to the three West African countries battling the Ebola outbreak…” (Clottey, 12/3).