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With Open Society Foundations Funding, PIH To Open Ebola Treatment Facility In Liberia

Forbes: Does Paul Farmer Have the Ebola Solution? George Soros Is Spending $4 Million to Find Out “…In the next few weeks, theĀ [Partners In Health Co-Founder Paul Farmer and the group] will open a top-notch treatment facility in one of Liberia’s most rural provinces, along with strategies designed to maximize…

U.N. Special Envoy Chambers Interviews U.N. Ebola Coordinator Nabarro

Huffington Post: In Conversation: David Nabarro, the Man on the Front Line of the Ebola Crisis Ray Chambers, U.N. special envoy for health financing and for malaria, interviews David Nabarro, senior U.N. system coordinator for Ebola virus disease, about the challenges of addressing Ebola and the outlook for funding the…

Shah Urges Public-Private Partnerships To Foster Economic Growth Of Ebola-Affected Countries

Reuters: USAID chief Shah urges more focus on poor countries as Ebola spreads “The Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa has exposed a need to help countries by applying public-private partnerships that will foster economic growth rather [than] leave them dependent on aid, the U.S. Agency for International Development chief said…

CDC Prepares To Announce ‘Worst-Case Scenario’ Ebola Projections

The Hill: Report: CDC considers 550K Ebola cases a worst-case scenario “The U.S. government is preparing to announce new Ebola projections that include a worst-case scenario of 550,000 cases by January, according to a report. The estimates are currently in development at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…

U.N. Reaffirms Commitment To Ebola Response, Sends Advance Team To Liberia

The U.N. News Centre reports on U.N. actions in response to the Ebola outbreak. U.N. News Centre: U.N. General Assembly underlines ‘strong commitment’ to bolster response to Ebola outbreak “As an Ebola outbreak of ‘unprecedented nature and scope’ continues its spread through Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, the United Nations…

World Bank’s Jim Kim Says Ebola ‘Surprised Everyone’

Agence France-Presse: World Bank chief says Ebola took the world by surprise “The devastating Ebola outbreak caught the world off guard, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Friday as he questioned the international community’s readiness to respond to other pandemics. ‘This has surprised everyone. None of us thought that…

Ebola Death Toll Exceeds 2,800; Outbreaks Contained In Senegal, Nigeria, DRC

News outlets report on the new Ebola death toll estimate and the containment of the outbreak in Senegal and Nigeria, as well as an unrelated Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo. Agence France-Presse: Ebola kills 2,811, outbreak ‘contained’ in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO “The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now…

West African Nations, NGOs Prepare For New Ebola Cases

News outlets examine efforts to contain Ebola by West African nations, the U.N., and other aid groups, as Liberia and Sierra Leone brace for new cases. Agence France-Presse: Liberia warns Ebola may force region back into conflict “Liberia has warned it may slip back to civil war along with neighboring…

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