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Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic, Responses

Wall Street Journal: Poll: Ebola Was a Bigger Story Than the Midterms Drew Altman, president and chief executive officer of the Kaiser Family Foundation “…When the Kaiser Family Foundation surveyed the [American] public for our Kaiser Health News Index, we found that the public followed Ebola in the U.S. more…

CDC Director Recognizes Work Of Ebola HCWs, Public Health Specialists

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Tom Frieden: What I’m Thankful For CDC Director Tom Frieden recognizes frontline health workers and public health specialists in West Africa, expressing his appreciation and thanks for their work containing the Ebola epidemic (11/24).

U.N.’s Ban Says Progress Made Against Ebola But Coordinated Efforts Must Continue

News outlets report on the outcomes of a U.N. meeting involving Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and heads of U.N. agencies. The Hill: U.N. hopes to contain Ebola by mid-2015 “The leader of the United Nations is hopeful the Ebola outbreak could be contained by ‘the middle of next year,’ as the…

U.S. Aims To Bolster Disease Detection, Response In High-Risk Nations

Associated Press: U.S. looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak “…Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster. ‘It’s really urgent that we address the weak links and blind spots around the world,’ Dr. Tom…

Mali Confirms New Ebola Case

Reuters: Mali records new Ebola case, linked to dead nurse “Mali has recorded a new case of Ebola in the capital Bamako after the friend of a nurse who died of the hemorrhagic fever earlier this month tested positive for the disease, health and medical officials said on Saturday. ……

Ebola Epidemic Negatively Affecting Access To HIV Treatment In Liberia

IRIN: Ebola hampers HIV/AIDS care in Liberia “…There are an estimated 30,000 people living with HIV in Liberia, according to UNAIDS. Before the Ebola outbreak, more than 70 percent of them had access to treatment via 144 HIV/AIDS care centers scattered across the country. But now, due to a shortage…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Obama’s Emergency Ebola Funding Request

Houston Chronicle: Too Ebola-focused Editorial Board “…According to Dr. Peter Hotez, founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, [Chagas and] other tropical diseases afflict some 12 million people in the United States. Hotez told the Chronicle last week that the Obama…

CSIS Discussion Focused On Economic Impacts Of Ebola Epidemic In West Africa

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Economic Impacts of Ebola CSIS presents an event summary for a November 19 CSIS Global Health Policy Center-hosted discussion “focused on the economic impacts of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Panelists included David Evans, senior economist at the World Bank…