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Africa Showing ‘Solidarity Deficit’ Toward Nations Worst-Hit By Ebola, Reuters Reports

Reuters: Ebola shows up solidarity deficit in Africa growth story “Africa’s economic growth is bounding ahead, despite the Ebola epidemic gnawing at its western shoulder, but some see the continent showing a deficit in solidarity towards the three poor and war-weakened states worst hit by the deadly disease…” (Giahyue/Fletcher, 10/26).

Roll Back Malaria Head Expresses Concern Ebola Will Impact Malaria Gains

BBC News: Fears that Ebola crisis will set back malaria fight “A leading malaria control expert has said efforts to contain the disease may be jeopardized by the Ebola crisis. Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, who heads the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, said after visiting West Africa: ‘Understandably, all the health…

Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry Issues Warning About MERS

Reuters: Rise in MERS cases prompts Saudi warning to residents “Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry on Monday urged residents of the world’s top oil exporter to renew precautions against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) after a rise in new cases of the disease since early September…” (McDowall, 10/27).

Council On Foreign Relations Releases Updated Interactive Outbreaks Map

Council on Foreign Relations: Map: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks “This interactive map visually plots global outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that are easily preventable by inexpensive and effective vaccines. … The Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations has been tracking reports by news…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following editorial and opinion pieces address various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. The Lancet: National armies for global health? “October 2014 has seen unprecedented deployment of both U.S. and British military personnel to support the efforts in West Africa against the Ebola crisis. … As the DoD has recognized,…

Ebola Outbreak Underscores Need For Health Systems Strengthening

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Health Systems Support Needed for Enhanced Global Disease Prevention Nellie Bristol, a senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, writes, “Health systems strengthening has been paid a lot of lip service over the years, but little progress has been…

Blog Profiles USAID Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team Members

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Paloma and Alisha: The Information Gurus Behind the U.S. Ebola Response Morgana Wingard, a photojournalist documenting the Ebola crisis in Liberia, profiles Alisha McMichael and Paloma Clohossey, members of the USAID Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team. “They are the DART’s Information Officers — also known as ‘IOs.’: the…

ONE Reassesses Portfolio To Include Ebola

ONE blog: ONE’s Ebola Work Erin Hohlfelder, ONE’s policy director for global health, examines ONE’s actions on Ebola, writing, “ONE’s health portfolio has traditionally focused on issues that have had centuries-long impact on African communities: AIDS, TB, malaria, vaccine-preventable diseases, and other drivers of maternal and child deaths. The emergence…

Blog Posts Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Crisis

The following blog posts discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy”: What Can Donors Learn from HIV in Responding to Ebola? In a joint blog post, Karen Grépin, assistant professor of global health policy at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public…

Mali Confirms First Case Of Ebola

News outlets report that Mali has confirmed its first case of Ebola, making it the sixth West African country to be hit by the outbreak. The Atlantic: Ebola Reaches Mali “Less than a week after two West African countries successfully rid themselves of Ebola, another has announced its first case of…