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NPR Interviews USAID’s Shah On U.S. Ebola Efforts In West Africa

NPR: USAID Head Speaks Of Heroic Efforts — And Heroes — In West Africa “More than 300 beds in a matter of weeks. That’s the plan for construction of the ‘world’s largest Ebola treatment unit’ in Liberia, says Rajiv Shah, head of USAID, the U.S. Agency for International Development. It’s…

News Outlets Report On U.S., Local Ebola Efforts In Liberia

News outlets report on Ebola efforts in Liberia, including the role of U.S. personnel in building and staffing health care facilities, as well as a local politician providing ambulances. The Hill: U.S. personnel will staff Liberian Ebola hospital “The commander in charge of the U.S. response to Ebola in Africa…

Health Officials Record Ebola Cases In Sierra Leone’s Last Healthy District

News outlets report health officials have detected Ebola cases in the last untouched district in Sierra Leone. Associated Press: Ebola comes to last safe district in Sierra Leone “The deadly Ebola virus has infected two people in what was the last untouched district in Sierra Leone, the government said Thursday,…

Ebola Needs To Be Stopped At Source, World Bank President Says

News outlets report on World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s recent comments on the Ebola epidemic. NPR: World Bank Head On Ebola: Put The Fire Out Where It’s Raging “To stop the raging Ebola epidemic in West Africa, ‘we need to pay attention to where the fire is burning.’ That…

Ivory Coast, Mali Preparing For Ebola

Reuters: WHO to test Ebola preparedness in Ivory Coast and Mali “The World Health Organization will send experts to test the Ebola-preparedness measures in Ivory Coast and Mali, the two countries at greatest risk of being the next to be affected by the epidemic, WHO’s health security response chief Isabelle…

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