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Nigeria Sets Tone For Successful Public Health Response To Ebola

The Atlantic: How Nigeria Beat Ebola “At least one African country has been able to fight back against Ebola: Nigeria, West Africa’s largest and most developed nation, has set the tone for a successful public health response to the frightening and often-misunderstood disease. Faisal Shuaib is a Nigerian physician and…

Bill Gates Discusses Ebola Crisis, Global Health Issues In Interview

OZY: Bill Gates’ ‘Big Idea’ on Ebola “OZY sat down with billionaire tech wizard and philanthropist Bill Gates this week for an exclusive interview. Co-founder and CEO Carlos Watson asked Gates to tell us about whether, after investing so much time and money in global health issues, there is still…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following editorials and opinion pieces discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. Bloomberg View: Africa’s Ebola and Asia’s Obligation Editorial Board “…With more than 8,000 documented [Ebola] cases and 4,000 reported deaths in West Africa, the epidemic is outstripping international efforts to contain it — and Asian countries in…

Press Releases, Blog Post Discuss U.S. Reponse, World Bank Report On Ebola

The following press releases and blog post discuss U.S. efforts to contain Ebola and a new World Bank report on the disease’s potential economic impacts. USAID: USAID Administrator Shah Travels to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Senegal “U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will travel to Liberia,…

At Global Finance Meeting, World Leaders Press For Additional, Quicker Ebola Responses

Speaking at an Ebola summit held during the annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, world leaders urged the global community to ramp up Ebola efforts in the three most-affected nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Associated Press: U.N. chief: 20 times more Ebola aid needed…

U.S. Health System Prepared For More Ebola Cases, HHS Secretary Says

News outlets report on HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s statement on Thursday that the U.S. health system is prepared to respond to additional Ebola cases should they arise. The Hill: HHS: There may be more Ebola cases “More cases of the Ebola virus could be found in the United States,…

U.K. To Start Enhanced Screening For Air, Rail Passengers From Ebola-Affected Nations

News outlets report on the U.K.’s decision to conduct enhanced screenings of airline and railway passengers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries at Heathrow, Gatwick, and Eurostar terminals. BBC News: U.K. Ebola screening for arrivals from affected areas (10/9). BBC News: U.K. government defends Ebola screening decision (10/10). Financial Times: Heathrow and…

Ebola’s Spread Outpacing Containment Efforts

Washington Post: The ominous math of the Ebola epidemic “When the experts describe the Ebola disaster, they do so with numbers. The statistics include not just the obvious ones, such as caseloads, deaths and the rate of infection, but also the ones that describe the speed of the global response.…

Ebola Affecting Everyday Life In West African Nations

News outlets report on the various ways Ebola is affecting life in West Africa and how some are responding to the crisis. Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Liberia cancels nationwide elections “Ebola-hit Liberia has suspended nationwide elections in the latest measure to combat an epidemic which has shut down society in three…

China Steps Up Contributions In Ebola Response

Financial Times: China steps up support for fight against Ebola “China is stepping up its contributions to the fight against Ebola, seen as a test of its diplomacy in Africa given growing trade and investment as well as historic pledges of friendship. Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged $6m…

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