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Security Most Important Factor In DRC Ebola Outbreak, Health Minister Says, Calls For Regulatory Approval Of Merck Vaccine; WHO Appoints Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator

Al Jazeera: Fears of Ebola pandemic if violent attacks continue in DR Congo “Health officials have warned that the second-deadliest outbreak of Ebola may spiral out of control unless attacks by armed groups on medical facilities and workers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) stop…” (Bibbo, 5/22). Reuters:…

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Associated Press/Dallas News: George W. Bush honors Bill and Melinda Gates in Dallas with leadership award (4/11). The Lancet: Disease X and other unknowns (Honigsbaum, 4/13). NPR: Chickenpox, The Latest Burden On The Rohingya Refugees (Beaubien, 4/11). NPR: South Korean Court Strikes Down Decades-Old Abortion Ban (Gong, 4/12). Quartz: An…

Empowering Local Stakeholders Key To Health Promotion In Africa

Washington Post: Ebola is back. Is Africa ready? Emmanuel Balogun, assistant professor of international relations at Webster University, and Amy S. Patterson, professor of politics at University of the South “…Our research shows that … Africans with a direct stake in promoting health (‘stakeholders’) have significant power to shape health…

Media Outlets Report On Results Of Various Ebola Treatment, Vaccine Studies Presented At ASTMH Meeting

Becker’s Hospital Review: 3 experimental Ebola vaccines prove promising, researchers find (Cook, 10/31). CIDRAP News: U.N. calls down international law in DRC Ebola outbreak (Soucheray, 10/31). Homeland Preparedness News: Durable immune response found under three experimental Ebola vaccines (Galford, 10/31). New York Times: In Congo’s Ebola Outbreak, Experimental Treatments Are…