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U.N. Security Council Expected To Adopt Resolution To Strengthen Global Ebola Response

News outlets report on the U.N. Security Council’s expected adoption of a resolution that would urge countries to expand their responses to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: U.N. Security Council to take action on Ebola “Describing the Ebola outbreak as a threat to world peace, the U.N.…

World Bank, Australia, Others Commit Resources To Curb Ebola Outbreak

Media sources highlight steps different nations and organizations are taking to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: World Bank okays $105 mn for Ebola fight in Africa “The World Bank approved a $105 million grant Tuesday to bolster the fight to contain the deadly Ebola virus…

Ebola Outbreak Overwhelms Liberia’s Health Facilities, Workers

News outlets report on Liberia’s efforts to treat Ebola patients, as health facilities and workers are overwhelmed by the number of infected people. Deutsche Welle: Liberia’s forgotten diseases “…Liberians are not only afraid of contracting Ebola, they are also scared of being wrongly diagnosed when they may in fact be…

Human Rights ‘Crucial Element’ In Controlling Ebola, HRW Says

VOA News: HRW: Ebola Outbreak Tests Human Rights “West African governments are being urged to ensure human rights are respected as they battle the ongoing Ebola outbreak. Human Rights Watch says the response to the crisis has been slowed by ignorance, fear, denial, and mistrust. Human Rights Watch says protecting…

Late Start On Ebola Therapies Means Outbreak Outpacing Drug, Vaccine Development

ScienceInsider: Ebola vaccine: Little and late “…Administration officials have begun working with industry to speed manufacturing of experimental drugs and vaccines [for Ebola]. ‘We’re trying to do everything we can to scale up product,’ says Nicole Lurie, assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the U.S. Department of Health and…

Ebola Outbreak Exposing Rifts In Global Health Funding, Leadership

South African Civil Society Information Service: Ebola and Global Health: Exposing Fault Lines and Searching for Vision Ayesha Jacub, a medical doctor and student of global health policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, discusses how the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has exposed gaps in funding…

White House Unveils More Robust U.S. Ebola Response

News outlets report on the U.S. government’s plans for a more robust Ebola response in West Africa. CNN: U.S. ramping up Ebola effort as Obama heads to CDC “President Barack Obama embarks on a two-day U.S. road trip Tuesday to assess and amplify his government’s response to two unconnected overseas…

Senate To Hold Hearing On Ebola

The Hill: Week ahead: Congress puts Ebola under the microscope “Lawmakers on Tuesday will hold their first hearing on Ebola, as Congress seeks assurances that health officials are doing all they can to stop the deadly outbreak of the disease. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the…

U.N. Security Council To Hold Emergency Ebola Meeting

U.N. News Centre: U.N. Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ebola crisis “The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the Ebola outbreak that has gripped West Africa, the president of the 15-member body announced [Monday]…” (9/15).

International Community Responds To Ebola Only After Cases Increased Significantly

News outlets report on the international community’s increasing efforts to curb the Ebola outbreak as the number of detected cases accelerates. Agence France-Presse: Countries scramble to make up ‘precious time’ lost in Ebola fight “The European Union urged the international community Monday to boost aid to make up for ‘precious…