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U.S. Congress Members Highlight Different Aspects Of Ebola Outbreak

News outlets highlight statements and other actions of U.S. Congress members related to the Ebola outbreak. The Hill: Alexander: Ebola is most ‘explosive’ epidemic “Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) warned that the United States is at risk of becoming exposed to the deadly Ebola outbreak. ‘Unless it is controlled, this will be…

World Bank Announces Additional Ebola Funding, Bringing Total Commitment To $400M

Media sources report on additional funding from the World Bank to address the Ebola outbreak and its social and economic impacts. Reuters: World Bank announces $170 mln in new funding to fight Ebola “The World Bank on Thursday announced it would give another $170 million to help West African countries…

West African Health Ministers To Meet In Ghana To Evaluate Ebola Strategy

VOA News: West Africa Health Ministers to Meet Over Ebola Strategy “Regional health ministers from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will evaluate the implementation of strategic plans aimed at combating Ebola at a meeting in Ghana’s capital, Accra, this weekend, according to Haruna Warkani, acting ECOWAS communications…

Canada Pledges $27M To Ebola Fight

Agence France-Presse: Canada pledges $27 million to fight Ebola “Canada announced Thursday it will contribute Can$30 million (U.S.$27 million) to the United Nations and non-government agencies fighting the spread of Ebola in West Africa…” (9/25).

Poor Coordination Slowing Ebola Vaccine, Treatment Efforts

News outlets report on the lack of global coordination around the development of treatments and vaccines for Ebola. Bloomberg Businessweek: How the U.S. Screwed Up in the Fight Against Ebola “…It’s too early to say whether ZMapp was vital to the Americans’ survival. There were a limited number of doses…

Patients Facing Health Challenges Other Than Ebola May Be Unable To Get Needed Care

News outlets report deaths from causes other than Ebola likely will increase as struggling health systems in West Africa are unable to treat patients. Reuters: ‘Collateral’ death toll expected to soar in Africa’s Ebola crisis “Deaths from infectious diseases like malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia are likely to soar in West…

Meetings Focus On Strengthening Global Health Security Agenda

News outlets report on an upcoming meeting aimed at fortifying the Global Health Security Agenda. CQ HealthBeat: NGOs Pushed to Join Drive for Global Health Security Network “On the eve of a major push by the Obama administration to establish a worldwide system to get ahead of threats like Ebola,…