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Number Of New Ebola Cases In DRC Outbreak Remains Low, Consistent, But Violence Challenges Response; SADC Health Ministers Form Joint Ebola Task Force

Al Jazeera: More Ebola patients being treated in DR Congo “Violence and mistrust are contributing to the spread of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But health workers say despite the challenges, fewer people are getting sick and many are now being treated…” (11/11). Health Policy Watch: Violence Against…

USAID Provides Nearly $56M In Additional Humanitarian Assistance To Address DRC Ebola Outbreak

USAID: USAID Announces Nearly $56 Million In Additional Humanitarian Assistance To Contain Ebola In The Democratic Republic Of Congo “The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing nearly $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help end the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the Eastern…

Drug Makers File With European Medicines Agency For Regulatory Approval Of Investigational Ebola Vaccine; WHO Notes Fluctuating Pattern Of Disease Transmission In DRC Outbreak

CIDRAP News: European regulators consider 2nd Ebola vaccine “Bavarian Nordic [Thursday] announced that it and its partner Janssen Pharmaceuticals, part of Johnson & Johnson, have submitted an application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for approval of their investigational two-dose Ebola vaccine regimen. The news comes as one new Ebola…

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Global Dispatches Podcast Interviews LSHTM Director Peter Piot

U.N. Dispatch’s “Global Dispatches Podcast”: Peter Piot: How Prepared are We for the Next Big Global Epidemic? Mark Leon Goldberg, editor of U.N. Dispatch and host of the Global Dispatches Podcast, speaks with Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, “about epidemics and what can…