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CRS Report Examines Ebola Outbreaks In DRC, U.S. Role In Response Efforts

Congressional Research Service: Ebola Outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Emergencies or Enduring Threat? In this CRS report, Tiaji Salaam-Blyther, specialist in global health, and Alexis Arieff, specialist in African affairs, both at CRS, cover various issues related to the Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),…

Ebola Spreading In DRC, Disease Could Reach Neighboring Congo, WHO Warns

U.N. News: WHO warns against potential Ebola spread in DR Congo and beyond “Ebola is spreading in a western province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raising fears that the disease could reach neighboring Republic of Congo and even the capital, Kinshasa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said…

Blog Posts, Policy Article Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Global Leadership On Pandemic, Impact On Girls’ Education, Framework For Global Vaccine Allocation

Médecins Sans Frontières: Meeting regular health needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Pakistan (9/8). ONE Campaign: How COVID-19 is threatening girls’ education Arielle Witter, social and editorial coordinator at the ONE Campaign (9/10). ONE Campaign: ‘There’s a deficit in leadership’ in response to COVID-19 (9/10). Science: An ethical framework for…

USAID Announces Additional $15M In Humanitarian Assistance To Address Ebola In DRC

USAID: USAID Announces Additional $15 Million In New Humanitarian Assistance To Fight Ebola In The Democratic Republic Of Congo “…[T]he United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced more than $15 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help end the outbreak of Ebola in Équateur Province in…

More Than Half Of Mumbai Slum Occupants Have Had COVID-19, Study Shows; Europe Works To Avoid Rise In Cases; World Bank Latin America Chief Discusses Recovery; Hajj Begins Under Restrictions; Isolation Possibly More Harmful Than Coronavirus To Canadian Nursing Home Residents

AFRICA Wall Street Journal: Coronavirus and Ebola Together Test a Beleaguered Congo (Bariyo, 7/29). Washington Post: With drastically smaller hajj, Somalia’s livestock industry goes from ‘boom to doom’ (Faruk/Bearak, 7/28). Xinhua: Ethiopia’s COVID-19 cases pass 15,000 mark (7/29). ASIA Financial Times: Over half of Mumbai slum dwellers have had Covid-19,…

Blogs, Releases Address U.S. DFC’s Measurement Tool, Implications Of E.U. Recovery Deal For International Development, Other Global Health Topics

Center for Global Development: Strengthen Your IQ! Rethinking Development Impact with DFC’s New Ex-Ante Measurement Tool Jocilyn Estes, program coordinator, and Clemence Landers, policy fellow, both with CGD (7/23). IFRC: South Asia floods: 9.6 million people swamped as humanitarian crisis deepens (7/22). IHME: Mapping male circumcision for HIV prevention efforts…

WHO Warns Of ‘Serious Funding Gap’ For New Ebola Outbreak In DRC

AP: WHO warns new Ebola outbreak in Congo faces funding gap “The World Health Organization said Tuesday it is facing a ‘serious funding gap’ to battle the new outbreak of Ebola in remote corners of northern Congo amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. The $1.75 million raised so far will only…

COVID-19 Challenges Access To Health Care In Asia, Latin America; Lebanon’s Hospitals Feel Strain Of Pandemic; Trump Endorses Masks, Says U.S. Coronavirus Outbreaks Will Get Worse

AFRICA Nature: Ebola prepared these countries for coronavirus — but now even they are floundering (Maxmen, 7/21). New Humanitarian: Coronavirus vaccine trials in South Africa no ‘magic bullet’ as cases soar (Oliver, 7/21). ASIA AP: Over 22% of people in Delhi have had virus, study indicates (Schmall/Ghosal, 7/21). Bloomberg: Singapore…

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