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Experts At WHA Discuss DRC Ebola Outbreak As Cases Surpass 1.8K

CIDRAP News: Third burial team attacked in DRC, Ebola infects another health worker “The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) ministry of health [Monday] reported an attack on a burial team working in Butembo, noting that police were slightly injured in the encounter. … Officials [were expected to] confirm 21…

Wellcome Director Highlights 5 Areas To Consider At WHA 2019

Wellcome: 5 matters of urgency for the World Health Assembly 2019 Jeremy Farrar, director of Wellcome, discusses five global health topic areas to consider at the World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting, including antimicrobial drug resistance, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Ebola epidemic, universal health coverage, and the global burden…

KFF Updates Brief On DRC Ebola Outbreak, U.S. Role In Response

Kaiser Family Foundation: Ebola Spreads amid Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and U.S. Role Remains Limited In this brief, KFF summarizes available information about why the outbreak continues, describes the ongoing U.S. role in the response, and discusses what might come next (Michaud/Kates, 5/20).

International Rescue Committee President/CEO Discusses Visit To DRC, Calls For More Coordination On Ebola Outbreak

International Rescue Committee: International Rescue Committee: David Miliband: Eyewitness to the fight against Ebola “International Rescue Committee president and CEO David Miliband recently visited the IRC’s Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo has spent decades in the grip of violent conflict, and attacks on health centers are…

New Approaches Needed To Respond To DRC Ebola Outbreak

Washington Post: Ebola is like a fire. It keeps burning. Editorial Board “…So far, Ebola has not leapt over international boundaries, and teams of extremely brave health care and medical workers are trying to execute the tactic that has worked before: contain the virus inside a ring, interrupting transmission. This…