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Podcast Episode, Blog Post Examine Challenges Of DRC Ebola Outbreak

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Take as Directed”: Unpacking the DRC Ebola Crisis with Jason Stearns In this podcast episode, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president of CSIS and director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, speaks with Jason Stearns, director of the Congo Research Group at the…

Editorials Discuss DRC Ebola Outbreak Response

The Guardian: The Guardian view on Ebola in the DRC: help needed — and dialogue too Editorial Board “Are we able to learn the right lessons when disaster strikes? … [The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo] is not only a public health but a humanitarian crisis,…

DRC Ebola Screeners Boost Surveillance Following WHO’s Emergency Declaration For Outbreak

Al Jazeera: DRC health workers optimistic after WHO’s Ebola announcement “…Health workers in the DRC have expressed optimism over the World Health Organization’s decision to declare Ebola a public health emergency of international concern, hoping the move will help with getting more resources needed to fight the disease…” (Soi, 7/19).…

USAID Administrator Provides Statement On WHO Designation Of Ebola As PHEIC

USAID: USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Statement on the Designation of Ebola as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern “[On Wednesday], the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) under the…

Local Leaders, Frontline Workers Must Lead DRC Ebola Response

The Guardian: More of the same won’t solve Congo’s Ebola crisis — let locals lead Susannah Mayhew, professor of health policy and systems at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and colleagues “…On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO)¬†declared the [Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of the…

WHO Declares DRC Ebola Outbreak An International Emergency; Committee Cites Disease’s Spread, Violence Against Health Workers, Delays In Funding As Reasons

Associated Press: Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency “The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people…” (Cheng/Keaten, 7/17). Devex: Breaking: WHO declares global public health…

U.S., International Community Must Step Up Response To Ebola In DRC

TIME: The U.S. Helped Defeat Ebola in 2014. Now, We’re Watching a Crisis Become a Catastrophe Gayle E. Smith, president and CEO of the ONE Campaign and former administrator of USAID “…[T]his White House needs to decide whether it’s ready to … lead [on Ebola]. The World Health Organization (WHO)…

WHO Convenes Emergency Committee To Reconsider DRC Ebola Outbreak International Emergency; DRC Health Minister Refuses Testing Of Additional Vaccine; Children Impacted Heavily, U.N. Says

CIDRAP News: WHO will take up Ebola emergency declaration question for a fourth time “[Today] Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, the director general for the World Health Organization (WHO), will reconvene the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations to consider yet again if the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic…

U.N. Leaders Call For Additional International Support For DRC Ebola Response After Case Detected In Border City; U.K. Urges Other Governments To Step Up As U.S., E.U. Promise Increased Contributions

Associated Press: The Latest: U.S., E.U. promise support to tackle Ebola “The top U.S. diplomat in Geneva says the United States will ‘provide more in the coming months’ to help respond to the Ebola outbreak, while the European Union ambassador says the bloc will examine possibilities to scale up its…

Opinion Piece Presents 5 Steps To More Effectively Address DRC Ebola Outbreak

The Guardian: The response to DRC’s Ebola crisis isn’t working. Here’s what we need to do David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee “It is almost a year since an Ebola outbreak was formally declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s northeastern provinces of Ituri and…