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Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Ongoing Ebola Epidemic

The following editorials and opinion pieces address various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. Wall Street Journal: The Ebola Stand Editorial Board “…Ebola is stoppable and there’s little reason to think that the world’s leading disease experts at the CDC aren’t ready to combat its spread — except these days government…

Majority Of World’s Donors Failed To Meet Aid Pledges In 2013, Report Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: World’s richest nations fail to meet aid pledges: report “The majority of the world’s rich donor nations failed to meet their development aid pledges in 2013 and only one third of the money went to the poorest countries, a report said on Monday. Aid by members of…

Blog Posts Highlight Grand Challenges In Global Health

Two posts in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog discuss Grand Challenges. Impatient Optimists: How Do We Measure the Value of Grand Challenges? Steven Buchsbaum, deputy director of discovery and translational sciences in the Global Health Program of the Gates Foundation, discusses how different Grand Challenges projects…

U.N. Budget Committee Approves Funding For UNMEER Mission

U.N. News Centre: U.N. budget committee approves funding for U.N. Ebola response mission “The United Nations committee that deals with administrative and budgetary issues today adopted a resolution allocating funding for the newly established U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) and the Office of the Special Envoy on Ebola.…

Democrats Request Hearing On U.S. Ebola Response Funding

The Hill: Dems ask for hearing on Ebola response funding “Democrats on a House Appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are calling for a hearing on funding to combat the Ebola outbreak…” (Shabad, 10/7).

Ebola Threatens West African Economic Growth, IMF, World Bank Warn

News outlets report on the World Bank and IMF’s concerns of economic loss that West African economies may face due to the Ebola epidemic. Agence France-Presse: IMF warns Ebola, budget strains endanger African growth “Sub-Saharan Africa’s rapid economic growth is set to continue this year and next, but Ebola and…

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