Blogs Address Ebola Control Efforts

Blogs discuss responses to the Ebola outbreak.

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: The High Stakes in Fighting Ebola: Leave One Burning Ember and the Epidemic Could Re-Ignite
CDC Director Tom Frieden discusses the efforts of the CDC and WHO to end the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and prevent future outbreaks from occurring (8/11).

The Lancet’s “Global Health Blog”: Regaining trust: an essential prerequisite for controlling the Ebola outbreak
Francis Omaswa, executive director of the African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST), discusses the gaps and challenges of controlling Ebola in West Africa and suggests interventions to address them (8/11).

Project Syndicate: Responding to Ebola
Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals, describes “four crucial facts to understand about Ebola and the other epidemics” and discusses ways to respond to them (8/11).

United Nations Foundation’s “Global Connections”: WHO Works to Halt Ebola Outbreak
Chelsea Hedquist, communications manager for Global Health at the United Nations Foundation, interviews Tarik Jasarevic, a spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO), on the Ebola outbreak and his on-the-ground experiences in West Africa (8/6).