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WHO Convenes Meeting To Discuss Ebola Treatments

News outlets report on the WHO’s two-day meeting in Geneva to review possible drug treatments for Ebola.

Agence France-Presse: World experts race to deploy experimental Ebola drugs
“World health experts will meet in Geneva on Friday for the second day of urgent talks on fast-tracking experimental Ebola drugs as doctors in the worst-hit countries pleaded to be given the serums…” (Larson, 9/4).

Reuters: WHO urges drug companies, regulators to speed Ebola work
“The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Thursday for pharmaceutical companies and regulatory agencies to work together to accelerate development of safe and efficient drugs and vaccines against Ebola…” (Nebehay, 9/4).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency convenes meeting to weigh Ebola therapies, vaccines
“The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) began a two-day meeting in Geneva to discuss potential Ebola therapies and vaccines in response to ‘intense public interest in, and demand for, anything that offers hope of definitive treatment’…” (9/4).

VOA News: Ebola Experts Discuss Possible Cures, Vaccines
“Nearly 200 experts on Ebola are meeting in Switzerland to discuss possible cures and vaccines for the deadly disease, as the number of cases in West Africa continues to rise. The World Health Organization says the two-day conference in Geneva is to review recent developments in possible treatments for Ebola and identify the most important actions that need to be taken…” (9/4).