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Obama To Receive Ebola Briefing At CDC, Announce More Robust U.S. Response, Sources Say

News outlets report on President Obama’s scheduled briefing on Tuesday at the CDC focusing on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the U.S. response. Fresno Bee: Obama to visit CDC for Ebola briefing “President Barack Obama will head to Atlanta on Tuesday to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and attend a…More

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Liberia’s President Appeals To U.S. For Help In Ebola Outbreak As Liberians Turned Away At…

News outlets report on the Liberian president’s pleas for the U.S. to assist the nation in containing the Ebola outbreak, as patients are turned away at health care facilities. The Hill: Liberian president appeals directly to Obama for Ebola help “Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed directly to President Obama for help in combating…More

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News Outlets Discuss U.S. Efforts In Helping Contain West African Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on U.S. efforts to assist West African countries in containing the Ebola outbreak. Associated Press: U.S. works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough? “The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S

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U.S. To Train Liberian Armed Forces To Assist Ebola Isolation Operations

Reuters: U.S. to train Liberian armed forces to help tackle Ebola crisis “The United States said on Friday it would train Liberia’s security forces to assist in isolation operations to tackle an Ebola epidemic ravaging the West African nation, after a boy was killed when soldiers opened fire on a protest last month…” (Snyder/Fofana, 9/12).

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Ban Welcomes Boost In Ebola Response, Urges Greater Support To Affected Countries

U.N. News Centre: Welcoming boost in Ebola response, Ban urges greater global support to fight epidemic “United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Friday] welcomed signs of solidarity in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and called on all countries and organizations to move swiftly to support the governments of the countries affected…”…More

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Additional Assistance Announced For West African Nations’ Ebola Efforts

News outlets report on several announcements of additional international assistance for the West African Ebola outbreak. Reuters: AfDB offers $150 million to help West Africa handle Ebola fallout: Le Monde “The African Development Bank (AfDB) told West African countries hardest hit by an Ebola epidemic they were willing to give $150 million to help balance…More

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Researchers Say Ebola Fight Will Be Long, Examine Old, Novel Therapies To Treat Patients

News outlets report on scientists’ predictions that it will take at least one year to contain the West African Ebola outbreak, as well as their work to develop treatments from new and old technologies. New York Times: U.S. Scientists See Long Fight Against Ebola “The deadly Ebola outbreak sweeping across three countries in West Africa…More

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Sierra Leone Loses 4th Doctor To Ebola After WHO Refuses Evacuation; Dutch Evacuate Two…

News outlets report on the care of physicians who become infected with Ebola, including a fourth Sierra Leonean doctor who passed away after being refused evacuation by the WHO. Agence France-Presse: Dutch Ebola doctors ‘to be evacuated on Sunday’ “Two Dutch doctors feared to have contracted the deadly Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone…More

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News Outlets Profile Individuals Working To Contain Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on individuals working in West Africa to help contain Ebola. New York Times: Back to the Slums of His Youth, to Defuse the Ebola Time Bomb “…[Dr. Mosoka] Fallah, an epidemiologist and immunologist who grew up in Monrovia’s poorest neighborhoods before studying at Harvard, has been crisscrossing the capital … Neighborhood by…More

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Gilead Raises Price Of New HCV Drug As It Issues Licenses To India-Based Generic Drugmakers

News outlets report on Gilead’s announcement that it will raise the price of its next generation of hepatitis C drug Sovaldi and its agreement to license the current drug to India-based drugmakers to sell at lower prices. Reuters: Gilead to raise price for new hepatitis C drug above $84,000 “The next generation version of Gilead…More

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USAID Investing In Start-Ups To Address Global Poverty

Los Angeles Times: USAID is incubating start-ups to tackle poverty problems “To accomplish that goal [of ending extreme poverty], USAID has taken on the role of start-up incubator. The agency has launched development labs at seven major universities to draw students and faculty into collaborations aimed at building new approaches to global poverty. Like any…More

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U.K. MPs Back Law To Commit 0.7% Of National Income To Foreign Aid

The Guardian: MPs back law committing 0.7% of national income to foreign aid “The U.K. is a step closer to having laws that commit 0.7 percent of national income to foreign aid after the Conservatives finally backed a Liberal Democrat bill that is also supported by Labour…” (Mason, 9/12).

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WFP To Launch Food Aid Operation In Ukraine

News outlets report on the World Food Programme’s announcement that it would launch its first food operation to communities affected by the conflict in Ukraine. Agence France-Presse: U.N. begins food aid to Ukraine’s war-torn east “The U.N.’s World Food Programme announced Friday the launch of its first food aid operation in Ukraine, saying it had…More

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Number Of Child Marriages Increase In Jordan Refugee Camps

New York Times: In Jordan, Ever Younger Syrian Brides “…For many Syrians stuck in Jordan’s squalid and sometimes dangerous refugee camps, marrying girls off at younger and younger ages is increasingly being seen as a necessity — a way of easing the financial burden on families with little or no income and allaying fears of…More

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