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Lessons from the front lines

In the midst of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a 21-year-old Guinean student came to a Dakar health clinic with symptoms of fever and diarrhea. The doctor considered Ebola, which had killed more than 1,000 people in neighboring Guinea. But the patient wasn’t bleeding. He denied having been in contact with Ebola patients […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesIn Davos, Rx for epidemics: tech partnershipsInnovation is at the heart of SeattleOur 8 favorite photos of 2016 ;

CDC details two years of Ebola response

Categories: U.S. Policy and Funding, UncategorizedMarking two years since launching the longest emergency response in its history, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an account today of its work since 2014 to control Ebola in West Africa, as well as at home. In a more than 100-page supplement to its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the agency […](Read more…)

WHO | Community health worker programmes after the 2013–2016 Ebola outbreak

WHO Bulletin article published in July 2016 Source: WHO | Community health worker programmes after the 2013–2016 Ebola outbreak

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All roads lead to Geneva

This week, health ministers from across the world are making the yearly pilgrimage to Geneva for the 70th World Health Assembly. For spectators, the importance of this week extends far beyond the official proceedings shared via livestream. It is about the closed door breakfasts, the high-level side meetings, the sponsored receptions and events, and the general atmosphere in expensive, elite Geneva as it transforms into the centre of the global health world. The stakes are even higher this year with the election of a new Director-General of the WHO at a time when new leadership and vision are sorely needed. Much has been written by Laurie Garrett, Larry Gostin, and others on reforming the WHO.


As an #Ebola outbreak raises unmet challenges, we’re reading how politics drives public health

Categories: What we’re readingWhile the World Health Organization’s announcement of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo raised appropriate alarm, the recognition of and response to the disease following nine cases of illness with three deaths over the last several weeks represent some degree of progress. The outbreak is the eighth in the country that was […](Read more…)


Understanding of DRC #ebola outbreak unfolds and highlights the continuing challenges

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingPending regulatory, ethics approvals in-country, DRC government, WHO and MSF preparing to offer investigational vaccine to contacts, including healthworkers, frontline teams Suspected cases all found in single health zone, WHO regional office reports A month after the current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have begun, knowledge of where, […](Read more…)


HHS Secretary Price In Liberia To Promote Global Health Security

Newsweek: Ebola: Three Reasons Why Trump’s Health Secretary Is In Liberia “…Dr. Tom Price, the secretary of Health and Human Services appointed by Trump in February, [visited Liberia last week]. While Liberia, a country of 4.5 million people with a GDP of just $2 billion, may not carry much international clout, there are three good…More


37 Suspected Ebola Cases Reported In DRC Outbreak; WHO Africa Director ‘Very Encouraged’ By…

Reuters: Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo: WHO “A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, as the overall number of cases rose to 37 from 29…” (Ross, 5/21). VOA News: WHO Optimistic on Controlling DRC Ebola Outbreak “…While…More


Number Of Suspected Ebola Cases In Congo Up To 29; WHO Says $10M Needed For Initial Response,…

Associated Press: Number of suspected Ebola cases in Congo now up to 29 “The World Health Organization says Congo now faces 29 suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus. WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier on Friday said the number includes two laboratory-confirmed deaths…” (5/19). CIDRAP News: WHO: Ebola vaccine could be deployed within a week “In…More


During Liberia Visit, U.S. HHS Secretary Price Praises Country For ‘Remarkable Cooperation’…

Associated Press: U.S. health secretary visits Liberia, where Ebola killed 4,800 “U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Thursday made his first trip overseas to Liberia, the West African country where Ebola killed more than 4,800 people. Price praised Liberia for its ‘remarkable cooperation’ on health care issues. The U.S


PATH Part Of Coordinated Response To Address New Ebola Outbreak In DRC

PATH: Breaking story: Ebola in DR Congo This blog post discusses the most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and PATH’s work responding to the outbreak as part of a coordinated response among various organizations. In a statement, PATH President and CEO Steve Davis said, “America’s leadership in international health…More


Breaking story: Ebola in DR Congo

On 11 May 2017, the Min of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo notified WHO & partners of a lab-confirmed case of #Ebola#DRC — WHO (@WHO) May 12, 2017 Late last week, PATH received unofficial reports of an Ebola outbreak in the Likati health zone of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe surprising consequences of tuberculosisOne man, 441 people, and a community for healthier heartsEnsuring vaccines reach the people who need them most ;


PATH at the shifting front lines of Ebola

On 11 May 2017, the Min of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo notified WHO & partners of a lab-confirmed case of #Ebola#DRC — WHO (@WHO) May 12, 2017 Late last week, PATH received unofficial reports of an Ebola outbreak in the Likati health zone of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe surprising consequences of tuberculosisOne man, 441 people, and a community for healthier heartsEnsuring vaccines reach the people who need them most ;


BBC Podcast Features Interviews With 3 WHO DG Candidates; Bloomberg Examines Private Sector’s…

BBC: Dr. Who — Who Will Lead The WHO? “Next week we will have a new figurehead for the global health community — as the World Health Organization votes to appoint a new director general. The role is a tough one — with a flu pandemic long overdue and challenges such as Zika and Ebola.…More


Ebola Outbreak In Remote DRC Poses Challenges In Contact Tracing, Prevention Efforts, WHO Says

Associated Press: WHO: 400 contacts being traced in Congo’s Ebola outbreak “Health workers are monitoring more than 400 people amid an Ebola outbreak in a remote corner of Congo where already three deaths have been blamed on the virus, the World Health Organization said Thursday…” (Larson, 5/18). Reuters: Tackling Ebola outbreak in remote Congo presents…More


#Ebola exposure, illness experience, and Ebola antibody prevalence in health workers

by Catherine F. Houlihan, Catherine R. McGowan, Steve Dicks, Marc Baguelin, David A. J. Moore, David Mabey, Chrissy h.


WHO, Partner Organizations Prepare Experimental Ebola Vaccine To Be Sent To DRC If Requested

Humanosphere: Dozens of health workers dispatched to stop Ebola outbreak in DR Congo “Officials with the World Health Organization confirmed an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo over the weekend. So far, there are at least 19 suspected cases and three deaths since the first infection in late April. Health officials from…More


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