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Syria vaccine campaign suspended after fifteen deaths

September 18, 2014 A vaccine campaign in the rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria left 15

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India’s Poor Quality Drugs End Up in Africa, Study Finds | Bloomberg

India’s Poor Quality Drugs End Up in Africa, Study Finds – Bloomberg.

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U.N. Security Council Declares Ebola Threatens International Security, Calls On Nations To Do…

News outlets report on the U.N. Security Council’s adoption of an historic resolution on Ebola. Agence France-Presse: Security Council: Ebola threatens world peace “The U.N. Security Council on Thursday declared the Ebola outbreak a threat to world peace and called on countries to provide urgent aid to West Africa, the epicenter of the growing crisis…”…More


U.N. SG Ban Announces Plans To Deploy Emergency Medical Mission To Ebola-Hit West Africa

News outlets report on a U.N. plan to deploy an emergency health mission to West Africa in response to the Ebola outbreak. Reuters: United Nations to deploy Ebola mission in worst-affected states “…U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he will appoint a special envoy to head the U.N.


Shah Urges Public-Private Partnerships To Foster Economic Growth Of Ebola-Affected Countries

Reuters: USAID chief Shah urges more focus on poor countries as Ebola spreads “The Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa has exposed a need to help countries by applying public-private partnerships that will foster economic growth rather [than] leave them dependent on aid, the U.S. Agency for International Development chief said on Thursday…” (Wroughton, 9/18).


France To Establish Military Hospital In West Africa To Treat Ebola Patients

Reuters: France to set up military hospital to fight Ebola in West Africa “France will set up a military hospital in West Africa in the coming days as part of France’s contribution to the fight against the Ebola outbreak there, President Francois Hollande said on Thursday…” (9/18).


Small Ebola Clinic Opens In Rural Liberian County With 183 Documented Cases

Washington Post: The tiny Ebola clinic that offers a ray of hope for rural Liberia “…The Bong Ebola Treatment Unit is a modest collection of blue tents, connected by gravel paths, near the site of a former leper colony. But when the camp opened Monday, it provided the first 10 beds for Ebola victims in…More


Obama Announces New Aid To Ukraine, Including $7M For Humanitarian Assistance

The Hill: Obama to offer $53M in new aid to Ukraine “President Obama will announce a new $53 million aid package on Thursday as he meets with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office. The package includes $7 million for international relief organizations providing humanitarian aid to civilians impacted by the fighting between Kiev…More


Gaps In Donor Commitments Hold Back Progress In Reaching MDGs, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: Gaps in commitments by developed countries hamper progress on MDGs — U.N. “Despite improvements in the lives of millions of people around the world, the United Nations today reported that persistent gaps between promises made and those delivered by developed countries are holding back greater progress on reaching the eight anti-poverty targets…More


Syria vaccine campaign suspended after fifteen deaths

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September 18, 2014 A vaccine campaign in the rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria left 15


Avoiding Premature Deaths

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Avoiding 40% of the premature deaths in each country, 2010–30: review of national mortality trends to help quantify the UN Sustainable Development Goal for health Read More


India’s Poor Quality Drugs End Up in Africa, Study Finds | Bloomberg

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India’s Poor Quality Drugs End Up in Africa, Study Finds – Bloomberg.


U.S. Military’s Ebola Aid Delivery Begins; Liberia President Thanks U.S., Calls On Other…

News outlets report on the rollout of U.S. assistance to Liberia to help curb the Ebola outbreak and Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s public appreciation of the aid and call for other leaders to follow suit. Reuters: U.S. to begin Ebola hospital equipment lift to Liberia “The first planeload of hospital equipment in the U.S.…More


Former Sen. Frist Examines U.S. Ebola Response, Reflects On Global HIV Efforts

ONE blog: Bill Frist: A hard look at the Ebola epidemic and barriers to containment In a guest post, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) examines the current U.S. government response to Ebola, including the role of the military, and draws comparisons to the U.S. response to global HIV/AIDS and the creation of…More


Ban Says U.N. Will Take Leading Role In Ebola Response

News outlets report on U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s statement ahead of high-level meetings that the U.N. will take a stronger leadership role in efforts to contain Ebola. New York Times: U.N.


IMF Announces $127M Pledge For West African Nations Affected By Ebola

News outlets report the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in addition to the World Bank, has pledged funds to help West Africa during the Ebola outbreak. Financial Times: IMF and World Bank pledge $300m for Ebola campaign “The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have pledged $300m in emergency aid for the three most affected…More


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