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WHO response to Internal Ebola document leaked to media

“WHO believes in transparency and accountability and will release this review when it is fact-checked. For now, WHO’s focus is to obtain the resources needed Read More

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Dr. Paul Farmer: ‘An Ebola Diagnosis Need Not be a Death Sentence’

Photo by Rebecca E. Rollins / Partners In HealthDr. Paul Farmer and members of the PIH Advance Ebola Response Team meet with Liberian health care workers during a recent visit to the Martha Tubman Memorial Hospital in Zwedru, Liberia. This week the London Review of Books published an essay by PIH Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer in which he reflects on a recent trip to Liberia and assesses the severity of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

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Universal Health Coverage in Latin America

“The Lancet’s new Series on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Latin America charts the complex political, economic, and social forces that shape health policy making. Read More

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WHO response to Internal Ebola document leaked to media

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“WHO believes in transparency and accountability and will release this review when it is fact-checked. For now, WHO’s focus is to obtain the resources needed Read More


Let them drown

3,000 people have drowned already this year trying to cross the Mediterranean to the EU, in pursuit of a better life. It is official UK government policy to not try and rescue such people, because that would only encourage others. I somehow find it hard to believe that even staunch opponents of immigration really think we should just stand by and watch people drown. via Duncan Stott and Phil Davis


Obama Approves National Guard Use For West African Ebola Efforts, Continues Talks With Leaders

News outlets report on U.S. President Barack Obama’s actions and comments on the Ebola epidemic over recent days. Obama on Thursday authorized the use of the National Guard to respond to Ebola in West Africa; said travel bans are not the best option for Ebola containment at this time; and continued talks with U.S. and…More


House Minority Leader Pelosi Calls For ‘Immediate’ Appropriations Hearing To Discuss Ebola…

The Hill: Pelosi demands hearing on Ebola funding “House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling for appropriators to ‘return to Washington immediately’ to approve additional funding for the Ebola response. Pelosi said the House Appropriations Committee must quickly ‘convene hearings to discuss and debate the issue of funding levels’ for the Centers for Disease…More


NPR Interviews USAID’s Shah On U.S. Ebola Efforts In West Africa

NPR: USAID Head Speaks Of Heroic Efforts — And Heroes — In West Africa “More than 300 beds in a matter of weeks. That’s the plan for construction of the ‘world’s largest Ebola treatment unit’ in Liberia, says Rajiv Shah, head of USAID, the U.S. Agency for International Development. It’s one of 18 facilities going…More


News Outlets Report On U.S., Local Ebola Efforts In Liberia

News outlets report on Ebola efforts in Liberia, including the role of U.S. personnel in building and staffing health care facilities, as well as a local politician providing ambulances. The Hill: U.S. personnel will staff Liberian Ebola hospital “The commander in charge of the U.S. response to Ebola in Africa said Thursday that 65 U.S.…More


MSF Develops Model Ebola Treatment Standards, Urges Other Agencies To Join Efforts As Group…

News outlets examine Médecins Sans Frontières’ response to Ebola in West Africa, where the medical aid agency has developed effective protocols for treating Ebola patients but is running out of resources. Los Angeles Times: Aid group has set the gold standard on Ebola safety “…How did an aid group working out of white tents in…More


How to Ensure we “Leave No One Behind” on the International Day for the Eradication of…

; Today marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year’s theme, “Leave no one behind,” is especially important to me as an advocate for the world’s most vulnerable populations. As former director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and as a Special Envoy for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), I have called […]


Health Officials Record Ebola Cases In Sierra Leone’s Last Healthy District

News outlets report health officials have detected Ebola cases in the last untouched district in Sierra Leone. Associated Press: Ebola comes to last safe district in Sierra Leone “The deadly Ebola virus has infected two people in what was the last untouched district in Sierra Leone, the government said Thursday, a setback in efforts to…More


Western Nations Slow To Respond To Ebola Because Outbreak Began In Africa, Annan, Geldof Say

News outlets report on comments about Ebola and the West’s response from former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and human rights activist Bob Geldof. Agence France-Presse: Ebola neglected because it started in Africa: ex-U.N. head Annan “Wealthy countries were slow to tackle the Ebola epidemic as it began in Africa, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan…More


Ivory Coast, Mali Preparing For Ebola

Reuters: WHO to test Ebola preparedness in Ivory Coast and Mali “The World Health Organization will send experts to test the Ebola-preparedness measures in Ivory Coast and Mali, the two countries at greatest risk of being the next to be affected by the epidemic, WHO’s health security response chief Isabelle Nuttall said on Thursday…” (Miles,…More


Dr. Paul Farmer: ‘An Ebola Diagnosis Need Not be a Death Sentence’

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Photo by Rebecca E. Rollins / Partners In HealthDr. Paul Farmer and members of the PIH Advance Ebola Response Team meet with Liberian health care workers during a recent visit to the Martha Tubman Memorial Hospital in Zwedru, Liberia. This week the London Review of Books published an essay by PIH Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer in which he reflects on a recent trip to Liberia and assesses the severity of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa


Universal Health Coverage in Latin America

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“The Lancet’s new Series on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Latin America charts the complex political, economic, and social forces that shape health policy making. Read More


USAID’s Shah Says Ebola-Stricken Nations Taking Right Approaches To Contain Disease

Associated Press: USAID Says Ebola Nations Following Right Approach “A U.S. official touring the West African countries worst hit by the deadly Ebola virus expressed optimism Wednesday that the right strategies to fight the disease are in place, even as warnings mount over the deteriorating situation. … The leaders of the affected countries are clearly…More


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