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Syrian Humanitarian Crisis Worsening, U.N. Official Warns, Urges International Solution

U.N. News Centre: Syria crisis ‘worsening’ amid humanitarian funding shortfall, warns top U.N. relief official “The situation on the ground in Syria has ‘dramatically’ worsened as the country enters its fifth year of war amid escalating fighting and targeted attacks against civilians, the top United Nations humanitarian official warned today as she urged the international…More

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Cyclone Pam

Global Health Now offers an account of and links to articles about Cyclone Pam’s devastating effects on Vanuatu.     Canary in the Coal Mine Read More

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From Paper to Practice: The Need for an Integrated Approach to Ebola Treatment

Ami Waters | Global Health Core | The nurse greets the patient outside a newly constructed tent at the front of the clinic. She has Read More

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Syrian Humanitarian Crisis Worsening, U.N. Official Warns, Urges International Solution

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U.N. News Centre: Syria crisis ‘worsening’ amid humanitarian funding shortfall, warns top U.N. relief official “The situation on the ground in Syria has ‘dramatically’ worsened as the country enters its fifth year of war amid escalating fighting and targeted attacks against civilians, the top United Nations humanitarian official warned today as she urged the international…More


Cyclone Pam

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Global Health Now offers an account of and links to articles about Cyclone Pam’s devastating effects on Vanuatu.     Canary in the Coal Mine Read More


Ground Truth Project Examines Effectiveness Of Disaster Relief Funding

NPR: Billions Go To Victims Of Disaster And Disease. Does It Really Help? “…Launched in 2012 under the auspices of a small nonprofit called Keystone Accountability, Ground Truth aims to provide continuous feedback on a relief program’s effectiveness by surveying the people the program is supposed to serve as frequently as once a week…” (Aizenman,…More


IMF Prepares $150M Relief Package For 3 West African Nations Hit Hardest By Ebola; World Bank…

Devex: New Ebola relief could prompt IMF reforms “The International Monetary Fund is preparing another Ebola relief package worth $150 million for Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia — aid that may pave the way for larger reforms to one of the IMF’s disaster relief mechanisms…” (Anders, 1/12). Reuters: IMF to provide new funds to help…More


From Paper to Practice: The Need for an Integrated Approach to Ebola Treatment

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Ami Waters | Global Health Core | The nurse greets the patient outside a newly constructed tent at the front of the clinic. She has Read More


Typhoon-battered Philippines in ‘fight for survival’

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At least 21 people were killed and 1 million forced into shelters when Typhoon Hagupit made landfall this weekend. With climate negotiations under way in Lima, Peru, officials from the Philippines offer an expert voice on the future for island states as the planet warms. “The Philippines has long experience coping with flooding and typhoons,


Focus on Private Sector: A rapid strike force for aid

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The Ebola response shows how firms can raise and deliver funding more quickly than other sectors, says Noshua Watson.


Ebola Fundamentally Alters the Doctor-Patient Relationship

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Phuoc Le, MD | MONROVIA — About a year ago I cared for Sharon, a 60-year-old woman who had traveled from California’s central valley to Read More


U.N. Should Take Responsibility For Haitian Cholera Outbreak

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GlobalPost: In denying Haiti cholera deaths, U.N. risks violating its core purpose Tim Howard, professor of international law at Cambridge Graduate University and lead attorney on a lawsuit filed against the U.N. on behalf of more than 2,600 Haitian families “Late last month, attorneys argued before the U.S. Federal District Court in Manhattan that the…More


Obama Requests $6.2B For Domestic, West African Ebola Responses

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News outlets report on a request made Wednesday by President Barack Obama for $6.2 billion in emergency funding for Ebola responses in the U.S. and West Africa. The White House released a fact sheet on the request. Associated Press: Obama seeks $6.2 billion for Ebola fight “President Barack Obama on Wednesday asked Congress for $6.2…More


End Quarantine of CA Healthcare Workers Fighting Ebola

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The Following is a letter I wrote to the Director of the CA Dept of Public Health, urging him to end the 21-day quarantine of CA Read More


WHO Says Total Number Of Ebola Cases Now More Than 10,000

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News outlets report on the latest statistics from the WHO on reported Ebola cases and deaths. Associated Press: WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000 “More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues…More


Realpolitik and global pandemics | The Lancet Global Health Blog

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Vin Gupta | “President Barack Obama’s call to the UN for a more urgent multinational response to the Ebola outbreak that has stricken West Africa Read 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


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