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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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Typhoon-battered Philippines in ‘fight for survival’

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,

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Focus on Private Sector: A rapid strike force for aid

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

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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


Courage is not the absence of fear: responding to the Ebola outbreak in Liberia

Cynthia GoldsmithThis colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. See PHIL 1832 for a black and white version of this image.Where is Ebola virus found in nature?The exact origin, locations, and natural habitat (known as the "natural reservoir") of Ebola virus remain unknown. However, on the basis of available evidence and the nature of similar viruses, researchers believe that the virus is zoonotic (animal-borne) and is normally maintained in an animal host that is native to the African continent. A similar host is probably associated with Ebola-Reston which was isolated from infected cynomolgous monkeys that were imported to the United States and Italy from the Philippines. The virus is not known to be native to other continents, such as North America.

Linda Meta Mobulaa | Global Health Science & Practice |  “During the height of the Ebola epidemic, I had the unique opportunity of working at the Read More


Health infrastructure gaps drive Ebola crisis

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The picture depicts a grim scene – a derelict room in a clinic furnished by a cot and a bucket; a blood splatter on the floor. The blood, from an Ebola patient’s gastrointestinal hemorrhage , was there for days after that patient’s death, Rob Fowler said today during an IDWeek presentation. Fowler showed the picture […](Read more…)


We have ignored supply chains for essential medicines and devices, and that’s fueling the Ebola epidemic

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I recently wrote of the need to understand the Ebola epidemic from the perspective of health systems. As the epidemic continues to spiral out of Read More


Doing Today’s Work Superbly Well — Treating Ebola with Current Tools — NEJM

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Doing Today’s Work Superbly Well — Treating Ebola with Current Tools — NEJM.


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