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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-9, Part 1: Documents on North Africa, 1973-1976

Categories: Africa,Foreign Affairs,History

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76ve09p1

On the efforts of the Nixon and Ford administrations to re-establish diplomatic relations with Algeria, provide support to moderate Arab allies Morocco and Tunisia, and try to manage relations with Libya’s Mu’ammar Qadhafi.  From the State Department

 

New Modeling Tool for Response to Ebola Virus Disease

Categories: Africa,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/s0923-ebola-model-Factsheet.html

Agency fact sheet which announces the development of a dynamic modeling tool called Ebola Response that allows for estimations of projected cases of the disease in West Africa—between 550,000 and 1.4 million cases by January 2015.   From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Levels and Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2014

Categories: Africa,Births/Deaths,Children,India,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2014/09/16/new-data-child-mortality-rates-falling-faster

Reports progress in reducing the level of child deaths with a decline from 12.7 million of under-five deaths worldwide in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2013.  Also reports on the leading causes of under five death and the worse countries (India and Nigeria).  From UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank

 

Ebola Virus Disease: Occupational Safety and Health

Categories: Africa,Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—ed_protect/—protrav/—safework/documents/briefingnote/wcms_302532.pdf

Describes the nature of the disease, the way it is transmitted, risks for health care workers, and resources for further information.  From the World Health Organization

 

Phosphate Resources

Categories: Africa,Agriculture/Rural Issues,China,Food/Nutrition,Great Britain,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-477.pdf

Describes the importance of phosphates for food security, the location of dwindling reserves, and ways in which dependence on mineral reserves could be reduced. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Ebola Response Roadmap

Categories: Africa,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/131596/1/EbolaResponseRoadmap.pdf?ua=1

Discusses the strategy for trying to cope with the largest Ebola outbreak ever, with over 3,000 cases to date, more than 1,400 deaths in the three most severely affected countries, and anticipation that the case load may grow to 20,000.  From the World Health Organization

 

The 2014 Ebola Outbreak: International and U.S. Responses

Categories: Africa,Foreign Assistance,Headlines,Health/Medical

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43697.pdf

Discusses the background of the disease, the health system constraints in the affected countries, the U.S. and international responses, and issues for Congress to consider with regard to research and development needs.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

WHO Statement on the Meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee Regarding the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Categories: Africa,Health/Medical

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2014/ebola-20140808/en/

Deems the West Africa ebola outbreak an extraordinary event and outlines steps to take for states with the outbreak or for those bordering on states with cases.  From the World Health Organization

 

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