Health System Failures 1: Ebola Basics


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This Week:

Reena and Amol want you to:

1. Understand the basics of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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The paper

WHO Ebola Response team. Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa — The First 9 Months of the Epidemic and Forward Projections. NEJM 2014; 371:1481-1495. (PubMed).

Other Resources

S Joffe. Evaluating Novel Therapies During the Ebola Epidemic. JAMA. 2014;312(13):1299-1300. (PubMed).

A Rid, E Emanuel. Why Should High-Income Countries Help Combat Ebola? JAMA. 2014;312(13):1297-1298. (PubMed).

AS Boozary, PE Farmer, AK Jha. The Ebola Outbreak, Fragile Health Systems, and Quality as a Cure. JAMA. Published online October 06, 2014. (PubMed).

JJ Farrar, P Piot. The Ebola Emergency — Immediate Action, Ongoing Strategy. N Engl J Med. 2014; 371:1545-1546. (PubMed).

GD Maganga et al. Ebola Virus Disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo. N Engl J Med. 2014 Oct 15 epub. (PubMed).

Home care kits highlight gaps in West Africa’s Ebola response, David Lewis and James Harding Giahuye, Reuters, Oct 20, 2014.

International Health Regulations, World Health Organization, 2005.

Good Stuff

Why Canada needs a national Pharmacare program, Eric Hoskins, The Globe and Mail, Oct 14, 2014.

This Woman’s Revolutionary Idea Made Her A Billionaire — And Could Change Medicine, Kevin Loria, Business Insider, Sep 29, 2014.

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