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Navy, International Entomologists Collaborate to Fight Malaria

The principal tasks of the malaria reduction efforts directed by the President Malaria Initiative include distributing insecticide-treated bed nets, indoor residual spraying and anti-malarial drugs.

SOP newswire3Troops Establish Air Bridge for Ebola Response - More than 35 airmen and two Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, arrived here recently to establish the 787th Air Expeditionary Squadron and fly humanitarian cargo into Liberia as part of Operation United Assistance, the mission to fight Ebola in West Africa.
SOP newswire3Ebola Response Hospital in Liberia Opens - The Defense Department-provided, 25-bed hospital sent to Monrovia, Liberia, as part of the department`s Ebola response efforts has officially opened and is completely staffed.
SOP newswire3Ebola: UN Chief Hails Progress in Fight Aainst Virus - The world is on the right track " to defeating Ebola as the infection rate of the deadly virus shows some signs of slowing in West Africa`s most affected areas.
SOP newswire3UN Seeks to Bring Ebola Outbreak Under Control by December - The United Nations health agency today announced a new burial protocol for Ebola victims aimed at reducing the risk of exposure to the disease for family members as they bury their loved ones.
SOP newswire3Ebola: UN Warns Against Letting Guard Down - The UN envoy coordinating the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa said that when national governments work together, dramatic improvement can be achieved.
SOP newswire3UNICEF to Boost Staff in Ebola-hit Countries - UNICEF announced that it plans to boost its staff in countries on the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
SOP newswire3Obama Speaks With Troops Working to Stop Spread of Ebola - President Barack Obama has spoken with service personnel working to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa to offer his profound gratitude for their role in Operation United Assistance.
SOP newswire3Ebola: UN Says Response Must be Sustained Until Last Case is Contained - The Secretary-General`s Special Envoy for Ebola, David Nabarro, appealed today for the global response to the deadly virus to be sustained until every last case is contained and treated.
SOP newswire3UN: Ebola Response in West Africa to be Bolstered by Increase in World Bank Funding - The World Bank has announced it is boosting its efforts in assisting health workers fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in the three most-affected countries in West Africa as part of the wider United Nations Ebola crisis response.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel: Monitoring Returning Troops for Ebola Provides Safety Valve - A 21-day monitoring period for U.S. service members returning from areas affected by Ebola in West Africa provides a margin of safety that troops and their families wanted, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said here today.
SOP newswire3UN: Signs of Ebola Decline in Liberia Offer Glimmer of Hope - The spread of Ebola in Liberia may be slowing, as demonstrated in the decline in burials and sickbed occupancy rates.
SOP newswire3UN: Ebola Must be Stopped at Its Source - Ban Ki-moon urged countries that have closed their borders in response to the Ebola outbreak of the need to convey a sense of urgency without inciting panic, saying the only way to stop Ebola is to stop it at its source.
SOP newswire3Army General Takes Command of Ebola Response Operation - Army Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, 101st Airborne Division commander, yesterday in Monrovia, Liberia assumed command of Joint Forces Command " Operation United Assistance and the fight against Ebola in West Africa.
SOP newswire3Medical Response Team Begins World-Class Training for Possible Ebola Cases - Defense Department leaders are ensuring the 30 members of a medical support team that may be called upon to respond to new cases of Ebola in the U.S. are receiving state-of-the-art training.
SOP newswire3UN: We Must Stop Spread of Ebola in West Africa - As the international community mobilizes on all fronts to combat the unfolding Ebola outbreak, the primary emphasis must continue to be on stopping the transmission of the virus within Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three hardest-hit countries.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel Orders Expeditionary Ebola Support Team - Secretary Hagel today ordered his Northern Command Commander, Gen. Chuck Jacoby, to prepare and train a 30-person expeditionary medical support team that could, if required, provide short-notice assistance to civilian medical professionals in the United States.
SOP newswire3Obama Activates Reserves for Fight Against Ebola - President Barack Obama has authorized the Defense Department to call up a small number of National Guard or reserve troops that possess special skills needed to aid efforts in stopping the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.
SOP newswire3Ebola: U.S. Troops in Liberia at Low Risk of Infection - The general charged with leading the U.S. military mission to aid in stopping the spread of Ebola in Liberia said today that deployed personnel are at a relatively low risk of contracting the disease.
SOP newswire3UN: Race Against Time to Stop Ebola - The Ebola outbreak is winning the race against attempts to contain it.
SOP newswire3UN: We Must Win Fight Against Ebola - Declaring that the world has never seen anything like current Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa, senior United Nations officials today warned that the virus is far ahead of the global response.
SOP newswire3UN Tackles Ebola in West Africa - The UN is launching a programme that will assist 90,000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, whose food supply and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive effect the Ebola epidemic is having on rural economies.
SOP newswire3DLA Assists Ebola Relief Efforts in West Africa - Several Defense Logistics Agency distribution sites have been supporting the movement of critical supplies to the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility as part of the Dod mission to support the U.S. government`s response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
SOP newswire3Obama: U.S. to Lead on Global Health Security Challenge - With Ebola spreading in West Africa at an alarming rate, President Barack Obama today hosted top government and military officials along with experts in public health and proposed a series of steps aimed at protecting people from that and other infectious diseases.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel: DoD to Begin Safety Testing for Ebola Vaccine Candidate - The Defense Department has made critical contributions to the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and today Chuck Hagel described additional ways the Pentagon is helping.
SOP newswire3UN Security Council to Hold Emergency Meeting on Ebola Crisis - The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the Ebola outbreak that has gripped West Africa.
SOP newswire3DOD to Send 25-bed Hospital to Liberia in Fight Against Ebola Virus - The Defense Department will transport a 25-bed hospital to Liberia in western Africa to help in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus there, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.
SOP newswire3Ban Issues International Rescue Call to Halt Ebola Epidemic - Ban Ki-moon vowed to mobilize the UN in every possible way to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and issued an international rescue call for a massive surge in assistance.
SOP newswire3UN: Ebola Cases Vastly Underestimated - Health workers at Ebola outbreak sites are seeing evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimate the magnitude of the crisis.
SOP newswire3UN: Doctors Urgently Needed to Combat Ebola - The United Nations health agency today appealed for urgently needed contributions to combat the deadly Ebola disease in West Africa, saying hundreds of doctors, nurses, health staff and materials are needed in the region.
SOP newswire3UN Unveils $100 million Ebola Response Plan - West Africa is confronted with a fast-moving unprecedented outbreak of the Ebola disease accompanied by unprecedented challenges.
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