HuffPost – World Health Organization: After Ebola death in city, ‘no one should be sleeping well tonight’

The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed its first Ebola death in the eastern city of Butembo, a trade hub with Uganda that is home to almost a million people.

NPR – What kills 5 million people a year? It’s not just disease.

The study estimates that 5 million people die every year because of poor-quality health care in low- and middle-income countries.

STAT – Plane quarantined at Kennedy Airport amid reports of ill passengers

An Emirates Airline flight was held in quarantine for a period Wednesday at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport after a large number of passengers and crew members reported feeling ill during the flight.

The New York Times – What the experts want us to know about public health

We asked some experts — officials who run public health departments, academics and leaders of funding organizations — what they think we should be doing in public health, and a few themes emerged.

The Washington Post – Hospitals are fed up with drug companies, so they’re starting their own

A group of major American hospitals, battered by price spikes on old drugs and long-lasting shortages of critical medicines, has launched a mission-driven, not-for-profit generic drug company, Civica Rx, to take some control over the drug supply.