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Why We Must Raise Money for Ebola Now

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Kamara

For me, what is so ruthless about Ebola in particular, is the way it forces victims to anticipate death, be ostracized and feared and remain void of human touch and personal connection. My test results came back negative for Ebola. I had never been happier to have Malaria.

Rethinking Community Service: You Can Fight Ebola by Joining Online Mapping

Dannia Guzman | Posted 12.13.2014 | College
Dannia Guzman

It turns out that there is a simple way each and every one of us can help. That is through a humanitarian mapping global collaboration.

The Big, Unanswered Questions About Ebola

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Hoyt Hilsman

While some accuse the media of fanning the flames of fear, it does seem reasonable for the press and others to be asking these larger questions of the social and economic impact of a potential epidemic, even if it is still fairly remote.

Here Are All The Times Doctors Without Borders Tried To Warn Us About Ebola

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living

When it comes to Ebola, it's not that the international community wasn't warned, it's just that nobody was paying attention. In the nearly seven m...

To Stop Ebola Here, We Must Stop It There

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Even after all this, we are losing the battle against Ebola. Why can I say this? Because most epidemics follow a bell-shaped cure.

Ebola Aid Workers Shocked By WHO's 'Amateurism'

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact

* Calls for reform of U.N. health agency after mishandling Ebola * Hit by cuts, WHO rebuffed calls to play more active role ...

Doctors Volunteering To Help Ebola Crisis, But It May Be Too Late

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact

After months of seeing almost no qualified doctors volunteer to help treat infected Ebola victims in West Africa, physicians are now signing up in dro...

Intimidation, Uncertainty Mar Aid Work in Myanmar's Rakhine State

Kyle Knight | Posted 11.20.2014 | World
Kyle Knight

The aid response in the western Burmese state has been tricky since two bouts of communal violence between Rakhine Buddhists and the minority Rohingya Muslims in June and October 2012 resulted in more than 140,000 people -- mostly Rohingyas -- being forced to flee to camps.

Liberian Boy Who Had Ebola Does Delightful Dance During Treatment, Has Since Recovered

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.19.2014 | Good News

Though this boy was fighting a devastating disease, he still found a way to bring joy to those around him. Mamadee, 11, was an Ebola-confirmed pati...

Obama: We 'Need' Nonprofits To Effectively Fight Ebola Crisis

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact

The Obama administration stepped up its efforts this week to help contain the Ebola crisis, but the president emphasized that the world won’t be abl...

Major Donations To Ebola Efforts Came Only After Disease Spiraled Out Of Control

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact

In as early as March, the Ebola crisis was deemed an "unprecedented epidemic." But major donors didn’t get the memo until the disease had already sp...

Doctors Without Borders Volunteer Contracts Ebola

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact

PARIS, Sept 17 (Reuters) - A French volunteer working for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Liberia has contracted the Ebola virus, the medical charity sa...

As Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Here's How You Can Help

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

While the Obama administration is announcing ramped up efforts Tuesday by pledging to send 3,000 U.S. military personnel to help overwhelmed health ca...

Turning Away Donations From "Bad Donors"

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 11.15.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

It's clear that Reddit wants to embrace this aspect of its community, which means it's offering something that could be very valuable to us in the nonprofit sector -- if we're open to it.

Fight Against Ebola Outbreak Is 4 Months Behind Where It Should Be: Aid Expert

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact

National governments and health organizations around the world are scrambling to overcome lapses in leadership and logistical issues to turn around a ...

Five Ways to Strengthen the U.S. Response to Ebola

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Sen. Chris Coons

This is a manageable public health crisis that we know how to solve, but doing so requires our focus, our attention, our resolve and our resources, tools that only the United States has.

Dispatch from Liberia: Ebola 101

Adam C. Levine | Posted 11.09.2014 | World
Adam C. Levine

As I watch the woman seizing in front of me though, I do not feel helplessness, but shame. In many ways, learning how to care for patients with Ebola means unlearning some of my most basic clinical instincts.

Into Africa To Fight Ebola

Claire Fordham | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Claire Fordham

A Malibu mother of two teenagers is walking straight into one of the most dangerous situations in the world.

UN: To End Ebola, Every Country Needs To Think 'What Can We Do To Help'

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact

(Changes dateline to United Nations from New York, adds U.N. and WHO comments) UNITED NATIONS, Sept 2 (Reuters) - The worst ever outbr...

Fantasy Football Could Help Raise Millions For Charity

USA Today | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact

It's that time of year again that has every major-league baseball player and executive salivating. Nah, we're not talking about pennant races. W...

Doctors Without Borders

Anita Casalina | Posted 08.14.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

Ever since I first heard of them in the 70s, Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF) has been one of the organizations that most ...

What Can You See Across a Border?

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

How can we see people across borders when we build higher and higher walls? How can we see people across borders from thousands of feet in the air?

Remembering Dick Rockefeller

Henry Miller | Posted 08.17.2014 | New York
Henry Miller

Dick Rockefeller once slept on my couch. That's all you need to know to understand that Dr. Richard Rockefeller, an heir to the Rockefeller fortune, wasn't your typical son of great wealth.

The Secret to a Long Life: Be an Asshole

John Blumenthal | Posted 08.01.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Everybody I know thinks of me as a nice person. I go out of my way to help people; I'm unfailingly kind and compassionate; I give money to charities w...

The Good Company She Kept

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

If it's true that in life we are known by the company we keep, why not expand that company after death? Especially if you've kept remarkably good company.