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Journalists And Professors Blast CBS News' Ebola Coverage In Open Letter To '60 Minutes'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.27.2015 | Media

Over 150 journalists and professors sent an open letter to CBS News' "60 Minutes" on Wednesday, claiming the program had misrepresented the continent ...

Radio Stations Broadcast Lessons To Sierra Leone Kids Still Out Of School Due To Ebola

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.26.2015 | Impact

Classrooms are empty in Sierra Leone, but education hasn't ground to a halt. School has yet to resume after last year's summer break in the West Af...

Roughly $1.8 Billion In Ebola Relief Donations Haven't Made It To Africa

Newsweek | Zoë Schlanger | Posted 02.04.2015 | Black Voices

Nearly 60 percent of the funding pledged to help fight the Ebola epidemic has not made it to its destination, according to research published Tuesday ...

How Sierra Leone Is Winning The Battle Against Ebola

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2015 | World

By Emma Farge and Umaru Fofana FREETOWN, Jan 21 (Reuters) - A military-style operation to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone has helpe...

Woman Who Saved Family From Ebola Will Attend Nursing School In U.S. (How To Help)

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact

Fatu Kekula didn't have a hazmat suit or physician's expertise. She did, however, have trash bags, some nursing training and the determination to save...

13 Numbers That Show The Ebola Outbreak Is Far From Over

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

The world's worst Ebola outbreak is far from over. While news about Ebola has all but disappeared from U.S. TV screens and social media in recent week...

Powerful Portraits Of Ebola Survivors Back Home And Still Fighting To Live

Posted 11.30.2014 | World

They survived Ebola, but their ordeal is far from over. French photographer Livia Saavedra travelled to the Guinean capital Conakry in October for...

Ebola Fundamentally Alters the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Phuoc Le, MD | Posted 01.18.2015 | World
Phuoc Le, MD

I arrived in Liberia two weeks ago, and have yet to touch another human being. For months health care workers have been practicing a "no touch" policy on medical provision.

Charities Provide Ebola Aid Within Hours, While Governments Take Weeks

Washington Post | Ariana Eunjung Cha | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact

The U.S. emergency response team working on Ebola in Kemena, Sierra Leone, was stuck. The vehicle they had been using to transport patients, deliver o...

Ebola Flaring Anew In Africa: Red Cross

Posted 11.18.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Red Cross officials helping to lead the fight against Ebola in West Africa say the virus is spreading, and they're having trouble rec...

I Went To South Africa To See Lions And All Anyone Asked Me About Was Ebola

Nick Visser | Posted 01.17.2015 | Travel
Nick Visser

Yes, Ebola is scary, there isn't a cure, and people are dying. But Africa shouldn't provoke an instantaneous association with Ebola, because Africa is not a country -- it's the world's second largest continent, home to 15 percent of the planet's population, and a hell of a lot more than disease.

Dallas Hospital Where U.S. Ebola Patient Died Setting Up Fund For Victims In West Africa

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact

The family of Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of Ebola at a Dallas hospital on Oct. 8, is hoping to use the Liberian national's tragic death to benefit t...

Why It Took So Long For Google And Facebook To Donate Cash To Ebola Fight

TIME | Jack Linshi | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact

Until last week, there was one group largely missing from the list of Ebola donors: Silicon Valley companies. Facebook’s and Google’s donation ...

Ebola Could Cause Girls In Liberia To Fall 'Way, Way Back' In School

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact

The implications of Ebola go far beyond West Africans' physical health -- the outbreak has made it increasingly difficult to keep young people in scho...

Anna Almendrala

Why More Children Than Adults Are Surviving Ebola | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living

A new study examining a previous outbreak of Ebola in Uganda offers the first clues as to why children appear to be better than adults at fighting off...

Google Will Donate $2 For Every Dollar You Give To Fight Ebola

Associated Press | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Google is launching a campaign to help fight Ebola by contributing $2 for every dollar people donate to a slew of nonprofits such as...

1 In 7 Pregnant Women Could Die In Ebola-Hit Countries: Charities

Reuters | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Nov 11 (Reuters) - The rate of women dying in childbirth in West African countries hit by the Ebola epidemic ...

Amanda Terkel

African Immigrants Facing Ebola Stigma Now Have Somewhere To Turn | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ebola has affected many people beyond just those who have actually contracted the virus. There were the kids in the Bronx who had just r...

Malaria, Pneumonia Going Untreated Due To Ebola Outbreak

AP | JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH and SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Ebola outbreak has spawned a "silent killer," experts say: hidden cases of malaria, pneumonia, typhoid and the like tha...

Teacher Resigns After Parents Freak Out About Her Trip To A Country Not Even Close To Ebola

Reuters | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living

By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov 3 (Reuters) - A teacher at a Louisville, Kentucky, Catholic school has resigned rather than...

Swap Your Awful Ebola Costume For One That Actually Saves Lives

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact

Updated on Oct. 30,2014 Is Ebola really that festive of a topic? Plenty of people seem to think so. But those strapping on their fake hazmat su...

Amanda Terkel

Top Senator On African Affairs: Ebola Medical Workers Should Be Guaranteed Return To U.S. | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs is calling on the United States to ensure that all American...

Ebola in Africa, Fears in the US: Let's Get Hard on Issues, Soft on People

Blair Forlaw | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
Blair Forlaw

It's not the virus that's spreading rapidly in West Africa that makes me anxious about my family's health and safety. It's the fear that's spreading rapidly across America, which threatens to recast global humanitarians as risks, rather than assets.

Neighbors Are Outraged At This Man's Ebola-Themed Halloween Home

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact

James Faulk has covered the exterior of his apartment with alarmist signage, caution tape and hazardous waste bins. But his Texas residence isn't a da...

Amanda Terkel

Oklahoma Teacher Will Have To Quarantine Herself After Trip To Ebola-Free Rwanda | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An Oklahoma teacher has agreed to place herself under a 21-day quarantine after she returns from a trip to Africa, even though she is go...