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The Orphans We Are Left With

Crystal Wells | Posted 02.29.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

When government health worker Brima Kamara arrived in Pate-Bana, a small town of some 2,000 souls in north-central Sierra Leone, it was eerily quiet, the sun-baked, red dirt streets empty.

Nigeria Contained Ebola; Can We Contain Lassa Fever and Zika Virus?

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

In light of the prodigious threat posed by Lassa fever to an already fragile public healthcare system, WBFA and I will also facilitate capacity building for healthcare workers, especially in the areas of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), in order to minimize morbidities and mortalities resulting from the disease.

More Than 100 People Quarantined After Sierra Leone Ebola Death

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living

More than 100 people have been quarantined in Sierra Leone after coming in contact with a woman who died of Ebola last week, highlighting the potentia...

Learning Ebola's Lessons -- The Hard Way

Mustapha Dumbuya | Posted 11.06.2015 | World
Mustapha Dumbuya

On Saturday, all being well, the World Health Organization will declare Sierra Leone Ebola-free. It comes after a long, tense, 42-day countdown, and an even longer fight to curb the spread of Ebola.

Ebola Orphans Get Help Reacclimating, Raising Siblings

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact

As the number of Ebola cases continues to dwindle in West Africa, some of the virus’ most damaging effects are just now escalating for children orph...

A Shared Understanding: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.26.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week, The Pollination Project celebrates recent grantees whose work allows people to understand one another in new ways.

Life After Ebola in Sierra Leone

Michael Solis | Posted 09.15.2015 | World
Michael Solis

After 17 months, Sierra Leone continues its fight against Ebola, with five new cases in September alone. The latest is a 16-year-old girl in Bombali district, an area that hasn't had an Ebola case in 169 days. The continued appearance of new cases raises many questions, including how Ebola is spreading and whether or not Ebola will remain endemic in Sierra Leone for the foreseeable future.

Ebola: The Overlooked Sexually Transmitted Disease

Mardia Stone | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Mardia Stone

It is documented that Ebola virus remains in the sperm and breast milk of survivors, for up to 90 days or longer, indicating that the virus is sexually and maternally transmitted. Aid agencies distribute condoms to men who recovered from Ebola, disregarding reported failures in adherence to "don't have sex for 3 months."

Jason Linkins

As Liberia Earns 'Ebola-Free' Designation, A Look Back On The Lessons Learned | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

This weekend brought some good news for people who like to hear about the outbreaks of deadly diseases being curbed. According to the World Health...

Communities That Matter: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week in daily giving we were honored to provide funding that helps make life better for people around the world. From a culturally sensitive Ebola-eradication effort in Sierra Leone to a free/low-cost means of legal support for African Immigrants in Texas, our daily giving community at The Pollination Project is happy to announce the seven micro-grants we've made this week.

Post-Ebola Sierra Leone: Leadership Needed to Keep Pregnant Young Girls in School

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 12.03.2015 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Not only is this a poorly cloaked assault on the right to education for these girls, it ignores the reality of what young girls in Sierra Leone face in terms of control over their bodies as well as access to reproductive health services.

How Technology is Turning the Tide in Ebola

David Walton | Posted 06.06.2015 | Impact
David Walton

Technology has a critical role to play in both acute epidemics like the Ebola outbreak as well as the more chronic inequities in health outcomes that preferentially affect the poor.

Sierra Leone Police Fire Tear Gas On Crowd During Ebola Lockdown

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

* Authorities say lockdown required to fight complacency * Some residents defy lockdown in search of food, water * Sierr...

3 Lessons (Among Many) As A Result Of Ebola In Sierra Leone

Andrew MacCalla | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Andrew MacCalla

People are afraid to come into hospitals. Hopefully this is temporary, but for now, there is a strong aversion to them. And it's a totally rational feeling based on what people have seen and heard over the past 10 months.

Here's Who Is Helping Women Forced Into Prostitution, Teen Pregnancy During Ebola Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact

The U.N. is optimistic that West Africa can hit zero Ebola cases by mid-April, but vulnerable girls in the region are facing a new debilitating epidem...

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

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.17.2015 | 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...

Rapid Detection and Response Are Essential to Stopping Ebola

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Rapid Isolation and Treatment of Ebola (RITE) teams in Liberia are slowing the epidemic, and CDC is working closely with governments and partners in Guinea and Sierra Leone to adopt similar rapid response strategies.

Every Single Kid Who Was Orphaned By Ebola In Guinea Has A Home

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact

Every child who was orphaned by Ebola in Guinea has a familiar place to call home -- an astounding development considering these kids were shunned jus...

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 helped to dr...

Ebola's Causing A Preventable Hunger Crisis, But No One's Stopping It | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact

On September 3, 2014, Agnes Ngekia learned by phone that her son was dead and that there would be no burial. He had died of Ebola. Ngekia is a nurse i...

1st Ebola Clinic For Pregnant Women Opens In Sierra Leone

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact

A new clinic is giving some of the most vulnerable Ebola patients a better chance at surviving the virus. The facility -- located in a former boys'...

Liberia Reports Dozens Of New Ebola Cases Near Border

Posted 12.30.2014 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Dozens of new Ebola cases have erupted in Liberia, near the border with Sierra Leone, Liberian health officials warned Mond...

#GiveAMeal This Holiday Season

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 02.23.2015 | Impact
Kyle McCarthy

Since November the United States has been free of the Ebola Virus. However, that's not true for other parts of the world. One such country is Sierra Leone.

Christmas in Sierra Leone: a Long-Overdue Ebola Care Unit for Local Health Workers

Andrew MacCalla | Posted 02.23.2015 | Impact
Andrew MacCalla

Eight months into the outbreak, a dedicated Ebola treatment facility for Sierra Leonean health workers who contract the virus still does not exist. There is a dedicated center for foreign healthcare workers, but Sierra Leonean health workers are not admitted.

Sierra Leone Officials Go Door To Door Searching For Ebola Cases

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living

As part of a massive campaign to eradicate the spread of Ebola from one of the hardest-hit countries in West Africa, officials in Sierra Leone are now...