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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 Survivor Who Lost 21 Family Members Gives Birth To Baby Boy

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.28.2015 | World

KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia's life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son. And yet it loomed, even on thi...

This Is How Ebola Is Being Kept Out Of Classrooms In West Africa

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.14.2015 | Impact

As the global health community works toward a “game-changing” Ebola vaccine, advocates are pushing the most basic preventative measures to...

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Could Stop Virus In West Africa

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact

LONDON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in We...

Ebola Is Far From Over In Guinea And Sierra Leone

AP | YOUSSOUF BAH | Posted 06.25.2015 | Health News

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Despite hopes that the deadly Ebola outbreak could soon be contained in West Africa, it shows no signs of abating in Guinea a...

Ebola: The Overlooked Sexually Transmitted Disease

Mardia Stone | Posted 05.26.2015 | 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."

Sam Stein

Ebola Is Nearly Gone And Largely Forgotten. Thank The Government, Says Ebola Czar. | Sam Stein | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The West African country at the epicenter of an Ebola outbreak that killed 11,000 people was declared free of the deadly disease on Satu...

Infographic: How to Respond to an Outbreak - Success Factors for Fighting off Ebola

Yana Watson Kakar | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Yana Watson Kakar

Over a year has passed since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa began. In that narrow window of time, the disease has claimed more than 10,000 lives, stalled economic growth, and hampered -- if not reversed -- gains the region had made in strengthening public health infrastructure and service delivery.

Eline Gordts

The Fight Against Ebola Is Making Incredible Progress, But It's Not Over Yet | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.10.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

A Grim Anniversary for Liberia

Jolene Mullins | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Jolene Mullins

Anniversaries. We use them to commemorate the best of times and the worst of times. In Liberia, this is a grim anniversary -- one year of fighting Ebola. As I look back on my past year, I think of where we all were in the beginning of April, 2014, and I think of where we need go.

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...

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 ...

Sierra Leone Under 3-Day Lockdown Amid New Ebola Cases

AP | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days, except for religious services, beginning Friday ...

Death Toll In Ebola Outbreak Has Topped 10,000

AP | Posted 03.12.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — World Health Organization says deaths in current Ebola outbreak have topped 10,000.GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization marke...

How 'Dumb Phones' Can Help Stop The Spread Of Ebola

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.06.2015 | Impact

A basic cell phone may not be able to snap the best selfies, but it can be a vital tool in preventing the spread of deadly viruses. In Ebola-strick...

Report: Countries Vulnerable To Ebola 'Must Learn Lessons From Crisis'

AP | KRISTA LARSON | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Arriving airline passengers lined up outdoors to have their temperatures checked, the screens in the nighttime darkness like ...

Dismissed Traditional Healers Now Key To Stopping Ebola

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2015 | Impact

By Misha Hussain MACENTA, Guinea, March 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a land where witchcraft is sought after more than science ...

Sierra Leone's Vice President In Quarantine For Ebola

AP | Associated Press | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guar...

New Ebola Drug Seems To Prove Effective In Those With Low Virus Levels

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living

SEATTLE (AP) — An experimental antiviral drug shows some early, encouraging signs of effectiveness in its first human test against Ebola in West Afr...

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...

2015: The Cornerstone for Financing for Development

Macharia Kamau | Posted 04.14.2015 | World
Macharia Kamau

Once again, 2014 demonstrated the fact that underdevelopment and poverty in large swathes of the world produce a range of intensifying crises that know no borders.

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...

These Photos Show Liberia's Hope And Relief As Ebola Wanes

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

The Ebola outbreak that wreaked havoc in west African countries over the past year is finally showing signs of receding. The number of new Ebola ca...

Ebola Flare Ups Continue Where Victims Don't Trust Aid Groups

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact

* Red Cross Ebola coordinator says virus flaring up * Still areas of Guinea where it has "no access" By Stephanie Nebeha...

WHO: New Ebola Cases Lowest Since June 2014

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2015 | World

By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totalled 99 in the ...