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Ebola West Africa

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.

Africa Is Not A Hopeless Continent

Sibusiso Sgwane | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Sibusiso Sgwane

The beautiful and resource rich continent of Africa has for many years been portrayed by Western media as hopeless, futureless, poverty-stricken, corr...

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...

Portraits Of Ebola Survivors Bring Their Stories To Life

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.11.2016 | World

In the middle of the devastating Ebola outbreak last year, one photographer set out to Sierra Leone and Liberia to help the disease's survivors tell t...

'What Ebola Taught Us About The Power Of Stories'

Ebola Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.21.2016 | World

In reporting an epidemic, narratives of life on the ground add impact and color to hard data on deaths and recovery rates. First-hand accounts of how ...

"As Long as You Have Life, You Have Hope:" A Village in Liberia Tries to Find Hope and Healing after Ebola

Crystal Wells | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Crystal Wells

When everyone died in the house next door, Lorpu Titus, 44, thought she was next. "I was so depressed," Lorpu says. "I would just sit at home feeling ...

Global Health Experts Say Response To Ebola Was Full Of Failures

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living

A group of 19 global health experts reviewing the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa harshly criticized how the World Health Organization and other ...

What We Learned From the Ebola Epidemic

Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Posted 10.06.2016 | Impact
Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H.

It took a coordinated response from the Department of Health and Human Services and partners around the government to fight this epidemic. Those efforts have made us better prepared than we were a year ago.

Life After Ebola in Sierra Leone

Michael Solis | Posted 09.15.2016 | 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.

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 keep ch...

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."

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...