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Journey To Forécariah, The Snake's Head In The Fight Against Ebola

Bob Kelty | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Bob Kelty

Bordering Sierra Leone, Forécariah is 60 miles and over four hours of bumpy, dusty, traffic-laden routes out of the country's coastal capital of Conakry. With only a small portion of Guinea's 12 million people, Forécariah's population of 136,000 represents 80 percent of all new Ebola cases since January.

After the Ebola Epidemic... What's Next for Africa?

Bekeh Utietiang | Posted 06.18.2015 | World
Bekeh Utietiang

Disease in Africa is a perennial problem and cannot be resolved with short-gap measures such as occasional interventions when there are epidemics. The problem is structural and systemic and requires the West to address the actual problem and not make Africa recipients of perpetual Western charity

Greenpeace Helping Expose Illegal, Unethical Fishing off West Africa

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Foreign vessels have been plundering the waters of West Africa for decades to stock the fish markets of Europe and Asia. Industrial fishing is depriving West African people of a vital source of protein and pushing thousands of locals into poverty and despair.

Hot Zones: The Intersection of Corruption, Poor Governance and Ebola

Washington Osiro | Posted 05.21.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Something African leaders have deftly avoided discussing in the wake of the Ebola outbreak is the impact their corrupt and incompetent governance has had on how they (mis)manage such crises.

Ebola: How Quickly We Forget

Kwei Quartey | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics
Kwei Quartey

As we begin a new year, we often discard the less important memories of the preceding year, but some events should never be forgotten. Remember Ebola?

What Is Brazil Really Doing in Africa?

Robert Muggah | Posted 03.06.2015 | World
Robert Muggah

If Brazil is to make a dent in Africa, it needs to get ahead of the curve. Future economic and demographic projections indicate that African investment opportunities are changing. Foreign policy experts and investors should take note, and plan accordingly.

Prayers For Our Children For The New Year

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In a world rife with war, religious, racial, gender, sectarian, and political strife, when so many children lack safety, enough food, shelter, health care, and education and suffer unthinkable losses of parents to disease, violence, and war, I hope this New Year will bring adults closer to our common sense and moral responsibility for children's well being.

Number Of Reported Ebola Deaths In West Africa Rises To 7,905

AP | Posted 01.01.2015 | Healthy Living

BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of reported Ebola deaths in West Africa has risen to 7,905. The WHO says altogether s...

Fight Ebola. Reopen the Schools.

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

The Ebola crisis is not a health crisis. It is at its core a crisis of crushing poverty where health services are nonexistent or inadequate.

In Broad Fight Against Ebola, Football Stars Can Help

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 02.01.2015 | World
Jim Yong Kim

The World Health Organization reported a global total of more than 16,000 cases and nearly 6,943 deaths. We also expect economic losses in the billions of dollars in the West Africa region, as employees stay home, markets close, and food prices rise. At the same time, we are seeing some hopeful signs.

Ebola Crisis: What About China's Role?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

At long last, China is stepping up to the plate and contributing to the fight against Ebola, though some may wonder whether it is too little, too late. For years, China has sought to extract Africa's raw resources at the expense of human rights and the environment.

What You Are Not Hearing About Ebola

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

At least 30 experts were unable to attend the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Conference in New Orleans these past few days, as the ...

The Costs of Ebola: Guinea and Sierra Leone

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
Steve H. Hanke

For a clear snapshot of a country's economic performance, a look at my misery index is particularly edifying. The misery index is simply the sum of th...

It's Young Girls and Women on the Front Lines of the Ebola Crisis

Chernor Bah | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
Chernor Bah

Despite being primary care givers, girls typically have less education and even lesser access to scientifically based information.

Healthcare workers treating Ebola patients should be commended--not treated as untouchables

Rep. Karen Bass | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Rep. Karen Bass

As American leaders, we are called to follow our greater angels, not play into fear, and support nurses like Kaci Hickox and provide assistance and encouragement to our brave health care personnel who are doing the Lord's work in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

Global Epidemics Need Global Leadership

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

It can only be hoped that as we work to contain the Ebola epidemic at its source in West Africa -- which is the only way it will be contained -- the world will learn that we must spend the political and financial capital needed to prepare for future epidemics that will surely come.

U.S. Ambassador To UN Travels To Ebola-Stricken West Africa

Reuters | Michelle Nichols | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics

By Michelle Nichols WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is traveling to Guinea on Sunday and ...

New York Ebola Patient Enters Next Phase Of Illness

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living

The New York City doctor who tested positive for Ebola has entered the next phase of his illness, according to the New York City Health And Hospitals ...

Ebola Cases Top 10,000

Reuters | Stephanie Nebehay | Posted 10.25.2014 | World

* Bulk of cases in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone * Total includes new cases in Mali, U.S. * WHO warns that Ebola coming closer to Ivory Coast ...

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.

Ban The (Imaginary) Flights

Daniel Rosenberg | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Daniel Rosenberg

I've been to West Africa, working as a music journalist, and to get there from the United States is not easy. I was based in Ann Arbor at the time, and had to take four flights to get to Mali, connecting in places like Amsterdam and Zurich along the way.

Lack of Courage and Common Sense are Ebola's Greatest Ally

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.20.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Seriously -- after all the time that has passed since the outbreak of the virus in West Africa earlier this year, why are guidelines for health care workers only being developed and distributed now?

Ebola and National Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The discussions quietly occurring in the corridors of the White House, CIA, Pentagon, and in other capitals throughout the world certainly point to grave concern on the part of policy and decision makers about the possibility of a worst-case scenario becoming reality.

The HeartString: Counting Where it Matters for Maternal Health

Barry Segal | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

Imagine it is pouring rain. You are deep in a village, it is nighttime with no electricity, no phone, and you are miles from a road. These are often the circumstances when Ato Rose, a traditional midwife in Northern Uganda, attends a birth.

Ebola: Ten Proposals to Engage Religious Actors More Proactively

Katherine Marshall | Posted 12.08.2014 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Networks of religious and faith-inspired actors are a resource that could magnify the impact of urgent responses and recovery plans in West Africa.