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Teenage Boy Dies Of Ebola In Liberia After Months Without New Cases

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.24.2015 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- A teenage boy has died of Ebola in Liberia, a health official said Tuesday, the first fatality since July in one of the thr...

'I Thought I Would Never See Again': After Surviving Ebola, Health Complications Persist for Many

Crystal Wells | Posted 11.10.2015 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Comfort Kollie remembers the day she was discharged from International Medical Corps' Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) like it was yesterday. "It was a Friday," she says. "Someone came in [to the ETU and asked,] "Where is Comfort? You are Ebola-free today.'"

Feeding the 'Hunger for Education'

Michael Gallaspy | Posted 11.04.2015 | Education
Michael Gallaspy

In August of 2013, I arrived in a small Liberian village deep in the forest near the border with Sierra Leone, where I was sent by the Peace Corps to teach high school. The hunger for education I witnessed there was astounding.

The 13 Coolest Abandoned Hotels and Resort Towns | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel

I know, usually the adjectives 'cool' and 'abandoned' don't seem like they should be used in the same sentence, but they should be when you're talking about forgotten resort towns and hotels.

The Sound of Africa in America

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 10.22.2015 | Black Voices
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

This mixed heritage comes alive in Lasanna "Ace" Harris' debut project "ATLiberia," which includes guest appearances by R. City. D, Woods, Lloyd Musa, and others. With a combination of soca, Afrobeat and R&B, it is music that will entertain, inspire, uplift, and make you move.

As Ebola Leaves West Africa, Why Are Resources Leaving Too?

Vishal Khetpal | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Vishal Khetpal

Tremendous progress has been undoubtedly made in the fight against Ebola, but has the world done enough to address today's diseases endemic to the region, such as malaria, or tomorrow's next infectious contagion? I am not so sure.

What Can U.S. Police Officers Learn From the Liberian National Police?

Sabrina Karim | Posted 10.16.2015 | Crime
Sabrina Karim

When it comes to community policing and de-escalating conflicts, the Liberian National Police have a lot they could share with U.S. police officers.

284 Communities at the Epicenter of the Ebola Outbreak Remained Ebola-Free - How Did That Happen? What Can We Learn from Them?

David Weiss | Posted 09.22.2015 | World
David Weiss

In the aftermath of the Ebola crisis, it is essential to improve hospital access and clinical infrastructure.

'We Were Lucky This Time': How Experts are Battling the Next Ebola

Nisarg Patel | Posted 08.27.2015 | World
Nisarg Patel

We're over 20 months into the Ebola epidemic, and while it has slowed over the last few months, new cases continue to emerge each week. Liberia, declared Ebola-free for over two months, suffered another death from the disease last month, spreading fears of a comeback in the country.

The Unbearable Lightness of Non-Profit Propaganda

Daniela Kon | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Daniela Kon

I became brutally mindful of the BS that clogs up the social change industry, specifically about the lies that we, as content creators, producers, and filmmakers are communicating to the public about the "glorious impacts" that foundations and non-profits have on impoverished communities.

Bringing Resiliency and Normalcy to Ebola-Free Liberia

Jolene Mullins | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Jolene Mullins

A recent "flare up" of Ebola showed the response system is better -- but not perfect. Vigilance is still needed. And in the long-term, building a resilient health system is crucial. Resilience is a word that is often used post-Ebola.

What You Need to Know About Energy and Poverty

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 08.19.2015 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

When power is available, it can be expensive: In many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, consumers pay as much as 20-50 cents per kilowatt-hour against a global average close to 10 cents.

Meet an Aid Worker Behind the Ebola Response in Liberia

Joel R. Charny | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Joel R. Charny

Above all, we must recognize the people who took the largest risks -- those who applied medical science, demonstrated safe health practices, and engaged in community outreach all while losing close relatives and friends to the disease.

Amidst Ebola Crisis, Coordination and Long-Term Thinking Pay Off

Leah McManus | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Leah McManus

For most of us, only a handful of moments will etch themselves forever into our memories. For me, one came when I learned that Ebola had broken out in West Africa. It was December 2013 and I was watching the news. The ticker tape across the bottom of the screen confirmed an outbreak in Guinea. The news anchor didn't even mention it.

WATCH: Celebrities Create Nutrition Bar That Saves Lives

HooplaHa | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact

What if your favorite fruit and nut bar was not just a midday snack, but was also a meal for a hungry child across the globe?

Six Ways to Rebuild Liberia's Health System: What's Next for Liberia

Joel Lamstein | Posted 08.06.2015 | Impact
Joel Lamstein

Despite new infections, Liberia is working toward rebuilding the health system and restoring confidence among communities to return to life as normal--all while keeping infection prevention practices in mind.

New Cartoon Video Demystifies Ebola

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 07.20.2015 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

The Global Health Media Project has produced a cartoon video, The Story of Ebola. The video presents the Ebola virus in scientific, yet understandable terms for West African countries still facing the viral threat.

Investing in Community Health Workers Is Essential for Preventing the Next Ebola

Raj Panjabi | Posted 07.16.2015 | Impact
Raj Panjabi

While the fight against Ebola continues in Liberia and neighboring Sierra Leone and Guinea, one vital measure for epidemic preparedness has emerged: a robust community health system.

This Land Is Your Land -- Can a Democracy Be All It Can Be Without the Possibility of Property Ownership for All?

Christopher Phillips | Posted 07.12.2015 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

Jefferson believed that the common good and the individual good are interlaced. If so, then society itself suffers right along with the individuals that comprise it when they are left out. In America today, home ownership is increasingly out of reach of ordinary Americans.

It's Too Early to Declare Victory Over Ebola

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

The resurgence of Ebola in Liberia is a sharp reminder that all efforts to fight the epidemic must remain high and that the international community should continue to be mobilized.

Ebola Is Not Over and It's Proving Hard to Beat

Christos Stylianides | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics
Christos Stylianides

Today in New York the world is coming together to pledge resources for the recovery of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. And this is support they need urgently. But it will also be an occasion to sound the alarm bell that the emergency response to the epidemic must not wane now.

Building the Next Generation of Responsible Athletes in Liberia

Blair Glencorse | Posted 07.08.2015 | Sports
Blair Glencorse

The concept of Sports for Development (S4D) is gaining prominence across the world, especially in developing countries. When properly implemented, these types of programs are very effective at creating social change and supporting development- especially of children.

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Dwight Brown | Posted 06.23.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Sometimes artistry and insanity are so intertwined you can't distinguish them. That was the challenge for singer Nina Simone; dealing with worldwide fame and a madness she couldn't shake.

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

Getting to Zero -- and Staying at Zero

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

Save the Children has been hard at work over the last year in order to help bring the world to this point. In Liberia, we've reached over 165,000 people, built two Ebola Treatment Centers, provided psychosocial support to more than 5000 children, reunified 65 children with their families and much, much more. But we didn't do all of this alone.