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Now That the Ebola Epidemic Is Over, These Are the Lessons Learned

Ronald A. Klain | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Ronald A. Klain

On Thursday, Liberia will be declared "Ebola-free" by the World Health Organization, joining Sierra Leone and Guinea -- signaling an end to the Ebola epidemic. What did we learn?

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 ...

'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 ho...

Finally, The Deadliest Ebola Outbreak Is Almost Over

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.30.2015 | World

The worst outbreak of Ebola on record that killed thousands and caused global panic in 2014 was largely brought under control this year. Sierra Leone ...

'Naming and Faming' Liberia's Most Honest Government Officials

Blair Glencorse | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact
Blair Glencorse

This raises the question: Why don't we find, celebrate and work with people like Oliver? Instead of "naming and shaming" perpetrators of corruption, why don't we "name and fame" the propagators of integrity?

"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 ...

How These Engineers Used Trash To Power A Village For The First Time

Ryan Duffy | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Ryan Duffy

This episode of Now What is, on one level, a story about All Power Labs. APL is a group of genius misfits - Burning Man artists, brilliant engineers, and welders with a rebellious streak - and to properly understand them, a bit of backstory is required. Originally, they ran an illegal art compound on the outskirts of Berkeley, CA. The city didn't like that much and cut their power in an effort to evict them. Rather than cave in and move out, they built their own power generators based on old World War II technology.

Your trash could bring electricity to billions

HuffPost Originals | Ishita Singh | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green

For most of us, it's hard to conceive of a life without power, yet a staggering 1.1 billion people on the planet do not have access to electricity. Wh...

How The US Is Supporting Survivors Of Sexual Violence

Catherine Russell | Posted 12.18.2015 | World
Catherine Russell

Sexual and gender-based violence is not a new phenomenon. But a global effort to address the problem, better educate communities, and build and strengthen systems to respond to violence when it happens -- both in healing the victims and punishing the perpetrators -- will go a long way to stopping it.

It's Time for Action on Universal Health Coverage

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 12.17.2015 | World
Jim Yong Kim

We cannot afford to put off action any longer. Experts predict that within the next 30 years, we are likely to face a pandemic like the 1918 Spanish Flu, which could kill as many as 30 million people in 250 days -- and reduce global GDP by nearly five percent, or close to $4 trillion.

A Prayer of Thanksgiving to the God of All Children in America and the World

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Help us to love and respect and protect and welcome them all on this day of Thanksgiving as we affirm the sacredness of every child in our own country and all around the world.

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

Playboy.com | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel
Playboy.com

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.