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The Ebola Outbreak: Good Medicine Against Public Panic

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

As a former senior health administrator in Texas, and now as the leader of a major international medical NGO, I know from experience that in the United States and other developed nations, we have the tools, experience and procedures that can halt any Ebola outbreak in its tracks.

Why the World Must Act Now on Ebola

Michael Elliott | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
Michael Elliott

Poor, post-conflict states cannot provide all the investment to secure good health outcomes themselves. That is why outside assistance on public health continues to be so vital.

Ebola Outbreak -- The Heroic Response From Medical NGOs (PHOTOS)

Louis Belanger | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Louis Belanger

Yet, despite immense challenges, hundreds of local health care workers and non-governmental organizations are working in field hospitals, Ebola treatment units and training facilities, as well as organizing education and awareness programs.

The Fight Against Ebola Is a Fight Against Inequality

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Jim Yong Kim

The knowledge and infrastructure to treat the sick and contain the virus exists in high- and middle-income counties. So now thousands of people in these countries are dying because, in the lottery of birth, they were born in the wrong place.

Arthur Delaney

Obama Administration Dislikes Bobby Jindal's Travel Ban Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is not on board with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's (R) proposal to ban travel from Ebola-stricken countries. ...

For Liberians, Reality of Ebola Is Shrouded in Fear and Unknown

Seema Manohar | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Seema Manohar

For a country where nearly every family lost someone during a long civil war in the not-so-distant past, this outbreak hits deeply on so many levels.

U.S. Ramps Up Ebola Troop Deployments, Total May Near 4,000

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

(Recasts with details, background) By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday it may sen...

Disturbing Video Shows 'Ebola Victim' Wake Up In Body Bag

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.03.2014 | World

ABC News journalists in Liberia captured a horrifying scene from the frontline of the Ebola outbreak on Thursday while filming a burial team picking u...

Liberia Imposes Media Restrictions On 'Invasive' Ebola Coverage

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2014 | Media

* Reporters must get government permission to cover outbreak * Could face arrest, prosecution if not * Move aimed at pro...

Up To 100 People May Have Had Some Kind Of Contact With Texas Ebola Patient

Reuters | Lisa Maria Garza | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Up to 100 people may have had direct or indirect contact with the first person to be diagnosed with t...

On the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Daniel Raphael | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Daniel Raphael

It is true that countries have a responsibility to their own citizens beyond others, yet does this mean that countries can neglect the plight of so many?

How Pregnant Women Are Becoming Victims Of The Ebola Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact

In an effort to keep the virus contained, Fatumata Fofana was denied access to a hospital in July because she didn't have Ebola. Amid being transf...

Dispatch From Liberia: No Condition Is Permanent

Adam C. Levine | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Adam C. Levine

I sigh with relief. We've lost many patients since opening the ETU almost two weeks ago, but tonight -- my very last night here -- it doesn't look like anyone's going to die.

Ebola Is Not Just West Africa's Crisis

Xanana Gusmao | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Xanana Gusmao

This is an emergency of enormous scale, and we all have a moral obligation to stand shoulder to shoulder to ensure its swift conclusion. Especially, as we see time and again, it is the poorest and most vulnerable that are most at risk.

How Liberians In The U.S. Are Dealing With An Epidemic Across The Ocean

Think Progress | Sam P.K. Collins | Posted 09.25.2014 | Black Voices

The Ebola virus has infected more than 4,000 people in West Africa since February — more than half of whom have succumbed. The Centers for Disease C...

Dispatch From Liberia: Ebola Rising

Adam C. Levine | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Adam C. Levine

On the evening of June 23, a middle-aged woman walked into the emergency room of Phebe Hospital with a fever. Located in Bong County in the rural heart of Liberia, Phebe was known as one of the best hospitals in the country.

Top Liberian Official Warns Ebola Crisis May Plunge The Country Back Into Conflict

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.24.2014 | World

A top official in Liberia's government warned on Wednesday that the Ebola outbreak ravaging through West Africa may have disastrous consequences for t...

Liberia Warns Ebola May Force Region Back Into Conflict

AFP | Zoom Dosso | Posted 09.24.2014 | World

Monrovia (AFP) - Liberia has warned it may slip back to civil war along with neighbouring Sierra Leone if the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa is a...

UN: Liberia Facing Grave Shortages In Health Workers, Bed Spaces To Combat Ebola

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact

* West African state hardest hit by hemorrhagic fever epidemic * Liberia has 350-400 bed spaces, far below target of 2,000 ...

Coerced Consent

B. D. Colen | Posted 11.17.2014 | Media
B. D. Colen

As I think about my work this past year in Liberia and Haiti, I am reminded of these thoughts I included in a Reporter's Notebook that I wrote for Newsday after returning from having covered the famine in Somalia in 1993. It strikes me that what I wrote then is always applicable to reporting in the developing world.

Liberian President Hopes U.S. Ebola Pledge Will Spur Others To Help

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact

(Adds quote, background) MONROVIA, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf called a U.S. decision to deploy 3,000...

All Hell Has Broken Loose in Liberia

Sister Barbara Brillant | Posted 11.15.2014 | Religion
Sister Barbara Brillant

The fear of Ebola threatens to undermine our efforts over the last decade. During the war, you could at least hear the bullets, and you knew when to duck. Ebola is different. It's a silent killer that can spread without people even knowing.

Liberian Town Loses Its ‘Prayer Warrior' In Latest Ebola Casualty

blogs.wsj.com | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion

JOE BLOW TOWN, Liberia—“Sis” Jartu Kerkulah was in the floral-print chair in her living room when the burial team in biohazard suits found her. ...

American Ebola Survivor Kent Brantly Donates Blood To Fellow Missionary Doctor

Religion News Service | Karen Weintraub and Liz Szabo | Posted 09.14.2014 | Religion

(RNS) An American physician who contracted Ebola while working in a West African hospital has received a blood transfusion from another American missi...

In Ebola-Stricken Liberia, Patients Can't Even Get Through The Hospital Door

Posted 09.13.2014 | World

The deadly Ebola virus is spreading so fast that the World Health Organization says its emergency response can't keep up. The already-struggling natio...