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Sierra Leone

The Plague

John Feffer | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
John Feffer

At what point do mistakes aggregate into something evil? At the very least, do they prevent us from claiming the mantle of good? And, of course, it's not just the mistakes that are problematic but also the deliberate policies that, for instance, align Washington with dictators and other murderous actors.

U.S. Official Warns Ebola Outbreak Will Get Worse

AP | Posted 08.27.2014 | World

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American he...

Third Sierra Leone Doctor Dies From Ebola

Posted 08.27.2014 | World

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried ...

On the Front Lines of the Ebola Outbreak

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 10.23.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

In the face of the deadly Ebola outbreak, 2002 World of Children Award Honoree, Luke Hingson, is leading a major mobilization to help supply desperately needed medical equipment and supplies to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

What Is Needed To Combat The 'Biggest Ebola Outbreak That We Have Ever Seen'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living

The two American aid workers who were the first patients to be successfully treated for Ebola in the United States were released Thursday, but the vir...

International Community, Including U.S., Must Do More to Stop Ebola Outbreak

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 10.19.2014 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

While our health planning mechanisms are likely to keep Ebola from our shores, we cannot avoid our role in the larger, global fight.

Overwhelmed Liberia Opens Another Center To Treat Ebola Patients

AP | JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH and KRISTA LARSON | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian authorities expanded Ebola treatment centers in the capital Saturday to cope with increasing numbers of patients, ...

The Cure for Ebola Is Accountability

Blair Glencorse | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Blair Glencorse

There is a tragic irony in leaders from across Africa discussing the progress of their countries with President Obama in Washington, D.C., last week even as the Ebola virus is brutally exposing the lack of capacity, antiquated health systems, and absence of governance in one corner of the continent.

How to Stop Ebola -- and the Next Outbreak

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Jim Yong Kim

We will be able to stop Ebola in the coming weeks and months. But that is not the end of the story. Will we also build a strong enough health system to stop the next outbreak? We believe that it is a moral and economic imperative to do so, and all of us must work toward that goal.

Experimental Ebola Drug Poses 'Impossible Dilemma' Say Doctors

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO and MARIA CHENG | Posted 08.14.2014 | World

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Doctors treating a Sierra Leone physician with Ebola defended their decision not to give him an experimental drug, saying Wedn...

Why This 'Miracle' Boy Who Beat Ebola Symbolizes Hope For Sierra Leone

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact

While the unprecedented spread of Ebola continues plaguing West Africa, an image of one boy has captured a wave of hope for the people of Sierra Leone...

Eleanor Goldberg

Aid Worker Speaks Out On Why Ebola Keeps Spreading

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.08.2014 | Impact

What would motivate an otherwise healthy 23-year-old American Ivy League graduate to put his life at risk to help Ebola victims? It’s pretty simp...

Liberia, Sierra Leone Race To Enforce Ebola Quarantine

AP | JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH | Posted 10.07.2014 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Soldiers clamped down on people trying to travel to Liberia's capital Thursday from rural areas hard-hit by the Ebola virus ...

Ebola and "Smart Aid"

Richard Walden | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Richard Walden

The media coverage has been slowly turning to scare stories about Ebola arriving here through infected travelers and how our own system could cope with such a happenstance.

A Friendship Close to My Heart

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

On this International Day of Friendship, my thoughts are with my friend Moses and the incredible work he has done over the years to overcome adversity.

Anna Almendrala

Why Some Ebola-Ravaged Villages Are Resistant To International Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living

Health workers in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Liberia are racing to contain the largest Ebola virus outbreak in history, but in some areas they ...

Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson Calls For U.S. Travel Ban In Response To Ebola Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is calling on the Obama administration to impose a travel ban on three West African nations in response to a growing Ebola ...

U.S.-Africa Summit: President Obama Should Dis-Invite Uganda Dictator Gen. Museveni

Milton Allimadi | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Milton Allimadi

The August Summit is an excellent moment in history to change the narrative of U.S. engagement with Africa. But the presence of some notorious ones distracts from this major event.

Anna Almendrala

Ebola Not A Significant Threat To U.S., CDC Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living

The deadly outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa is unlikely to spread outside of that region and into the United States, the Centers for Disease Con...

Protecting The Sanctuaries: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

The Nutrition for Growth Summit One Year Later: Big Plans Require Bigger Investment in Local Capacity

Kathy Spahn | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

If we fail to start making more meaningful investment in this kind of capacity development now, we may well find ourselves still struggling with inadequate health systems and limited human resource capacity not only come 2020, but 20 years down the road and beyond.

Ebola Deaths Spike In West Africa

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living

DAKAR, June 4 (Reuters) - At least 21 people died and 37 new cases of suspected Ebola were recorded in Guinea between May 29 and June 1, the World Hea...

Americans Afraid to Rescue the Nigerian Girls

Ben Barber | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Ben Barber

The president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, was afraid on May 16 to fly to the Northeastern city, Chibok where about 250 high school girls were kidna...

The World's 10 Deadliest Countries for Children and What You Can Do About It

Nick Pearson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Nick Pearson

The vast majority of these deaths are preventable and result from extreme poverty conditions in the world's poorest countries.

Mute Witnesses to Horror in Rwanda and Cambodia: The Stations of the Skulls on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.06.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

They are 5,250 miles apart, one in Asia, the other in Africa. But in each, huge piles of human skulls bear mute witness to the genocidal horrors of the last quarter of the 20th century when the world should already have learned better from the enormity of the Nazi Holocaust. Once the Chao Ponhea Yat High School, Pol Pot turned it into Security Prison 21 (S-21), where of the nearly 20,000 who passed through its satanic doors only a dozen survived. It was just one of scores of such hellholes where prisoners were beaten, tortured with electric shocks, burned with searing hot metal and water-boarded among other torments.