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Stolen Moment of the Week: Doctors Without Borders Benefit

Mindy Tucker | Posted 11.21.2014 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

Who: Anna Bass, Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Fred Armisen, Jessica Delfino, Regina Spektor, Jack Dishel, Greg Barris, Janeane Garofalo, Elna Bake...

Forget Kickstarter, What You Really Need Is 'Workharder'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 11.21.2014 | Comedy

This goes out to anyone who's ever rolled their eyes at a Kickstarter video, A.K.A, basically everyone. In a spot-on crowdfunding parody written an...

Obama: Say No to This 'Partnership'

Martha Burk | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

What is the TPP? A giant trade agreement between the U.S. and 12 Pacific Rim nations now being negotiated in secret. Well, mostly in secret. Around 600 corporations have seen a draft. Yet Congress and the public still have not.

What You Are Not Hearing About Ebola

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.06.2014 | 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 ...

How To Donate To Fight Ebola Without Getting Scammed

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2014 | Impact

(The author is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Mitch Lipka Oct 31 (Reuters) - Many chari...

Zach Carter

Obama Has Been Fighting Doctors Without Borders For Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's a little unusual to see the Obama administration singing the praises of Doctors Without Borders, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning nonp...

Global Epidemics Need Global Leadership

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.31.2014 | 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.

Volunteers At New Ebola Unit 'Love' Their Work

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact

By Michelle Nichols GBARNGA, Liberia, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Deep in a Liberian bush, two U.S. nurses are taking a break after spending tw...

Is Forced Quarantine for Ebola Legal?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Is it legal for a state (or the federal) government to detain and quarantine you against your will for health reasons? Yes. Has this sort of thing been done before? Yes. Will it be effective? No. Is it just a political ploy to garner votes from a panicked public? Oh my yes.

Dana Liebelson

Doctors Worry Ebola Quarantines Could Keep Them From Fighting Disease

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since 2009, British doctor Javid Abdelmoneim has gone into the field five times through Doctors Without Borders, providing medical care ...

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 ...

Doctors Without Borders Saves 1,000th Ebola Patient

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact

Doctors Without Borders is back in the limelight, but this time it’s for hitting an impressive milestone. The first international aid organizati...

Dr. Craig Spencer, NYC Ebola Patient, Followed Health Monitoring Protocols

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living

It’s not yet clear how Dr. Craig Spencer came into direct contact with the Ebola virus when he was working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sa...

To Fight Ebola, West Africa Needs More Health Care Workers -- Not Money

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact

* Doctors and nurses needed rather than money * Foreign countries reluctant to send trained staff * More than 240 health...

Here's How You Can Help End Ebola With Just A Few Bucks

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact

Though more than 4,500 people have died from Ebola in West Africa, and the U.N. has made a desperate plea for more funding to combat the virus, donati...

Why We Must Raise Money for Ebola Now

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 10.21.2014 | 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.

Rethinking Community Service: You Can Fight Ebola by Joining Online Mapping

Dannia Guzman | Posted 10.16.2014 | College
Dannia Guzman

It turns out that there is a simple way each and every one of us can help. That is through a humanitarian mapping global collaboration.

The Big, Unanswered Questions About Ebola

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Hoyt Hilsman

While some accuse the media of fanning the flames of fear, it does seem reasonable for the press and others to be asking these larger questions of the social and economic impact of a potential epidemic, even if it is still fairly remote.

Here Are All The Times Doctors Without Borders Tried To Warn Us About Ebola

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living

When it comes to Ebola, it's not that the international community wasn't warned, it's just that nobody was paying attention. In the nearly seven m...

To Stop Ebola Here, We Must Stop It There

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Even after all this, we are losing the battle against Ebola. Why can I say this? Because most epidemics follow a bell-shaped cure.

Ebola Aid Workers Shocked By WHO's 'Amateurism'

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact

* Calls for reform of U.N. health agency after mishandling Ebola * Hit by cuts, WHO rebuffed calls to play more active role ...

Doctors Volunteering To Help Ebola Crisis, But It May Be Too Late

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact

After months of seeing almost no qualified doctors volunteer to help treat infected Ebola victims in West Africa, physicians are now signing up in dro...

Intimidation, Uncertainty Mar Aid Work in Myanmar's Rakhine State

Kyle Knight | Posted 11.20.2014 | World
Kyle Knight

The aid response in the western Burmese state has been tricky since two bouts of communal violence between Rakhine Buddhists and the minority Rohingya Muslims in June and October 2012 resulted in more than 140,000 people -- mostly Rohingyas -- being forced to flee to camps.

Liberian Boy Who Had Ebola Does Delightful Dance During Treatment, Has Since Recovered

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.19.2014 | Good News

Though this boy was fighting a devastating disease, he still found a way to bring joy to those around him. Mamadee, 11, was an Ebola-confirmed pati...

Obama: We 'Need' Nonprofits To Effectively Fight Ebola Crisis

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact

The Obama administration stepped up its efforts this week to help contain the Ebola crisis, but the president emphasized that the world won’t be abl...