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Ebola Aid Workers Shocked By WHO's 'Amateurism'

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2014 | 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...

Major Donations To Ebola Efforts Came Only After Disease Spiraled Out Of Control

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact

In as early as March, the Ebola crisis was deemed an "unprecedented epidemic." But major donors didn’t get the memo until the disease had already sp...

Doctors Without Borders Volunteer Contracts Ebola

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact

PARIS, Sept 17 (Reuters) - A French volunteer working for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Liberia has contracted the Ebola virus, the medical charity sa...

As Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Here's How You Can Help

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

While the Obama administration is announcing ramped up efforts Tuesday by pledging to send 3,000 U.S. military personnel to help overwhelmed health ca...

Turning Away Donations From "Bad Donors"

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 11.15.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

It's clear that Reddit wants to embrace this aspect of its community, which means it's offering something that could be very valuable to us in the nonprofit sector -- if we're open to it.

Fight Against Ebola Outbreak Is 4 Months Behind Where It Should Be: Aid Expert

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact

National governments and health organizations around the world are scrambling to overcome lapses in leadership and logistical issues to turn around a ...

Five Ways to Strengthen the U.S. Response to Ebola

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Sen. Chris Coons

This is a manageable public health crisis that we know how to solve, but doing so requires our focus, our attention, our resolve and our resources, tools that only the United States has.

Dispatch from Liberia: Ebola 101

Adam C. Levine | Posted 11.09.2014 | World
Adam C. Levine

As I watch the woman seizing in front of me though, I do not feel helplessness, but shame. In many ways, learning how to care for patients with Ebola means unlearning some of my most basic clinical instincts.

Into Africa To Fight Ebola

Claire Fordham | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Claire Fordham

A Malibu mother of two teenagers is walking straight into one of the most dangerous situations in the world.

UN: To End Ebola, Every Country Needs To Think 'What Can We Do To Help'

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact

(Changes dateline to United Nations from New York, adds U.N. and WHO comments) UNITED NATIONS, Sept 2 (Reuters) - The worst ever outbr...

Fantasy Football Could Help Raise Millions For Charity

USA Today | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact

It's that time of year again that has every major-league baseball player and executive salivating. Nah, we're not talking about pennant races. W...

Doctors Without Borders

Anita Casalina | Posted 08.14.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

Ever since I first heard of them in the 70s, Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF) has been one of the organizations that most ...

What Can You See Across a Border?

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

How can we see people across borders when we build higher and higher walls? How can we see people across borders from thousands of feet in the air?

Remembering Dick Rockefeller

Henry Miller | Posted 08.17.2014 | New York
Henry Miller

Dick Rockefeller once slept on my couch. That's all you need to know to understand that Dr. Richard Rockefeller, an heir to the Rockefeller fortune, wasn't your typical son of great wealth.

The Secret to a Long Life: Be an Asshole

John Blumenthal | Posted 08.01.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Everybody I know thinks of me as a nice person. I go out of my way to help people; I'm unfailingly kind and compassionate; I give money to charities w...

The Good Company She Kept

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

If it's true that in life we are known by the company we keep, why not expand that company after death? Especially if you've kept remarkably good company.

Deadly Attack In Central African Republic Kills Aid Workers And Chiefs

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2014 | World

BANGUI, April 27 (Reuters) - At least 22 people, including 15 local chiefs and three local members of staff from medical charity Medecins Sans Front...

My Return to Rwanda and the Forgotten Crisis Next Door

Rachel Kiddell-Monroe | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Rachel Kiddell-Monroe

As we remember the Rwandan genocide of 20 years ago, my hope is that we will look next door to the Democratic Republic of Congo and the everyday emergency that is bringing a people to its knees.

As Violence and Hate Increase in Burma, Business as Usual for the US

Tom Andrews | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Tom Andrews

Today Defense Secretary Hagel is hosting the Defense Minister of Burma among others to discuss the Obama administration’s commitment to “peace and security” in the region. But there is no peace and security for the ethnic minorities in Burma.

South Sudan Patients Shot Dead In Hospital Beds: Aid Group

AP | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

JUBA, South Sudan — The aid group Doctors Without Borders says the extreme violence and lack of respect for health care workers in South Sudan has m...

Leadership Communications: The Shtickiness Factor in All the Odd Places

Liz Wainger | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Liz Wainger

In today's overhyped, over messaged world, those who break through and grab our attention are those who are shticky. But lest you thought Shtickiness is only the purview of performers, think again.