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Global Epidemics Need Global Leadership

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.29.2014 | 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.

U.S. Ambassador To UN Travels To Ebola-Stricken West Africa

Reuters | Michelle Nichols | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics

By Michelle Nichols WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is traveling to Guinea on Sunday and ...

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 ...

Ebola Cases Top 10,000

Reuters | Stephanie Nebehay | Posted 10.25.2014 | World

* Bulk of cases in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone * Total includes new cases in Mali, U.S. * WHO warns that Ebola coming closer to Ivory Coast ...

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.

Ban The (Imaginary) Flights

Daniel Rosenberg | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Daniel Rosenberg

I've been to West Africa, working as a music journalist, and to get there from the United States is not easy. I was based in Ann Arbor at the time, and had to take four flights to get to Mali, connecting in places like Amsterdam and Zurich along the way.

Lack of Courage and Common Sense are Ebola's Greatest Ally

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.21.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Seriously -- after all the time that has passed since the outbreak of the virus in West Africa earlier this year, why are guidelines for health care workers only being developed and distributed now?

Ebola and National Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.10.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The discussions quietly occurring in the corridors of the White House, CIA, Pentagon, and in other capitals throughout the world certainly point to grave concern on the part of policy and decision makers about the possibility of a worst-case scenario becoming reality.

The HeartString: Counting Where it Matters for Maternal Health

Barry Segal | Posted 10.10.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

Imagine it is pouring rain. You are deep in a village, it is nighttime with no electricity, no phone, and you are miles from a road. These are often the circumstances when Ato Rose, a traditional midwife in Northern Uganda, attends a birth.

Ebola: Ten Proposals to Engage Religious Actors More Proactively

Katherine Marshall | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Networks of religious and faith-inspired actors are a resource that could magnify the impact of urgent responses and recovery plans in West Africa.

The Economic Impact of Ebola

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
Marcelo Giugale

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has claimed thousands of lives -- more than 3,000 and counting -- and it has the power to take many more. It also has the power to wreck the economies of one of the poorest regions in the world.

The Ebola Outbreak: Good Medicine Against Public Panic

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2014 | 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.

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

Louis Belanger | Posted 10.06.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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.

Ebola Is Not Just West Africa's Crisis

Xanana Gusmao | Posted 09.26.2014 | 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.

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

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 09.12.2014 | 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.

Guinea Detects Ebola In New Region

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2014 | World

By Saliou Samb and Daniel Flynn CONAKRY/DAKAR, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Guinea's government said on Wednesday that Ebola had spread to a pr...

Behavior Change Is Key to the Eradication of Ebola

Darius Mans | Posted 09.02.2014 | World
Darius Mans

In remote districts in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone correct information and education is desperately needed, but messages essential to stopping Ebola's spread are not reaching those who need to hear them.

What We Know And Don't Know About Ebola's Collateral Damage

Kim Yi Dionne | Posted 09.02.2014 | Science
Kim Yi Dionne

The Ebola outbreak may also indirectly kill people, by causing a sharp increase in non-Ebola deaths (e.g., deaths due to Malaria, or typhoid fever). Can this "collateral damage" be larger than the recorded death toll, as several reports in the media have suggested?

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.

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 10.14.2014 | 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.

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.

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 ...