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Fight Ebola. Reopen the Schools.

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

The Ebola crisis is not a health crisis. It is at its core a crisis of crushing poverty where health services are nonexistent or inadequate.

In Broad Fight Against Ebola, Football Stars Can Help

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Jim Yong Kim

The World Health Organization reported a global total of more than 16,000 cases and nearly 6,943 deaths. We also expect economic losses in the billions of dollars in the West Africa region, as employees stay home, markets close, and food prices rise. At the same time, we are seeing some hopeful signs.

Ebola Crisis: What About China's Role?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 11.07.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

At long last, China is stepping up to the plate and contributing to the fight against Ebola, though some may wonder whether it is too little, too late. For years, China has sought to extract Africa's raw resources at the expense of human rights and the environment.

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 ...

The Costs of Ebola: Guinea and Sierra Leone

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 10.31.2014 | World
Steve H. Hanke

For a clear snapshot of a country's economic performance, a look at my misery index is particularly edifying. The misery index is simply the sum of th...

It's Young Girls and Women on the Front Lines of the Ebola Crisis

Chernor Bah | Posted 10.31.2014 | World
Chernor Bah

Despite being primary care givers, girls typically have less education and even lesser access to scientifically based information.

Healthcare workers treating Ebola patients should be commended--not treated as untouchables

Rep. Karen Bass | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Rep. Karen Bass

As American leaders, we are called to follow our greater angels, not play into fear, and support nurses like Kaci Hickox and provide assistance and encouragement to our brave health care personnel who are doing the Lord's work in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

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.

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 12.10.2014 | 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 12.10.2014 | 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 12.08.2014 | 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 12.08.2014 | 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Guinea Detects Ebola In New Region

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2014 | 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 11.02.2014 | 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.