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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 08.19.2014 | 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 08.21.2014 | 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 08.14.2014 | 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 08.01.2014 | 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 ...

Stampede At Concert In Guinea Kills At Least 34

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

By Saliou Samb CONAKRY, July 30 (Reuters) - At least 34 people, including several children, were killed in a stampede at a beachside r...

Anna Almendrala

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.29.2014 | 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...

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...

Ebola-Linked Deaths In West Africa Rise Over 100

AP | BOUBACAR DIALLO and SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Ebola could continue to spread in West Africa for months in one of the most challenging outbreaks of the disease the internat...

This Is Exactly How Deadly Ebola Is

Posted 04.01.2014 | World

More than 78 people in the African nation of Guinea are suspected to have died since January from one of the world's most lethal infectious diseases: ...

Ebola Spreads To New Country, Kills Dozens

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2014 | World

* Marks first recorded outbreak in humans in West Africa * Ebola kills up to 90 percent of those infected (Raises death toll) ...

5 African 'Bus' Rides: Rough Riders on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Not all African buses break down, arrive days late, overwhelm you with dust and heat, or underwhelm you with esoteric notions of comfort and service. ...

Guinea Elections: Not Just Another Day at the Polls

Search for Common Ground | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThe stillness hit me first -- no honking sounds from passing cars, no street vendors offering their wares -- just overwhelming silence. During my time in Guinea, silence had become an omen of trouble.

A Fistula-Free Generation Is Achievable in Our Lifetime

Pamela Barnes | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

May is the month when we celebrate our mothers. For Fatoumata, a mother in Guinea, she is celebrating a brand new life. Recently, she was lifted from ...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Sidiki Conde and Alan Govenar on You Don't Need Feet to Dance

Dan Persons | Posted 05.24.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The subject of the documentary You Don't Need Feet to Dance, Sidiki Conde, is possibly the very definition of determination and resilience.

Freedom in the World 2013: Winners and Losers

Freedom House | Posted 03.18.2013 | World
Freedom House

by Arch Puddington and Jennifer Dunham *Arch Puddington is vice president for research at Freedom House, and Jennifer Dunham is the research a...

Teachers Matter: What I Learned at UNESCO's World Teachers' Day in Paris

Dan Brown | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education
Dan Brown

As the international consensus suggests, we must put all the resources we can into investing in the village it takes to raise quality teachers.

PHOTOS: Abandon All Hope: Visiting 10 Entrances To Hell

Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.29.2012 | Travel

Grandma may be breathless over her trip to the Holy Land and your cousin may want to go snowboarding at Heavenly, but most people receive more persona...

DSK Lawyers Dispute Report Of Hotel Maid's Medical Examination

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

JENNIFER PELTZ / AP NEW YORK -- Lawyers for former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn fought back Tuesday after a media repo...

Lawyer For Hotel Maid In Strauss-Kahn Case Says Her Remarks Were Wrongfully Portrayed

AP | COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 09.26.2011 | World

NEW YORK — The hotel maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sex assault has been wrongfully portrayed as a money-grubbing opportunist in accoun...