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How Pregnant Women Are Becoming Victims Of The Ebola Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact

In an effort to keep the virus contained, Fatumata Fofana was denied access to a hospital in July because she didn't have Ebola. Amid being transf...

Dispatch From Liberia: No Condition Is Permanent

Adam C. Levine | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Adam C. Levine

I sigh with relief. We've lost many patients since opening the ETU almost two weeks ago, but tonight -- my very last night here -- it doesn't look like anyone's going to die.

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.

How Liberians In The U.S. Are Dealing With An Epidemic Across The Ocean

Think Progress | Sam P.K. Collins | Posted 09.25.2014 | Black Voices

The Ebola virus has infected more than 4,000 people in West Africa since February — more than half of whom have succumbed. The Centers for Disease C...

Dispatch From Liberia: Ebola Rising

Adam C. Levine | Posted 09.25.2014 | World
Adam C. Levine

On the evening of June 23, a middle-aged woman walked into the emergency room of Phebe Hospital with a fever. Located in Bong County in the rural heart of Liberia, Phebe was known as one of the best hospitals in the country.

Top Liberian Official Warns Ebola Crisis May Plunge The Country Back Into Conflict

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.24.2014 | World

A top official in Liberia's government warned on Wednesday that the Ebola outbreak ravaging through West Africa may have disastrous consequences for t...

Liberia Warns Ebola May Force Region Back Into Conflict

AFP | Zoom Dosso | Posted 09.24.2014 | World

Monrovia (AFP) - Liberia has warned it may slip back to civil war along with neighbouring Sierra Leone if the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa is a...

UN: Liberia Facing Grave Shortages In Health Workers, Bed Spaces To Combat Ebola

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact

* West African state hardest hit by hemorrhagic fever epidemic * Liberia has 350-400 bed spaces, far below target of 2,000 ...

Coerced Consent

B. D. Colen | Posted 09.17.2014 | Media
B. D. Colen

As I think about my work this past year in Liberia and Haiti, I am reminded of these thoughts I included in a Reporter's Notebook that I wrote for Newsday after returning from having covered the famine in Somalia in 1993. It strikes me that what I wrote then is always applicable to reporting in the developing world.

Liberian President Hopes U.S. Ebola Pledge Will Spur Others To Help

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact

(Adds quote, background) MONROVIA, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf called a U.S. decision to deploy 3,000...

All Hell Has Broken Loose in Liberia

Sister Barbara Brillant | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion
Sister Barbara Brillant

The fear of Ebola threatens to undermine our efforts over the last decade. During the war, you could at least hear the bullets, and you knew when to duck. Ebola is different. It's a silent killer that can spread without people even knowing.

Liberian Town Loses Its ‘Prayer Warrior' In Latest Ebola Casualty

blogs.wsj.com | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion

JOE BLOW TOWN, Liberia—“Sis” Jartu Kerkulah was in the floral-print chair in her living room when the burial team in biohazard suits found her. ...

American Ebola Survivor Kent Brantly Donates Blood To Fellow Missionary Doctor

Religion News Service | Karen Weintraub and Liz Szabo | Posted 09.14.2014 | Religion

(RNS) An American physician who contracted Ebola while working in a West African hospital has received a blood transfusion from another American missi...

In Ebola-Stricken Liberia, Patients Can't Even Get Through The Hospital Door

Posted 09.13.2014 | World

The deadly Ebola virus is spreading so fast that the World Health Organization says its emergency response can't keep up. The already-struggling natio...

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.

In Battle Against Ebola, Banning Flights Is Not the Solution

Donna A. Patterson | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
Donna A. Patterson

Completely restricting air travel to countries battling Ebola and to those in the West African sub region is not the solution. In order to contain the outbreak, adequate supplies and personnel should be accessible to the affected countries.

Dispatch from Liberia: Ebola 101

Adam C. Levine | Posted 09.09.2014 | 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.

Ebola, Justice, and Liberia's New Fight

Blair Glencorse | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Blair Glencorse

Almost unanimously, public health officials are predicting that the Ebola crisis will get worse before it is contained.

Ebola's Economic Side Effects May Kill More People Than the Virus

CARE | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
CARE

The devastating effect Ebola is having on West Africa's fragile economies is already coming into focus. Community-wide quarantines, road blocks, the suspension of international flights, and the closure of international borders are strangling commerce.

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.

Powerful Video Shows Ebola Patient On The Run In Liberia

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.03.2014 | World

The fear and chaos wrought by West Africa's Ebola outbreak is powerfully illustrated in a Reuters video released on Tuesday of an infected patient on ...

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?

Dispatch From Liberia: An Epidemic of Fear

Adam C. Levine | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Adam C. Levine

As of this week, Ebola is killing 100 people every couple days in West Africa. But the true impact of the crisis in West Africa should be measured in the wider impact the disease has wrought. It is not Ebola alone causing the catastrophe in West Africa today -- it is an epidemic of fear.

3 People Showing Us How the War Against Ebola Will Be Won - Not Lost

Raj Panjabi | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
Raj Panjabi

Amidst headlines of death, quarantine and abandoned hospitals, it is hard to feel anything but despair about West Africa's fight against Ebola. But despair doesn't end epidemics - only leaders with solutions do.

Who Fired Live Rounds in West Point? The Answer Matters for Liberians

Sabrina Karim | Posted 08.29.2014 | Media
Sabrina Karim

In a country like Liberia, it matters who fires live rounds. It matters who uses less lethal means to control crowds. It matters who is present when things go awry. The reputation of an entire institution is at stake. Because, in Liberia, where mistrust of the government runs deep, incidents can be used to fuel the flame for future violence.