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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.

Ebola Panic and Human Rights: Racism and Public Health in the United States @HuffPostBlog

Jack Healey | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

Human rights would be empowered by a proportional and rational response, but knee-jerk fear has a history of racism in this country when it comes to public health. Unfortunately, current media reactions, prevalent in mainstream and social media, are fanning flames of xenophobia in America and withholding care from those that need it most.

The Youngest Victims: Combating the Social Isolation of Ebola Orphans

Kim Samuel | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Kim Samuel

The loss of a mother or father is traumatic in the extreme -- yet, for these children, the tragedy is being compounded by social isolation. At a time when they so desperately need compassion and care, many are being shunned and ostracized for fear of contamination. Surely, we can summon the courage, compassion and commitment to do better.

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?

Stop Freaking Out About Ebola and Support the Troops (A Note From a Military Girlfriend)

Briana Murphy | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact
Briana Murphy

We, as citizens of this incredible nation, must rise to the task of supporting those who will be at the front lines of eradicating Ebola. Our Soldiers are representing America in a noble mission that is difficult and necessary in order to protect our country and the greater global society.

I Am a Liberian. I Am Not a Virus.

Let Girls Lead | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact
Let Girls Lead

I want people to understand that we are more than the latest breaking news. We are not "those Africans." We are not pitiful media images, statistics or projections. We are mothers, fathers, children, scholars, artists, doctors, and survivors. We are people.

The Cost of Ebola and the Misery Index

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 10.17.2014 | World
Steve H. Hanke

With Ebola wreaking havoc on Liberia (and neighboring countries), the level of misery is, unfortunately set to soar.

A Grandmother on Curbing the Chicken Little Virus

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Margaret Sullivan

Politicians with their heads fixated on their reelection polling numbers and their commentator supporters running in circles and, like Chicken Little, crying "The sky is falling" are hazardous.

EBOLA NIGHTMARE: 'The Entire City Is Covered With Bodies'

The New York Times | BEN C. SOLOMON | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia — Racing along cracked and bumpy roads here, Gordon Kamara shouted into his cellphone over the shrieking sirens of his ambulance. ...

Liberian Women Adopt New Strategies in Ebola Response

UN Women | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN Women Radio host Justice Clarke and his guests sit in a semi-circular United Nations radio studio for a live discussion of ...

The Big, Unanswered Questions About Ebola

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Hoyt Hilsman

While some accuse the media of fanning the flames of fear, it does seem reasonable for the press and others to be asking these larger questions of the social and economic impact of a potential epidemic, even if it is still fairly remote.

Amanda Terkel

Liberians Living In U.S. Fear Ebola Stigma

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- News about the latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has hit Liberia harder than any other country, has caused some awkward moment...

The Devastating Shortages Liberia Faces In Its Battle Against Ebola

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.15.2014 | World

While the United States is debating the protocols for health care workers treating Ebola patients in American hospitals, a report recently published i...

A Little Boy Gives Us Hope in Liberia

Jolene Mullins | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Jolene Mullins

That's the importance of community care and what we're doing on the ground in Liberia. Making sure people have the facts and that care and treatment are available.

For the Women of Liberia, a Long Road Ahead to Rebuild After Ebola Crisis

Krista Walton Potter | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Krista Walton Potter

As long as we have these issues -- lack of infrastructure, lack of education, lack of access to healthcare, lack of gender equality, and the reality of foreign-imposed restrictions -- then there is going to be another crisis further down the road.

UN Medical Worker Dies Of Ebola

AP | Posted 10.14.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — A United Nations medical worker who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has died despite "intensive medical procedures," a German hospi...

How Will We Honor Thomas Eric Duncan?

Joan Gass | Posted 10.13.2014 | World
Joan Gass

We need to stand for this simple truth: where you live should not determine whether you live. We need to support the immediate response efforts: making sure there are enough treatment beds, emergency health care workers, and community care kits.

Gut-Wrenching Images Show The Brutal Reality Of The Ebola Outbreak In Liberia

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

Grim news emerged in the battle against Ebola on Friday as the World Health Organization announced that more than 4,000 people have died from the dise...

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.

In Life and Death, Thomas Eric Duncan Exposed Severe Gaps in Anti-Ebola Efforts on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Robtel Neajai Pailey | Posted 10.10.2014 | World
Robtel Neajai Pailey

If Duncan had not made it on the Brussels Airlines flight en route to Dallas, he probably would have become one of the nameless, faceless victims of Ebola.

Could Liberia's Democracy Become Ebola's Next Victim?

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 10.09.2014 | World
Kevin A. Lees

Liberia has increasingly been stuck in the kind of siege mentality that residents thought they'd left behind with the end of the civil war in 2002. In short, Liberia's Ebola crisis has become as much a governance crisis as a health crisis.

A Firsthand Account of Life at the Epicenter of the Ebola Outbreak in Monrovia, Liberia

Garrett Ingoglia | Posted 10.09.2014 | World
Garrett Ingoglia

When traveling to areas devastated by earthquakes and violent storms, the physical damage is often apparent even before you step off the plane.

How Children Orphaned By Ebola Fight For Survival

AP | KRISTA LARSON | Posted 10.09.2014 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First 16-year-old Promise Cooper's mother complained of a hurting head and raging fever, and she died days later on the way...

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.