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Local Liberian Communities Take Action

Joel Lamstein | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Joel Lamstein

The fight against the Ebola epidemic is a critical global issue that has captivated the attention of the broader international community. It has been a decade since Liberia emerged from an extended civil war.r

My Four Heroes (Three Survived) of 2014

Millennium Campus Network | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Millennium Campus Network

This fall I had an out of office email auto-reply on most days, traveling across Mexico, Azerbaijan, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, and beyond to meet with youth leaders. Four millennials I connected with along the way define leadership for our generation.

Arthur Delaney

Lonely Senator Visits Liberia, Hopes To Remind America There's Still An Ebola Outbreak

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) traveled to the West African nation of Liberia this week, partly to remind the American people that an Ebola e...

Woman Who Saved Family From Ebola Will Attend Nursing School In U.S. (How To Help)

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact

Fatu Kekula didn't have a hazmat suit or physician's expertise. She did, however, have trash bags, some nursing training and the determination to save...

Liberia Holds Delayed Election Despite Ebola Fears

AP | By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH | Posted 12.20.2014 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Health workers carrying thermometers and sanitizers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their...

Can Bosnia's Army Save the World?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 12.17.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Soldiers, officers and police that fought against each other two decades earlier are now working together in UN and NATO operations to keep or deliver peace.

Out of the Mouth of Babes: 'Making Corruption' at the Expense of Children in Liberia

Robtel Neajai Pailey | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Robtel Neajai Pailey

At the moment, children across the country like my niece are out of school because, among other problems, too many people have been 'making corruption' at their expense.

Liberians Urged To Travel Last Mile To Beat Ebola

AP | CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY | Posted 12.10.2014 | World

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's junior doctors went on strike for a second day Tuesday, a move they dubbed a "tactical retreat" to dema...

Advent Hope: The Joy of Meeting Kenneth Bae

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 12.08.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

In the life of the church, Advent is a season of waiting -- waiting to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Advent is also a season of hope as the church lives in the hope that Jesus brings. Throughout our lives, we experience seasons of waiting of differing time periods and intensities.

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.

Education Over Ebola: Using Low-Cost Tech Innovation In Liberia

Tariq Fancy | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Tariq Fancy

While it is crucial that the rest of the world deliver medical aid to help Liberia meet the massive need for health care, the secondary consequences of the outbreak should not be ignored. Besides containing Ebola, Liberians need food and basic supplies. They need assistance for non-Ebola related health issues. They need creative solutions in education.

Health Workers on the Frontlines of the Ebola Epidemic in Liberia

Joel Lamstein | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Joel Lamstein

Our goal is to help the Liberian government overcome the epidemic and resume strengthening the national health system so it can swiftly contain the next public health crisis.

Ebola Fundamentally Alters the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Phuoc Le, MD | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Phuoc Le, MD

I arrived in Liberia two weeks ago, and have yet to touch another human being. For months health care workers have been practicing a "no touch" policy on medical provision.

Firestone And The Warlord

ProPublica, Frontline | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
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HARBEL, Liberia — The killers launched from the plantation under a waning moon one night in October 1992. They surged past tin-roofed villages and j...

TV's Forgotten Continent: Why Television Refuses To Depict The Real Africa

Salon | Sonia Saraiya | Posted 11.18.2014 | Black Voices

If you only learned about the continent of Africa through television, you would be forgiven for thinking it was a dangerous, uncharted and possibly f...

In Liberia, Mobile Banking to Help Ebola-affected Women Traders

UN Women | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
UN Women

In a country where approximately 85 percent of daily market traders are women, Ebola prevention measures are having a drastic impact on their livelihoods and economic security.

How Tech Giants Are Helping to #StopEbola

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

Indeed, 2.5 million children under five are living in the hardest-hit areas across the region, and 75 percent of all children infected in the current epidemic have died. Even those who are not infected themselves risk losing their parents to this terrible disease and often end up alone and ostracized by their communities.

West Africa Does Not Need Your Donations to Fight Ebola

Ifeoma Ajunwa | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Ifeoma Ajunwa

A few days ago, Google announced that it will donate $2 for every $1 people donate to nonprofits such as Médecins Sans Frontières and Save the Children in the fight against Ebola. As well-intentioned as this campaign might be, short-lived charity donations are not what is necessary to successfully eradicate the Ebola virus.

U.S. Cuts Troop Presence On Liberia Ebola Mission

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

(Adds quotes, official, details; byline) By David Alexander WASHINGTON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. military force being...

Ebola, the News Cycle, and the Affliction of Short Attention Spans

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Real problems, in the real world, are rarely solved by either the excessively afflicted or the unduly comfortable. Real problems, like Ebola, tend to populate the space between cause for panic and allowance for apathy. Real solutions, whatever the headlines, tend to reside there as well.

Climate Change This Week: Ikea Sells Solar, IPCC's Urgent Report, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Screen capture of Facebook Timeline Photos Stephen Colbert: The Republicans' Inspi...

Liberian Village Becomes A New Ebola Epicenter

AP | WADE WILLIAMS | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

JENEWONDE, Liberia (AP) — A schoolteacher brought his sick daughter from Liberia's capital to this small town of 300 people. Soon he and his entire ...

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.

The Riddle Of Liberia's Empty Ebola Beds

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

By Derick Snyder and Joe Bavier MONROVIA/ABIDJAN, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Health workers in Liberia are struggling to tell whether a growing number of em...