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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 08.26.2014 | 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.

Under Quarantine: Ebola's Impact on Women and Girls in Liberia

Emily Teitsworth | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Emily Teitsworth

As in many public health emergencies, adolescent girls and young women are among the most marginalized and at-risk population during this crisis. In the face of this national disaster, the Let Girls Lead (LGL) network of organizations in Liberia is working to save families from Ebola.

On the Front Lines of the Ebola Outbreak

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

In the face of the deadly Ebola outbreak, 2002 World of Children Award Honoree, Luke Hingson, is leading a major mobilization to help supply desperately needed medical equipment and supplies to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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...

Shocking Photos Of A Slum On Lockdown Amid Ebola Fears

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.21.2014 | World

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed more than 1,300 lives and Liberia has the highest -- and fastest rising -- death toll, according to the ...

Clashes Break Out After Liberia Seals Off Slum To Control Ebola

AP | JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH and WADE WILLIAMS | Posted 08.21.2014 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people insid...

Photos From The Frontline Of Liberia's Deadly Ebola Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 08.28.2014 | World

One of the biggest challenges in combatting the Ebola virus, which has claimed more than 1,200 lives in West Africa, is misinformation about the disea...

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.

Patients Missing From Looted Liberia Ebola Clinic Return To Hospital

AP | JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH | Posted 08.19.2014 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people late ...

Adoption, Food and Acceptance

Allison Barberi | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Allison Barberi

One of our children collected everyone's apple cores and saved them next to her seat. We tried to assure her that we had more food, but nothing could persuade her to let us throw the apple cores away. We felt it was best to just let her have them, if it made her feel safer.

Some Who Fled Liberia's Looted Ebola Clinic Return To Quarantine

AP | By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH and KRISTA LARSON | Posted 08.19.2014 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Authorities in Liberia urgently searched on Monday for 17 people who fled an Ebola medical center over the weekend when it ...

Ebola Clinic Is Looted In Liberian Capital's Largest Slum

AP | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine cent...

Overwhelmed Liberia Opens Another Center To Treat Ebola Patients

AP | JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH and KRISTA LARSON | Posted 08.16.2014 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian authorities expanded Ebola treatment centers in the capital Saturday to cope with increasing numbers of patients, ...

As the Power Shuffle in Iraq Unfolds, Do Not Forget the Women

Kelsey L. Campbell | Posted 08.15.2014 | World
Kelsey L. Campbell

Containing and defeating the expansion of ISIS may require traditional security and military techniques. However, it will be the efforts of empowered wives, daughters, and sisters who can influence husbands, brothers, and sons to resist ISIS or similar extremist groups in the future.

Reacting Is Not Enough -- Ebola Crisis Demands International Collaboration in Prevention

David Weiss | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
David Weiss

We all hope that soon the prevention efforts will get Ebola under control. But it should be a wake-up call that it is not enough to react after an event.

Another Letter from Monrovia - Life in the Time of Ebola

B. D. Colen | Posted 08.15.2014 | World
B. D. Colen

As the state of Liberia crumbles in almost every way, Michael and Yvonne Weah and their fellow Liberians struggle on. But I'll let Mike tell you what life is now like in Monrovia, the city named for U. S. President James Monroe.

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.

The Third War

Wayétu Moore | Posted 08.15.2014 | World
Wayétu Moore

I cannot fight the contemplation of why some countries, why some men, why some histories are so far less fortunate than others. None can choose which journey they are born into, what barriers or privileges will dictate the circumstances of their lives.

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.

Stop Worrying About Ebola (And Start Worrying About What it Means)

Adam C. Levine | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Adam C. Levine

We should care a great deal about the Ebola outbreak, but not for the reasons propagated by cable news. We should care about Ebola for what it says about the current state of the health care system in resource-limited settings around the globe.

Does the Ebola Epidemic Threaten Liberia's Peace?

Sabrina Karim | Posted 08.11.2014 | World
Sabrina Karim

Eleven years ago the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), the peacekeeping mission in Liberia, helped to ensure that Liberia transitioned from decades of civil war to peace. Now the Ebola crisis in Liberia presents a major test to the domestic security sector exactly as UNMIL is scheduled to draw down.

Letter From Monrovia -- Life in the Time of Ebola

B. D. Colen | Posted 08.11.2014 | World
B. D. Colen

It's both astounding and embarrassing as an American to observe the grossly uninformed hysteria in this country over the transfer to highly controlled hospital isolation units in New York and Atlanta of two Americans with Ebola, while entire nations in West Africa are seemingly falling apart.

Liberian Protesters Demand Govt Pick Up Ebola Bodies

AP | By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH | Posted 08.09.2014 | World

MONROVA, Liberia (AP) — Riot police raced to quell a demonstration blocking Liberia's busiest highway Saturday as an angry crowd protested the gover...

Life In The Time Of Ebola

B. D. Colen | Posted 08.08.2014 | World
B. D. Colen

The following is a single question, and answer, from an email interview I did with Mohammed Foboi, a 24-year-old Liberian university student who attended a workshop I co-taught in Liberia this past January.