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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
Read More: Liberia, World News

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...

What You Are Not Hearing About Ebola

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

At least 30 experts were unable to attend the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Conference in New Orleans these past few days, as the ...

Ebola Virus Slowing In Liberia

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

(Adds detail, background) By Tom Miles GENEVA, Nov 5 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it con...

Thrust Upon Me: My Personal Experience With the Ebola Response in Liberia

Mardia Stone | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Mardia Stone

I returned to Liberia in April of this year to conduct a rapid assessment of mental health services and interventions in New Kru Town, a drug infested ghetto outlying Monrovia. There were five reported cases of Ebola virus disease and one death.

An Aid Worker's Account: 'If We Take Care, We Will Win This Battle'

Peter Biro | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Peter Biro

In a culture where intimacy and closeness is expressed in public -- a hug, a kiss on the cheek, holding hands -- no one touches anyone anymore. Fear of contracting Ebola has made any kind of personal contact off limits.

Is Ebola's 'Yuck' Factor Suppressing Americans' Compassion for Victims?

Anne Goddard | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Anne Goddard

Why has the growing and vital need to help treat and contain Ebola elicited such a temperate response from within the United States, especially given our long history of compassion?

Cuban Government and USAID, a Fraught Relationship

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The bottom line is that Raul Castro's government is eager to express and receive belligerence from its great northern neighbor. What it will not tolerate and will never accept is grants to or recognition of the belligerence of its own civil society.

Critical Key to Stopping Ebola? Mobile Phones

Maura O'Neill | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Maura O'Neill

The impact of mobile applications is growing and it's not just for Angry Bird enthusiasts and eBay shoppers anymore - but also for innovators working to create a freer, healthier more prosperous world.


John K. Herr | Posted 10.31.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

Hello, my name is Dr. Francis Collins, and I am the director of the National Institutes of Health. Thank you for joining us for this live-blogging session. I am here to answer all your questions about Ebola or any other health issue. Let's get started.

China To Send Elite Army Unit To Ebola-Hit Liberia

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2014 | World

By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING, Oct 31 (Reuters) - China will dispatch an elite unit of the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit L...

Healthcare workers treating Ebola patients should be commended--not treated as untouchables

Rep. Karen Bass | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Rep. Karen Bass

As American leaders, we are called to follow our greater angels, not play into fear, and support nurses like Kaci Hickox and provide assistance and encouragement to our brave health care personnel who are doing the Lord's work in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

Global Epidemics Need Global Leadership

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

It can only be hoped that as we work to contain the Ebola epidemic at its source in West Africa -- which is the only way it will be contained -- the world will learn that we must spend the political and financial capital needed to prepare for future epidemics that will surely come.