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Sierra Leone

Ebola and "Smart Aid"

Richard Walden | Posted 08.01.2014 | Impact
Richard Walden

The media coverage has been slowly turning to scare stories about Ebola arriving here through infected travelers and how our own system could cope with such a happenstance.

A Friendship Close to My Heart

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

On this International Day of Friendship, my thoughts are with my friend Moses and the incredible work he has done over the years to overcome adversity.

Anna Almendrala

Why Some Ebola-Ravaged Villages Are Resistant To International Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living

Health workers in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Liberia are racing to contain the largest Ebola virus outbreak in history, but in some areas they ...

Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson Calls For U.S. Travel Ban In Response To Ebola Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is calling on the Obama administration to impose a travel ban on three West African nations in response to a growing Ebola ...

U.S.-Africa Summit: President Obama Should Dis-Invite Uganda Dictator Gen. Museveni

Milton Allimadi | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Milton Allimadi

The August Summit is an excellent moment in history to change the narrative of U.S. engagement with Africa. But the presence of some notorious ones distracts from this major event.

Anna Almendrala

Ebola Not A Significant Threat To U.S., CDC Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living

The deadly outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa is unlikely to spread outside of that region and into the United States, the Centers for Disease Con...

Protecting The Sanctuaries: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

The Nutrition for Growth Summit One Year Later: Big Plans Require Bigger Investment in Local Capacity

Kathy Spahn | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

If we fail to start making more meaningful investment in this kind of capacity development now, we may well find ourselves still struggling with inadequate health systems and limited human resource capacity not only come 2020, but 20 years down the road and beyond.

Ebola Deaths Spike In West Africa

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living

DAKAR, June 4 (Reuters) - At least 21 people died and 37 new cases of suspected Ebola were recorded in Guinea between May 29 and June 1, the World Hea...

Americans Afraid to Rescue the Nigerian Girls

Ben Barber | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Ben Barber

The president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, was afraid on May 16 to fly to the Northeastern city, Chibok where about 250 high school girls were kidna...

The World's 10 Deadliest Countries for Children and What You Can Do About It

Nick Pearson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Nick Pearson

The vast majority of these deaths are preventable and result from extreme poverty conditions in the world's poorest countries.

Mute Witnesses to Horror in Rwanda and Cambodia: The Stations of the Skulls on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.06.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

They are 5,250 miles apart, one in Asia, the other in Africa. But in each, huge piles of human skulls bear mute witness to the genocidal horrors of the last quarter of the 20th century when the world should already have learned better from the enormity of the Nazi Holocaust. Once the Chao Ponhea Yat High School, Pol Pot turned it into Security Prison 21 (S-21), where of the nearly 20,000 who passed through its satanic doors only a dozen survived. It was just one of scores of such hellholes where prisoners were beaten, tortured with electric shocks, burned with searing hot metal and water-boarded among other torments.

Ebola Outbreak Spreads Across Three Countries: What Do Travelers Need to Know?

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

Business travelers and expatriates (and their family members) need not only concern themselves with the risk of acquiring Malaria or Dengue Fever when entering endemic regions.

Inside Freetown

The Other Hundred | Chandran Nair | Posted 03.31.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peo...

The War Against Health Inequity

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Kamara

I have seen, first-hand the potential that is unleashed in an individual with a renewed sense of health and hope.

Ebola Spreads To New Country, Kills Dozens

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2014 | World

* Marks first recorded outbreak in humans in West Africa * Ebola kills up to 90 percent of those infected (Raises death toll) ...

The Story Behind Girl Rising, the Most Powerful Film You'll See This Year

Christine Horansky | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Christine Horansky

"To me the common thread for the girls in the film, was that they each believed (against all evidence) that they deserved more. They just had a deep sense of their own power and potential."

From the Ashes of War, Seeds of Peace

Ban Ki-moon | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Ban Ki-moon

Not long ago, the West African nation of Sierra Leone was home to the world's biggest peacekeeping mission. Today, troops from that country are donning blue helmets and serving the UN in other hotspots around the globe.

The Brilliance of Ishmael Beah

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 03.30.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

The novel Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah is a brilliant book, not in terms of innovation or style, but in terms of illumination -- and there is no better brilliance for a book, or for an author.

Litter from Indonesia -- Rubble in Paradise: Cleaning Up the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Garbage breeds everywhere -- old sneakers, crushed beer cans, plastic bottles, broken glass and plastic household items defile the ought-to-be pristine shores.

Not Just Another Gender-based Violence Statistic

Fatou Wurie | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Fatou Wurie

Let's talk about sexual and physical violence -- about how it violates the body, how it violently strips self agency of women -- and the anger, powerlessness, silence, confinement, strength, abruption, dreams, hopes, dance that it elicits. We can also talk about the serious health consequences.

To Build Peace, Seek Truth About the Past

David Tolbert | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
David Tolbert

Commissions cannot be established as a cosmetic measure without attention to lessons learned or human rights principles. On the contrary, they must be firmly anchored in the recognition that victims of gross human rights violations and their societies have a right to know the truth.

Malala's Power

Chernor Bah | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact
Chernor Bah

Thirteen years after world leaders committed to providing access to education to all primary-school-aged children by 2015, there are more than 57 million boys and girls out of school. Immediate action is needed, or there could be irreparable consequences.

The Road to Resilience

Amy Spies | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amy Spies

"Why {are} some people...able to survive the worst and others aren't?" CNN's Anderson Cooper wondered after Cleveland kidnap victim Michelle Knight bravely confronted her adductor Ariel Castro in court.

Engineering Confidence in The Youth of Sierra Leone

David Moinina Sengeh | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
David Moinina Sengeh

In the week leading up to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, my heart swelled with anticipation -- not only about departing for the global gathering that awaited me in New York City, but also about handling one more obligation before I left: hosting three U.S. veteran below-the-knee amputees.