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Health care workers put on personal protective equipment before going into the hot zone at Island Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 22, 2014. U.S. Agency for International Development photo by Morgana Wingard
Health care workers put on personal protective equipment before going into the hot zone at Island Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 22, 2014. U.S. Agency for International Development photo by Morgana Wingard


The Impact Of Ebola – OpEd

The impact of the Ebola outbreak goes far beyond the thousands of people who have died a horrible death from this ugly disease.  And it should compel us radically to rethink when and especially how we respond to crises. By Mark Simmons The death toll tops 4,500 The week before last the death toll from […]

Ebola virus
Ebola virus. Photo by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith


Oxfam: Ebola Could be ‘Disaster Of Our Generation’

The international aid agency Oxfam is appealing to European Union foreign ministers to do more to fight Ebola; a disease Oxfam says could be the “definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation.” The chief of the British charity, Mark Goldring, called for more troops, funding and medical staff to be sent to Sierra Leone, Guinea and […]

President Barack Obama convenes a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government's Ebola response, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Oct.15, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama convenes a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government's Ebola response, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Oct.15, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


Liberians In US Face Worsening Ebola Stigma

By Philippa Garson Africans living in the US from the three Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, are under enormous pressure trying to help their families and ravaged communities back home. And they face an additional challenge: stigma. For the residents of “Little Liberia”, one of Liberia’s biggest emigrant communities in Staten Island, […]