Health

West African Women Disproportionately Affected by Ebola
By November 15, 2014 Read More →

West African Women Disproportionately Affected by Ebola

DAKAR — More than half of all Ebola cases in West Africa have been adult women. But aid agencies say women are also the most affected by border closures and travel restrictions, as they carry out most of the commercial cross-border trade.

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Mobile Health Apps to Become First Line of Defense in Outbreaks
By November 5, 2014 Read More →

Mobile Health Apps to Become First Line of Defense in Outbreaks

UGANDA — When it comes to fighting viral outbreaks – or even stopping water shortages – healthcare applications which integrate real-time analytics, data centers and messaging platforms are poised to improve the critical initial response to epidemics and natural disasters. mHero, new app The first line of defense against deadly viral outbreaks, water shortages and […]

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Ebola Studies Help Demystify Vulnerability
By November 2, 2014 Read More →

Ebola Studies Help Demystify Vulnerability

Two notable studies on Ebola this week shed more light on why some people are devastated by the virus, while others manage to survive the deadly pathogen. In one, researchers gathered data from 106 Ebola-stricken patients at the Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone from May 25 to July 18. The records of some of […]

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Falling
By October 25, 2014 Read More →

Falling

From the same team that brought you the widely acclaimed shorts “Knowing” and “Open,” comes another portrayal of life as a young gay man. This time we touch on the problem of crystal meth use and the fracturing of relationships.

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Ebola crisis: US says Cuban medical support ‘welcome’
By October 17, 2014 Read More →

Ebola crisis: US says Cuban medical support ‘welcome’

Cuba is a “welcome” addition to the fight against Ebola, a senior US official has said. A state department spokesman said the Cuban government was doing more than many others to contain the disease. “We welcome their support,” she said. The US has maintained an embargo on Cuba for more than five decades. Last month, […]

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Ebola Drug Trials to Be Fast-Tracked in West Africa
By October 8, 2014 Read More →

Ebola Drug Trials to Be Fast-Tracked in West Africa

Experimential Ebola drugs will be tested in West Africa for the first time, as part of an initiative to quickly find treatments for the vicious disease.

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AIDS, TB Patients Not Forgotten During Liberia’s Ebola Crisis
By October 8, 2014 Read More →

AIDS, TB Patients Not Forgotten During Liberia’s Ebola Crisis

DAKAR, SENEGAL— With health clinics closed and people afraid to come in for treatment, Liberia’s national AIDS commission says they are now going door-to-door to get people to come take their antiretroviral medications. All eyes are on Ebola, but experts say there are other deadly diseases being overlooked in the crisis.

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Obama admits ‘we’re not moving fast enough’ to stop Ebola spread
By October 8, 2014 Read More →

Obama admits ‘we’re not moving fast enough’ to stop Ebola spread

Barack Obama warned the world not to “stand back” and expect the United States to combat the spread of the Ebola virus alone, saying a slow international response could cost hundreds of thousands of lives.

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Liberian President Thanks Obama for Ebola Support
By September 21, 2014 Read More →

Liberian President Thanks Obama for Ebola Support

WASHINGTON — Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has thanked President Barack Obama and the American people for their additional offer to help Liberia and other West African countries combat the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The World Health Organization says there are nearly 5,000 cases of the hemorrhagic fever-like illness in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, with Liberia being at the epicenter of the outbreak.

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US Sending 3,000 Troops to Liberia in Expanded Ebola Effort
By September 16, 2014 Read More →

US Sending 3,000 Troops to Liberia in Expanded Ebola Effort

President Barack Obama is due to announce new measures Tuesday afternoon to help fight the worst-ever Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including sending 3,000 U.S. troops to the region. A White House statement detailing the program said the troops will be sent to a new command center in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, where they will help […]

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