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Lessons from the front lines

In the midst of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a 21-year-old Guinean student came to a Dakar health clinic with symptoms of fever and diarrhea. The doctor considered Ebola, which had killed more than 1,000 people in neighboring Guinea. But the patient wasn’t bleeding. He denied having been in contact with Ebola patients […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesIn Davos, Rx for epidemics: tech partnershipsInnovation is at the heart of SeattleOur 8 favorite photos of 2016 ;

CDC details two years of Ebola response

Categories: U.S. Policy and Funding, UncategorizedMarking two years since launching the longest emergency response in its history, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an account today of its work since 2014 to control Ebola in West Africa, as well as at home. In a more than 100-page supplement to its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the agency […](Read more…)

WHO | Community health worker programmes after the 2013–2016 Ebola outbreak

WHO Bulletin article published in July 2016 Source: WHO | Community health worker programmes after the 2013–2016 Ebola outbreak

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Ebola Survivors Face Physical, Mental Health Issues, Lack Access To Health Care, NGO Says

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World Unprepared For Another Ebola-Type Outbreak, Researchers Warn

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Our Patients Will Die Without Foreign Aid

Jodanie Louis holds her son, Lovenyou, outside their home in Boucan-Carré, Haiti. Lovenyou has gone from severely to moderately malnourished under PIH’s malnutrition program.Photo by Cecille Joan Avila / Partners In Health Partners In Health is gravely concerned about deep and significant cuts in United States overseas development assistance in the budget proposed by President Donald J. Trump. As much of this aid is for health in some of the world’s poorest countries, these cuts will have a devastating impact on millions of people throughout the world.


Lessons Learned From Zika, Ebola Epidemics Should Inform Global Pandemic Preparedness

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Former CDC Director Frieden Discusses U.S. Preparedness, Efforts To Address Infectious Diseases…

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Global Health NOW Interviews National Public Health Institute Of Liberia Director-General…

Global Health NOW: Rebuilding Liberian Public Health: A Q&A with Tolbert Nyenswah “After the devastating Ebola outbreak in 2014 and 2015, Liberia began to rebuild its health system. The need to strengthen Liberian expertise in infectious disease preparedness and response and a host of other areas became obvious. Cue the creation of the National Public…More


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U.S. National Security Does Not Just Depend On Military, But Also On Diplomacy, Foreign Aid

New York Times: However Much Trump Spends on Arms, We Can’t Bomb Ebola Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “…The [Trump] administration plans a $54 billion increase in military spending, financed in part by a … cut in the budgets of the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. That reflects a misunderstanding…More


Managing Emergencies Effectively Is ‘Not A Partisan Matter’

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Ebola Survivor, Worker Named A TIME Person Of The Year Dies After Childbirth Complications,…

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Ebola Patients Need Better Treatment

Photo by Rebecca E. Rollins / Partners In HealthPIH Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer (center) and Strategic Adviser Dr. Bailor Barrie (left) speak with Ebola survivors in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Oct. 8, 2014


Lessons from the front lines

Photo: PATH/Lynn Heinisch.

In the midst of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a 21-year-old Guinean student came to a Dakar health clinic with symptoms of fever and diarrhea. The doctor considered Ebola, which had killed more than 1,000 people in neighboring Guinea. But the patient wasn’t bleeding. He denied having been in contact with Ebola patients […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesIn Davos, Rx for epidemics: tech partnershipsInnovation is at the heart of SeattleOur 8 favorite photos of 2016 ;


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