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International Olympic Committee working with NOCs to fight Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

Working with the IOC, the NOCs of Guinea and Liberia have both implemented projects aimed at making use of the reach and influence of the sports community, and particularly local athletes, to help raise awareness among the populations concerned and offer concrete assistance. The Liberian NOC has opted for a multiple approach. Show More Summary

Where Do People Go When They’re Sick?

Sierra Leone’s health system has a lot of problems—it’s underfunded, understaffed, and underequipped. It’s now facing what could be the largest crisis in its history if the Ebola outbreak rages out of control. But the health care system also poses a challenge because of the way it is set up. Show More Summary

VICE News Capsule - Tuesday, February 24

3 days agoNews : Vice News

Tensions flare in Ivory Coast as former first lady appears in court, young actors jailed on charges of insulting the Thai monarchy, neighborhood under 21-day Ebola quarantine in Sierra Leone, and foreign runners banned from North Korean marathon.

Ebola shakes

3 days agoArts : Night and Day

By some quirk of fate, just as news reached the papers that the Scottish nurse who had contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone was now recovered, the guest on… Read more The post Ebola shakes appeared first on The Spectato...

Is flying a nationalist flag ever a progressive act?

Progressives should not be picking up nationalist flags: Sierra Leone, Algeria, El Salvador, Haiti, and South Africa show that despite long and bloody liberation struggles, the maintenance of a capitalist system has not led to significant economic betterment of the vast majority of the population.

UNEXPECTEDLY! Sierra Leone Loses Track of Millions in Ebola Funds. Related: Ebola Victims Still…

UNEXPECTEDLY! Sierra Leone Loses Track of Millions in Ebola Funds. Related: Ebola Victims Still Infectious a Week After Death, Scientists Find.

Sierra Leone Loses Track of Millions in Ebola Funds

last weekHealth : NYT: Health

A report by the country’s national auditor says government ministers lost track of more than $3 million in internal emergency funds to fight the virus.

Sierra Leone locks down 700 homes after Ebola death

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

This news comes less than a month after the nation had lifted all travel restrictions.

Teun Vouten

Easter Week, Comayagua, Honduras 2008 Teun Voeten (b.1966, Netherlands) studied Cultural Anthropology and Philosophy. He has covered conflicts in Bosnia, Colombia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Gaza, Honduras, DR Congo, Mexico, Libya and Syria. Show More Summary

Ebola Epidemic Takes a Toll on Sierra Leone's Surgeons

Co-authored by Dr. Chethan Sathya, a freelance journalist and surgical resident at the University of Toronto Dr. Martin Salia, a general surgeon who died from Ebola in November 2014, is pictured on the left operating at Kissy United Methodist Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Show More Summary

UK nurse who contracted Ebola was wearing a visor instead of goggles

LONDON — The UK nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone likely caught the virus because she was using a visor instead of goggles while treating patients See also: Diary of UK nurse with Ebola reveals devastating suffering...Show More Summary

Under 100 Ebola Cases in West Africa in Past Week

Fewer than 100 cases of Ebola have been reported in west Africa in the last week, according to the World Health Organization, which says the outbreak has now effectively moved into the endgame. In Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, "efforts...Show More Summary

Ebola leads to hunger in Africa's rice belt

It was Christmas Eve, but the streets of Freetown – the capital of Sierra Leone – were eerily silent. Families and friends did not meet for the traditional dinner to feast on Jollof Rice, a national dish that is served in all the ceremonies across the country. Show More Summary

How Will the Ebola Epidemic End?

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Upon his return from 6 weeks volunteering with the King's Sierra Leone Partnership at a number of Ebola isolation facilities in Freetown, Tom Boyles considers the endgame of the Ebola epidemic. Read more...

After Ebola: Why Rural Development Matters in a Time of Crisis

To date, the spread of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has sickened more than 21,000 people and claimed over 8,600 lives. According to the World Health Organization, it is the largest such epidemic ever recorded. But recently, a ray of hope emerged. Show More Summary

British nurse recovers fully from Ebola, leaving hospital

A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has been discharged from the hospital after making a complete recovery.

Pauline Cafferkey

It's good to know that Pauline Cafferkey, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone, is fully recovered, if feeling a bit weak, and was discharged from the Royal Free Hospital in London yesterday. Her condition had been critical for a few days. She gave an interview to BBC News: CLICK.

Ebola numbers start to decline, but more help is needed — fo

The number of new Ebola cases is declining week by week in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said Friday.

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