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Ebola Frontlines

It is evening in a city somewhere in West Africa when Rita and Kunle follow the breaking news on TV about Ebola virus that is spreading from Guinea to other countries. They want to protect their communities but they don’t… Continue Reading →

Zero Ebola Cases – A Checkpoint, Not a Destination

As the world races to achieve Zero Ebola Cases, international agencies and donor organizations working with affected countries may have to shift their focus from the number of Ebola cases to the aftermath of Ebola – psychologically, economically, socially and… Continue Reading →

Still She Fights On

Eunice did not hide. She immediately called for immediate treatment and care. Eunice Jalloh, a 29 year-old housewife contracted Ebola when she paid a friend a visit. She found her sick and vomiting. Not knowing her friend had Ebola, she helped… Continue Reading →

For Ebola Survivors, The Fight Has Just Begun

Meet Isatu Charm, a 51 year-old Ebola Survivor from Tonkolili District. Prior to contracting Ebola Virus Disease, Charm was a nurse at the Government Hospital, Magburaka. Her story reminds the rest of us that the fight against Ebola continues long… Continue Reading →

Ebola in Sierra Leone: A Nigerian Volunteer’s Experience

Today’s Ebola story takes us to the frontlines in Sierra Leone where a team of Nigerian volunteers are on hand to combat the deadly disease. We often think of Ebola volunteers as those who work in the treatment centers alone…. Continue Reading →

Ebola On Wheels – Kamara’s Story

Few people on earth are brave enough to return to a place that nearly got them killed. More so, when the place is an Ebola ambulance. Abdul Richard Kamara, a 35 year-old professional driver and Ebola survivor from Sierra Leone… Continue Reading →

Nigerian Ebola Volunteers Need Appreciation Too

Monday, 20th October, 2014 would go down as one of the most anticipated days in Nigerian history. Finally it came and Nigeria was declared free from Ebola by the World Health Organization (WHO). Everyone was relieved and happy that the… Continue Reading →

Training Health Workers for Ebola Response and Community Support

The Ebola crisis and its aftermath continue to challenge health workers and health systems in West Africa. Governments and international organizations that support health workers are seeking answers for how they can restore health services in West Africa, strengthen health… Continue Reading →

Life Inside the Ebola Lock Down

    Once, when I had my 2nd year medical professional exams coming up, I decided I would stay at home for one straight week. That was inDecember, during the Christmas season. I needed to study and I couldn’t afford… Continue Reading →

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