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The Daily Show

Trevor Noah

13 November 2020

Central African Republic

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Many countries in Africa have been able to contain the spread of COVID-19 due to lessons learned from fighting the Ebola epidemic. Although not all African countries have implemented successful strategies, those that ...

Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

5 May 2020

Johannesburg, Central African Republic

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To contain the coronavirus and reopen the economy, state governments throughout the United States are implementing public health lessons that were learned in West Africa during the Ebola outbreak. Although the two out...

PBS NewsHour

Michael Baleke

21 April 2020

Kampala, Uganda

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Having spent a number of years combatting Ebola and Marburg viruses, officials in Uganda were able to quickly set into a motion a series of proactive strategies such as restriction of movement, surveillance strategies...

STAT

Helen Branswell

7 January 2020

Canada

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It was a "trial that almost hadn’t happened" that only happened due to collective action and a piloting effort, that lead to the creation of the world's first Ebola vaccine. Between community commitment and researcher...

BBC

Josie Golding

23 July 2018

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Ebola is a highly contagious deadly disease that can wipe out dozens of people in a community if it goes untreated or undetected. However, there is now a vaccine that can be given to anyone who may have come into cont...

The Citizen

Syriacus Buguzi

28 May 2018

Morogoro, Tanzania

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The South African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance is piloting a program to use smartphone technology to report and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. The program trains community members to recognize ...

Africa Is A Country

Kristin Peterson

Morenike O. Folayan

10 December 2017

Lagos, Nigeria

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Nigeria contained its 2014 Ebola outbreak through rapid emergency response and compassionate care. In less than 10 weeks, health workers visited more than 147,000 people who may have had first or second degree contact...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

27 June 2017

Norway

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With climate change, population pressures and mobilization epidemics will occur more frequently, and past ones have proven to be disastrous and expensive. The Center for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) is foc...

Vox

Julia Belluz

22 December 2016

Guinea

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In Guinea, scientists were ready to test a new vaccine but due to the decline of cases of ebola there were too few cases to run a meaningful traditional randomized study. Using ring vaccination, a public health method...

The Guardian

Ruth Maclean

28 September 2016

Kissidougou, Guinea

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In South Africa, when a person is sick they visit their local healer, but during the Ebola outbreak the healers with little knowledge of the disease often became infected and infected others. So the government in Guin...

The New York Times Magazine

Jessica Benko

26 May 2016

Faranah, Guinea

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A doctor in Guinea trains health workers to halt the transmission of Ebola, but also must work to increase trust in and reliance on health care workers among villagers through a "community agents" network.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

24 November 2015

Monrovia, Montserrado, Liberia

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Westerners' fear of infection of Ebola motivated a vaccine in record time, but a preventive system put in place could ensure similar results for other viruses before they reach the same magnitude.

PBS NOVA

Amy Maxmen

16 September 2015

Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone

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King’s Partnership and Partners in Health are outliers in the global health community in focusing on the mentorship of Sierra Leone’s next generation of doctors. The country has a profound need for more medical experts.

The Economist

The Economist

29 August 2015

Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone

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Local leaders in Sierra Leone helped curb an epidemic, as foreign agencies encouraged chiefs and traditional healers to get involved. Local involvement created more effective engagement.

Al Jazeera

Amy Maxmen

16 February 2015

Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone

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As trials on blood and plasma progress, researchers ask if they might have happened sooner. In any case, the blood transfusions show early success.

National Geographic

Amy Maxmen

30 January 2015

Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone

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In the face of the deadliest Ebola outbreak in modern history, health officials found themselves struggling to prevent the virus from spreading due to clashes with local traditions, cultural mistrust of outsiders, con...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

10 November 2014

Kayes, Mali

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When a case of the Ebola disease struck a little girl in Africa, health officials in Mali collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization to contain the illness and q...

The Guardian

Calestous Juma

31 October 2014

Nigeria

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The media could help countries still affected by Ebola by focusing on Nigeria, where they defeated the virus through effective public institutions that protected the public interest, such as rejecting cash but accepti...

The Globe and Mail

Geoffrey York

19 October 2014

Lagos, Nigeria

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When the Ebola virus struck Nigeria and Senegal the governments of both countries took several steps to prevent an outbreak. Both countries responded to the first reported case quickly, traced all of the people that t...

BBC

David Shukman

16 October 2014

Nigeria

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A nightmare scenario of Ebola raging unchecked among millions of slum-dwellers in Africa's largest city has given way to a rare example of a victory over the virus.

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