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Bill Gates' Foundation Gives Its Largest Gift Ever To Combat Ebola Crisis  9/12/14

The fight against Ebola has found a deep-pocketed ally in Bill Gates.The billionaire philanthropist's foundation has pledged $50 million to fight the viral outbreak in West Africa, according to a statement by the organization. The Associated Press noted the donation is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's largest ever toward a humanitarian cause.


U.S. Medical Experts and Emergency Teams in Liberia     8/26/14

 A high level delegation of U.S. medical experts and emergency responders, led by the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Tom Frieden, is in Liberia to see firsthand the impact of the Ebola outbreak, to assess response activities, and to hear from government officials, international partners, and health care workers in West Africa to see what can be done to stop the disease.


US airlifts anti-Ebola supplies to Liberia     8/25/14

Top U.S. health officials flew into Monrovia, Liberia, on Sunday with 16 tons of needed medical supplies to help fight the worst outbreak of Ebola in history.     The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said Monday it had sent supplies and emergency equipment from its regional warehouse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


WHO declares Ebola in West Africa a health emergency   8/9/14

Facing the worst known outbreak of the Ebola virus, with almost 1,000 fatalities in West Africa, the World Health Organization declared an international public health emergency Friday, demanding an “extraordinary” response — only the third such declaration of its kind since regulations permitting such alarms were adopted in 2007.


US Hearing Yields Scathing Remarks About Ebola Response   8/7/14

An emergency U.S. congressional hearing Thursday examined the international efforts to contain the deadly Ebola virus. Testimony from a volunteer organization made a dire prediction about the spread of Ebola in Nigeria and drew scathing remarks about global response to the outbreak. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.


Fighting the Ebola Outbreak: A report from Liberia: by Dr. Rose Jallah-Macauley   8/6/14

Lofa County, which borders both Sierra Leone and Guinea, is my home. It is also the epicenter of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Liberia and although Monrovia, our capital, is fast catching up, the impact of Ebola on Lofa County has been devastating in too many ways.


Ebola Outbreak: US experts to head to West Africa       8/3/14

The US has announced plans to send at least 50 public health experts to West Africa to help fight the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola.

A senior US health official said the outbreak was out of control but insisted it could be stopped.


WHO Director-General, West African Presidents To Launch Intensified Ebola Outbreak Response Plan  8/1/14

The Director-General of WHO and presidents of west African nations impacted by the Ebola virus disease outbreak will meet Friday in Guinea to launch a new joint US$100 million response plan as part of an intensified international, regional and national campaign to bring the outbreak under control.


Urgent Need For Medical Doctors In Liberia   5/24/13

Dr. Karteh: "As I speak to you, Liberia has 150 medical doctors, and when you divide this number by the population (3.5 million people), it means that you will have one doctor to 30,000 persons, and this is not good for the development of the country."...