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Ebola

Posted by The IRC on March 23rd, 2016
Today marks two years after the deadliest Ebola outbreak to date claimed thousands of lives in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 12th, 2016
After Paul Cabo lost his mother to Ebola in 2014, he dropped out of school and worked odd jobs to earn enough money for food. Now he's back in the classroom with the IRC's support. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 12th, 2015
As Sierra Leone marked 42 days without a single case of the deadly Ebola virus on Nov. 7, the IRC warned that more must be done to ensure that outbreaks like Ebola do not happen again. "Now is not the time to let down our guard," said IRC country director Saffea Senessie. more »
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Posted by The IRC on July 2nd, 2015
News this week that Ebola has resurfaced in Liberia is a stark reminder of the ongoing threats facing the country, the IRC said in a statement today. These new cases must also serve as a wake-up call to the chronic issues with health systems that remain unaddressed. more »
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Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on June 5th, 2015
After the only free general hospital in Liberia’s bustling capital—once the heart of the country’s Ebola outbreak—was forced to shut its doors, the IRC worked with the hospital staff to reopen with the resources and procedures needed for proper infection prevention and control, rigorous Ebola response training for staff, and much needed renovations of its pediatric and emergency wards. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 28th, 2015
On May 26, Sierra Leone marked a year since the deadly outbreak of Ebola in the country began, claiming close to 4,000 lives. Tremendous progress has been made as life slowly returns to some of the worst-hit places where the IRC continues its Ebola response. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 26th, 2015
Exactly one year ago, the first cases of Ebola were reported in Sierra Leone. Laura Miller, with the IRC team there fighting the outbreak, reflects on how much has changed in the course of the year as the country battles the highly contagious virus. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 15th, 2015
This week, schools begin to reopen for the country’s 1.8 million schoolchildren: a sign of life edging back to normal after the Ebola epidemic. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 30th, 2015
Alpha Tamba, a physician assistant from Liberia, traveled to remote villages to address deadly rumors about Ebola -- including that it was being spread by the government or aid groups. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 20th, 2015
Confirmation today of a new case of Ebola in Monrovia—the first in 17 days—re-emphasizes the need for strict infection prevention control at all health clinics and hospitals in Liberia. more »
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