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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 Tyler Jump on June 26th, 2015
The IRC is ramping up its response in Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo where thousands of Burundian refugees have sought shelter from political unrest. more »
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 Kulsoom Rizvi on June 2nd, 2015
The IRC’s prevention efforts in the town of Kigoma in western Tanzania has significantly helped curb the spread of cholera and other diseases among locals and Burundian refugees fleeing from political unrest in their country. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 28th, 2015
In honor of Menstrual Hygiene Management Day (May 28), the IRC talked with women from the Democratic Republic of Congo and other conflict areas where we work about the challenges of managing their periods while living as refugees. 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 Emmanuel d'Harcourt on May 27th, 2015
Innovation, defined as “a new idea, method or device,” was coined as a word around the 15th century, but in the 21st it’s become all the rage. But things began to go wrong when we began to focus on the process of innovating itself, rather than the process of getting results. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 26th, 2015
As a bloody civil war in South Sudan keeps farmers from planting crops and aid from reaching people in need, as many as 4.6 million people will face severe food shortages in the next few months. Thousands of children could suffer acute malnutrition. 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 May 26th, 2015
Thousands of children are dying because they cannot reach health facilities and the life-saving treatment they need. This is a reflection of geographic barriers, weak health systems and lack of infrastructure. It also conveys profound humanitarian failure. more »
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