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Posted by Rachel Unkovic on December 15th, 2014
Meet Alfred Mushonga from Zimbabwe, one of the many people working with the IRC in Sierra Leone to end Ebola. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 10th, 2014
Time magazine has named the brave Ebola fighters, who have been on the frontlines in battling the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, as its 2014 Person of the Year. Meet some our own heroes. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 10th, 2014
The IRC lists the many ways Ebola has affected the lives of women and girls in Sierra Leone and what can be done to help. more »
Posted by Rachel Unkovic on December 9th, 2014
Meet Tarwi Chervese from Zimbabwe, one of the many people working with the IRC in Sierra Leone to end Ebola. more »
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Posted by The IRC on December 8th, 2014
The IRC has been at the forefront of the fight to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola virus since the first cases were diagnosed in Liberia and Sierra Leone in March. Get Ebola crisis updates and commentary from IRC aid workers and others. more »
Posted by Rachel Unkovic on December 2nd, 2014
The Ebola virus has left more than 5,000 people dead as cases in West Africa continue to surge. In this multimedia series, meet some of the first responders working tirelessly with the IRC to save lives and end Ebola. more »
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Posted by Rachel Unkovic on November 21st, 2014
On May 26, the first case of Ebola was reported in Kailahun District in eastern Sierra Leone. The disease quickly spread to neighboring Kenema District, where the IRC has a long history, dating to 1998. Rachel Unkovic writes about the IRC's journey fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone. more »
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Posted by The IRC on November 21st, 2014
The current Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest, longest and most complex in the nearly four-decade history of the disease. IRC global health and emergency response experts share information about Ebola prevention and treatment. more »
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Posted by The IRC on November 10th, 2014
Ebola will only be stopped when community leadership is placed at the center of the global response, says the IRC in its latest report. The outbreak is fast approaching at least 5,000 deaths with over 13,000 infected. more »
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Posted by Tyler Jump on November 5th, 2014
Between 70 and 80 percent of new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone are a result of contact with the body of a deceased victim. more »
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