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From Vaccinations to Vitamins: Ensuring West Africans Get Critical Care Amid Ebola Crisis

A little girl prepares to get her final round of adolescent shots at the Star of the Sea clinic in Monrovia, Liberia. / Adam Parr, USAID

Now that new Ebola cases are starting to decline in West Africa, USAID is focusing on re-establishing and strengthening health systems. At the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day Concert today, the Agency announced that $126M will go toward this goal.

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Road to Redemption: How One Liberian Hospital is Recovering from Ebola

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Redemption Hospital took on some of the earliest Ebola patients. When 12 health care workers became infected, the hospital was forced to shut down. USAID and the International Rescue Committee have since partnered to renovate and reopen the hospital’s emergency and pediatric wards.

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Battling Ebola: How Tours into Guinea’s Hot Zone are Helping in the Fight

Anne-Flore Hivet leads social mobilization efforts for French Red Cross in Forécariah, Guinea and acts as a chief tour guide inside its Ebola treatment facility. / Carol Han, USAID/OFDA

Fears of organ harvesting. Belief that health care workers are actually giving Ebola rather than treating it. With rumors like these, it’s no wonder why some Guineans are afraid of Ebola treatment centers. USAID is funding the French Red Cross not only to run an Ebola treatment center, but also to take a novel approach to help fight the community’s fears.

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Ending the ‘Neglect’ in Neglected Tropical Diseases

A national monitoring team meets during a field visit to a mass drug administration in Ghana. / FHI360

USAID is committed to supporting the control and elimination of some of the most debilitating neglected tropical diseases around the world. We have the drugs we need from strategic partnerships, giving us the ability to treat millions. Now, countries must also step up and dedicate their own resources to fighting these diseases.

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Working to Beat Ebola Along the Border

Border crossings like this one at Bo Waterside in Liberia were closed for six months due to the Ebola outbreak. / Carol Han, USAID/OFDA

Many Liberian businesses were hit hard when Ebola caused the border between Liberia and Sierra Leone to close for six months. USAID and Global Communities have built screening and triage stations so that people can safely travel between the countries again.

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Young Storytellers and the Power of Literacy

Rwanda Literacy Week celebrated reading and writing across the country. / Jonathan Padway, USAID

In Rwanda, a land with an oral history as rich and beautiful as the hills that roll across it, one tale is special. The story “Old Woman and a Hyena” was written by an 11-year-old boy who won a USAID-supported national writing competition.

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Filling the Void: Thinking About Limited Data in the Developing World

Ryan Zimmerman, third baseman for the Washington Nationals, on his way to homeplate to be mobbed by his ecstatic teammates after hitting a game-winning home run against the Atlanta Braves on opening night at the inaugural game played at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. / Kevin Harber, CC

All data are not created equal and are certainly not uniformly available or reliable across the world. USAID and the development community should prioritize working to increase the amount of reliable data available to inform decision making.

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How Guinea’s Journalists are Fighting to Win the War Against Ebola

Meet the Ebola Chrono news team! Their radio show is breaking new ground as they were the first Guinean journalists to report from inside an Ebola treatment center. / Internews

In Guinea, where Ebola rumors abound and suspicions about the response are the talk of the street, USAID is supporting a team of local journalists who are taking dedication to news reporting to a new level.

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Moving Beyond Ebola: Rebuilding Liberia’s Health Care System

A Liberian nurse prepares to go inside an Ebola patient ward to draw blood from confirmed patients for testing in Bong County last October. / Morgana Wingard, USAID

With Ebola cases dwindling in Liberia, now is the time to build a stronger health care system. USAID and Jhpiego are training more than 3,200 workers on infection prevention and control.

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FrontLines: Foreign Aid Impact in U.S. and Abroad

A worker at the Banko Gotiti Cooperative in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's Region of Ethiopia holds a handful of ripe red Yirgacheffe coffee berries. Credit: Marcelo Pereira / USAID Agribus Market Develop

How does USAID’s work in developing countries impact Americans in the United States? Check out the new issue of FrontLines to find out.

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