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The Fight on Ebola Continues in the Lab

Entrance to the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Research -- once a testing facility for Hepatitis B, currently the national lab for diseases like Malaria, Cholera, and now, Ebola.

The Liberian Institute for Biomedical Research was established in the 1970s as a premier research facility to develop scientific breakthroughs for a variety of viral infections, including hepatitis. Now, the facility finds itself drawn into an epidemiological battle against another outbreak, this time as one of only a handful of laboratories where Ebola specimens are sent to be tested. The U.S. Government is joining forces to boost its capacity.

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Facing Death, Six Days a Week

The mother of Phelica Anthony, 6, says goodbye to her daughter as a burial team takes her body away. USAID is supporting the safe burial teams and Agency partners are working with communities to share information on proper hygiene practices and preventing transmission through workshops, community meetings, and radio campaigns.

This is the third blog in our Daily Dispatches series in which we’ve teamed up with photojournalist Morgana Wingard, who is on the ground with USAID staff in Liberia documenting the fight on Ebola. Here she follows members of the Liberian Red Cross and Global Communities burial team, who spend their days confronting grief and the dead in order to save more lives.

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René Van Slate: “I’ve pretty much done everything that terrifies me… except for Ebola”

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This is the first blog in our Profiles in Courage series in which photojournalist Morgana Wingard compiles snapshots and sound bites from our USAID and Disaster Assistance Response Team staff on the front lines of the Ebola response. Here she talks to a veteran in humanitarian disaster assistance, René Van Slate, who serves as a liaison between the military on the ground and the U.S. civilian team.

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Liberia Gripped By Ebola’s Many Tentacles

Monrovia, Liberia - September 18, 2014: West Point, a township of 20,000 to 80,000 people, is a hot zone for the Ebola virus.

This is the second blog in our Daily Dispatches series in which we’ve teamed up with photojournalist Morgana Wingard, who is on the ground with USAID staff in Liberia documenting the fight on Ebola. These photos were taken in mid September and show the many ways that Ebola is impacting the lives and livelihoods of ordinary Liberians. They were provided courtesy of the United Nations Development Program.

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On the Frontlines of the Ebola Response: an Inside Look at a Program to Help the Grieving

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In Liberia, a country gripped by Ebola, the outbreak has not only taken its toll on health care workers but also on the professionals who comfort the grieving.

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Liberia’s ‘Road’ (miles and miles) to Recovery

Liberia has 66,000 miles of roads, but less than 7 percent are paved. / USAID

Liberia has made great advancements since the end of its devastating war a decade ago. But Liberians continue to face a daunting challenge – all too often, when the “rubber meets the road,” there is quite literally no road to travel. USAID is helping solve that, bridging people, goods and helping Liberia make real strides against extreme poverty.

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Masculinity and Violence in Conflict

Why does masculinity devolve into madness in the face of violence? Why is it that we time and time again see a marked increase in the horrific misdeeds committed by men toward women when conflict arises?

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Reclaiming Refuse to Help Generate Reliable Power

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Energy and agriculture are closely linked: reliable access to affordable power is a key component to developing a country’s agriculture sector Read more >>

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Liberian Radio Offers Creative Solutions to Rural Problems

Radio journalist Chester Dolo in Ganta, Northern Liberia. Photo credit: Nicholas J Parkinson

In rural Liberia, community radio stations are quickly becoming the simplest way to relay information to isolated communities. Read more >>

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Communities in Cote d’Ivoire Benefit from USAID’s Investments

As they gathered for their savings group meeting, group members met us with a traditional welcome. Andrea Halverson. Photo credit: Andrea Halverson, USAID

Learn how USAID is helping communities in rural Cote d’Ivoire develop economic resiliency. Read more >>

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