Rumors spread misinformation, fuel mistrust, cause panic and sometimes even prompt irrational behaviors. This is particularly true in the context of a health emergency when accurate information about a disease—how to prevent, detect, contain and treat it—can mean the difference between staying healthy or becoming infected and, in the worst case scenario, dying from it. […]
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Travel restrictions meant to contain Ebola also kept farmers from their fields, harvests and the markets.
Resilient health systems can help us mitigate disease outbreaks and avert pandemics. This entails being able to detect and respond to emerging diseases threats, bounce back when adversity strikes, address a wide range of health challenges and offer innovative solutions.
Community health workers are vital in the effort to achieve global goals and help women and children survive, thrive and transform for the better the communities in which they live.
Ebola devastated the school systems in Liberia and kids spent an entire year out of school. A firsthand account of USAID’s commitment to getting kids back to school.
The Ebola outbreak was unprecedented. Organizations from around the world worked together on an unprecedented scale to turn the tide against the deadly disease.
By improving surveillance and promoting good hygiene at land border crossings, seaports and airports in West Africa, USAID and its partners helped slow the spread of the Ebola outbreak.
In this Q&A series, we interview Denise Rollins, senior coordinator of USAID’s Africa Ebola Unit, who liaises with other U.S. Government agencies to help West African countries strengthen their ability to respond to future disasters.
This week, President Obama travels to Africa to see how U.S. development efforts have helped transform communities. USAID helped deliver this change, but our results aren’t just numbers. The people behind our work–more than any statistic–reflect the meaning of our progress.
Eric King shares how digital technologies and data tools are shaping the Ebola response in West Africa.