Eric King shares how digital technologies and data tools are shaping the Ebola response in West Africa.
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Ebola Doesn’t Disappear at Zero and Neither Will We
An Ebola survivor’s story illustrates the resilience of West Africans amid a devastating public health crisis. While USAID is committed to getting to zero in all three countries, we are also preparing their health care systems for any future outbreaks.
Q&A: How Changing Behaviors is Helping Stop Ebola’s Spread in West Africa
Kama Garrison works on communications strategies to change the behaviors of people in West Africa that contribute to the spread of the Ebola virus.
Fighting Ebola with Information
USAID and partners have unlocked the power of mobile phones to fuel the fight to eliminate Ebola in West Africa.
In Sierra Leone, Care Kits Deliver Assistance and Hope to Families
To help fight Ebola in Sierra Leone, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance is working with its partners to provide care kits to families so that they can safely help loved ones when they’re sick.
Rebuilding Liberia As Ebola Cases Decline
Liberia was hit hard by Ebola. But as the number of Ebola cases gets close to zero, new stories, signs of hope and efforts to rebuild are emerging. USAID is committed to supporting a full Liberian recovery–this is what that commitment looks like.
From Vaccinations to Vitamins: Ensuring West Africans Get Critical Care Amid Ebola Crisis
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.
Road to Redemption: How One Liberian Hospital is Recovering from Ebola
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.
Battling Ebola: How Tours into Guinea’s Hot Zone are Helping in the Fight
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.
Working to Beat Ebola Along the Border
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.