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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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.
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.
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.
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.
USAID and partners have unlocked the power of mobile phones to fuel the fight to eliminate Ebola in West Africa.
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.
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.
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.
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.