Companies Tackle Escalating Ebola Crisis

As new Ebola infections continue to rise 'exponentially' in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, a private-sector initiative that began months ago is growing and is forging ties with governments, health organizations and the United Nations. Corporate officials have joined front-line medical responders in calling for better global coordination and a faster pipeline for personnel and supplies.

Liberia Attracts Interest in Oil Blocks

Talks are progressing with major international oil companies to encourage bids for drilling in four blocks off the coast near the capital Monrovia, despite the Ebola outbreak currently wracking the west African nation. The current bid round includes an "innovative local content incentive" that provides opportunities for mentorship and assistance to Liberian companies.

Calls for Action Over Poor Global Ebola Response

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Liberia, one of the three most Ebola-affected countries, doesn't have enough gloves even for medical staff. Overwhelmed international caregivers – like the uniquely engaged Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) – are expressing disbelief at the 'too little, too late' international response.

Is Africa's ebola crisis beyond hope? Absolutely not, says a former UN special envoy for HIV/Aids and former Canadian ambassador to the United Nations.

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Give a Glove - Pass It On for Ebola Relief Efforts

Send Liberia Life-Saving Supplies. If you gave to Haiti earthquake relief or tsunami recovery or any other humanitarian cause: why would you not help the people of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, whose countries are experiencing similarly devastating catastrophes, without the international outpouring of concern and aid that victims of those natural disasters received.Most of you are going about your normal lives, while three African countries - and potentially more - are collapsing from Ebola


Liberia: The Cruel Cost of Ebola - How the Country Had Been Moving From Stabilization to Transformation


In 2006, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf promised to tackle many national problems, made worse by more than a decade of civil war. As her administration entered its second term, Liberia was hailed for reducing child mortality before the 2015 global deadline. The country had also launched an 'Operation Plan' to transform the education sector. This AllAfrica briefing, produced prior to the spread of Ebola, examines the progress that was being made and the challenges that lay ahead, even before Ebola hit. More >>>

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