April 09, 2015
West Africa: Ebola Lockdowns - Anything to 'Get to Zero'
As part of Sierra Leone's bid to combat Ebola, the entire population of more than six million people has been obliged to stay at home for up to four days straight on two occasions… Read more »
April 03, 2015
Africa: The Life-Saving Ebola Drugs the World Is Ignoring
Last month, IRIN published this interview with UN Special Envoy for Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, outlining his priorities in dealing with the outbreak. Read more »
March 20, 2015
Africa: Ebola and HIV - How to Change Behaviour for the Long Term
There have been no new Ebola infections in Liberia in the past three weeks, but it's still far too early to say the virus has been defeated - Liberia's borders are porous and its… Read more »
March 19, 2015
West Africa: Beyond the Outbreak - What Can Ebola Crisis Teach Us?
New cases of Ebola are now tailing off in Liberia and Sierra Leone, and research scientists are racing against time to learn as much as possible about what is normally a rare… Read more »
March 18, 2015
Liberia: A Long Wait for Home - How Ebola Kept Refugees Stuck in Liberia
Nearly 38,000 Ivorian refugees living in Liberia have been unable to return home since July 2014, when Cote d'Ivoire closed its borders with Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak. Read more »
March 16, 2015
Liberia: "Let's Finish the Job" - UN Ebola Envoy
At the height of the Ebola outbreak in September, the United Nations appointed public health expert Dr. David Nabarro as its Special Envoy on Ebola. He was tasked with working with… Read more »
March 04, 2015
Liberia: Ebola - Liberia's Long Road to Recovery
Liberia has lifted nationwide curfews and reopened its land borders with key trading partners Sierra Leone and Guinea, but a full recovery from the economic impact of the Ebola… Read more »
February 27, 2015
Africa: Working to Keep the Peace - the Impact of Job Schemes On Ex-Rebels
Job-creation schemes are the traditional way to tackle the post-conflict problem of unemployed ex-fighters and to reduce the threat they can pose to peace and stability in fragile… Read more »
February 20, 2015
West Africa: Ebola - Back to School, but Is It Safe?
More than two million pupils in Liberia and Sierra Leone are heading back to school after a six-month shutdown caused by the Ebola outbreak. Authorities have taken steps to prevent… Read more »
January 29, 2015
West Africa: Ebola - Why Are We Blaming the Victims?
"African culture" - cute if you're a tourist, catastrophic when you want to put a lid on Ebola, or so some international health experts and media coverage of the outbreak would… Read more »
January 27, 2015
West Africa: Ebolanomics - the Search for a Vaccine
When Ebola hit West Africa last year, it was a disease with no sign of a vaccine or cure. To those affected that may have been an indication that the wider world didn't care about… Read more »
January 26, 2015
West Africa: After Ebola - What Next for West Africa's Health Systems
As rates of Ebola infection fall in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, planning has begun on how to rebuild public health systems and learn lessons from the outbreak. Read more »
January 13, 2015
West Africa: Uneven Distributions - What We Talk About When We Talk About Ebola
IRIN is introducing an occasional series of "Open Forum" guest columns to broaden the space for debate and discussion. Argument, opinion, comment, conversation, constructive rant.… Read more »
December 29, 2014
West Africa: Ebola - What Next and Where?
West Africa's Ebola epidemic has cruelly exposed the weaknesses of health systems in the countries where it struck. It was understandable that they were not prepared for Ebola,… Read more »
December 18, 2014
West Africa: Mystery Over Ebola Survivors' Ailments
For some Ebola survivors, overcoming the lethal viral assault has not heralded a full return to good health. An array of ailments including headache, joint pains, vision and… Read more »
November 21, 2014
Liberia: Ebola Hampers HIV/Aids Care
Ebola has crippled the provision of treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS in Liberia, according to health workers and patients. Read more »
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