Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Liberia: Ebola Deaths Drop, Empty Beds, Fewer Pickups

In Bardnersville, on the outskirts of Monrovia, Morris Mohammed Kromah survived Ebola, but 12 family members did not. Struggling to hold back emotions after...

Rwanda Champion African Union Water And Sanitation Plan

Rwanda has begun her new role in the implementation of an African Union initiative on continental water and sanitation. The plan was kicked off...

“I Am Not A Virus” – Ebola Stricken Regions Plead

The rallying cry of "I am not a virus" - used to fight being stigmatized as having Ebola - is now gaining traction on...

Africa On Course To Beat Malaria

The World Health Organization says it is confident that deaths from malaria could be stopped entirely. Spread by the bites of infected mosquitoes, the illness...

African Doctors Fight International Doctors On Ebola Therapy

Some medical experts from around the world ‘seeking’ to lead medical teams in the Ebola epidemic are caught sharply opposed to entrenched traditional medical...

Ebola And Its Cultural Casualty In Liberia: Hugs And Kisses

MONROVIA, Liberia — It is hard enough to push away family and friends, shunning an embrace or even a shake of the hand to...

Mosquitoes Ignore Repellent Deet after First Exposure

By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service: Genetic changes to the same species of mosquito can make them immune to Deet, although it was not clear if there were any mosquitoes like this in the wild.

America’s Ebola Treatment Racial Bias A Human Rights Issue

American healthcare workers Nancy Writebol, Kent Brantly, Craig Spencer, and Rick Sacra, as well as NBC cameraman Ashoka Mupko, were all beneficiaries of the...

A Morning-After Pill for All Ages

A U.S. judge ruled that the morning-after contraceptive pill, once sold to women over age 17, would be sold to women of all ages. Is this ruling a victory for women’s reproductive health or a permission slip for children to grow up too fast?

Thomas E. Duncan’s Death In The US Fuels Alarm Over Ebola

DALLAS — For Louise Troh, word of the death of her fiancé, Thomas Eric Duncan, unfolded Wednesday as everything else has since he was...