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"[R]egardless of the setting and causes of vaccine hesitancy, poor communication needs to be addressed generally, in addition to developing targeted communication to address hesitancy and improve vaccine uptake."

This is one of the lessons that emerged from a November 2011 meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (...

"[S]pecific communication challenges make it difficult for the public to perceive the risks of polio among other priorities, and hinder adequate support from governments, social and religious institutions, the media, community leaders and other stakeholders."

Author: Ranjani.K.Murthy, February 20 2015 - Often I am asked to plan, train or evaluate programs from a gender lens. The organisation’s gender policy and guidelines are given to me, and I am asked to keep these in mind while carrying out my tasks. Unfortunately, many policies and guidelines (often generated by donors) focus on gender relations...

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Experiences

Published since 2009, Bingwa magazine for children is intended to be a source of information, advice, and fun for children aged 9-14. It also offers a space for children to speak up and be heard, with a particular focus on fighting corruption and eradicating poverty. Published by Africa Child, the free magazine began as a three-times-per year...

Black Gold (Ouro Negro) is a serial radio drama in Mozambique designed to raise awareness around improving children's health and development. The drama, which is being broadcast nationally in 2015, uses an entertainment-education approach to promote and disseminate the Facts for Life information developed by the United Nations Children's...

Launched in 2011, Save the Children's 5-year Children Lead the Way (CLW) programme aims to secure the rights of girls and boys to protection, education, and survival in Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Peru. CLW works to promote the fulfilment of the rights of girls and boys, with a main focus on children who work. The goal is to...

Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe draws on various communication strategies and tools in an effort to produce, transmit, and translate knowledge to support the control and ultimate eradication of malaria around the world. Led by the United States (US)-based Harvard School of Public Health, the university is working to...

Culminating at a December 2014 conference, TELLME was a 36-month collaborative project that sought to provide evidence and to develop models for improved risk communication during infectious disease crises around the world. The TELLME project combined public health, social sciences, behavioural sciences, political sciences, law, ethics,...

"There is no point in having a vaccine if you cannot roll it out. This is a story for donors, who increasingly need to know that the money which is going into developing countries is actually having an impact, and this is a very good example of something which has a clear and measurable impact."

Helen Evans, interim chief executive...

During the monsoon season (June to October), in some flood-prone communities in Bangladesh, children cannot attend school, and communities cannot access healthcare facilities when their villages are cut off from mainland services by flooding. Two "floating schools" on river boats are being supplied to teach children ages 6-14 and to offer...

In October 2013, a training in Salvador, Brazil, introducing a multimedia technology called Vojo, was presented to 20 youth in a quilombo community (a settlement of people originally of African origin), Ilha de Maré, which has no internet access. The training introduced a means of posting content in the internet with inexpensive mobile phones...

Certified polio-free in 2014, India turned its attention to another public health challenge: the elimination of lymphatic filariasis (also called filaria or elephantiasis - "Hathipaon" in colloquial Hindi), which is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that threatens nearly half of its population (500 million people).

In August 2014, a group of youth aged 16 to 21 participated in a comic drawing workshop in the Northern Region of Ghana. During the workshop, Ebola emerged as a priority issue, and the young people, guided by facilitators, created comic strip stories around various aspects of the disease. The resulting booklet is being distributed to help raise...

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Strategic Thinking

"[R]egardless of the setting and causes of vaccine hesitancy, poor communication needs to be addressed generally, in addition to developing targeted communication to address hesitancy and improve vaccine uptake."

This is one of the lessons that emerged from a November 2011 meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (...

"The humanitarian situation...remains of grave concern and, as the conflict enters its fourth year, insecurity, and violence continue to force the people of Syria to seek safety and protection elsewhere. Disruption of health services and infrastructure, low levels of routine immunisation and prolonged wild poliovirus circulation places the...

This document reports on preliminary findings from polls conducted as part of a global research initiative to understand and respond to parents' views and experiences receiving polio vaccine. As the researchers - who hail from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) as part of a collaboration between the Harvard Opinion Research Program (...

"Following the attacks on polio workers in December 2012 and in 2013, the overall aim of the communications programme has shifted towards positioning polio vaccination so that community, political and religious leaders view OPV as an essential trusted commodity."

From the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan, this report narrates the epidemiological situation with regard to polio, the status of supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs), acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance, and communication activities implemented in 2013 and planned for 2014.

"...Polio program in Afghanistan has identified 6 key intervention areas that will be essential to assure the implementation of strategies [including]:...Communication directed to increased community demand and ownership..."

"To address anti-polio sentiments and violence targeting polio workers early in 2013, the program intensified social and community mobilization activities providing opportunities for community leaders to engage in the response and become advocates for the program's success."

This 63-page report discusses findings of a study exploring child protection in the media in Uganda. The study examined the policy and legal environment, media coverage, and the relationship between civil society organisations, government, and media as it relates to child protection. Together with similar studies conducted in Kenya, Tanzania,...

From the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the Global Polio Emergency Action Plan (EAP) aims to boost vaccination coverage in Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, the 3 remaining polio-endemic countries. It builds on India's success in stopping polio transmission and outlines a range of new strategies and initiatives to better support...

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by Evaluation and Research

Making Evaluation Matter: Writings from South Asia

This is a first-of-its-kind collection of writings by evaluation professionals working in South Asia. It analyses and documents the status of, and challenges for, development evaluation in this region. The collection covers three critical dimensions of making evaluation matter in development processes and change in South Asia: context, methods...

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Digital

Safety and Security Officer - Internews - Juba, South Sudan

SUMMARY:

Working closely with the Country Risk Manager, the Safety and Security Officer will be responsible for the Juba based Internews fleet inclusive of overseeing movement scheduling and maintenance. He/She will also have deputy security responsibilities inclusive of security training and security operations support...

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) hosts an innovation webinar on Tuesday, March 10 2015, at 11AM EST focused on utilising digital storytelling techniques for health communication campaigns. This webinar is the eighth in HC3's innovation webinar series, which highlights and examines applications of digital...

"To address anti-polio sentiments and violence targeting polio workers early in 2013, the program intensified social and community mobilization activities providing opportunities for community leaders to engage in the response and become advocates for the program's success."

Offered by the NetWorks Project, this online training series is designed to strengthen capacity on how to use evidence and data to create strong social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) programmes for malaria prevention and control. The training series is intended for a wide audience, but primarily for those who work on malaria control...

From the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the Global Polio Emergency Action Plan (EAP) aims to boost vaccination coverage in Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, the 3 remaining polio-endemic countries. It builds on India's success in stopping polio transmission and outlines a range of new strategies and initiatives to better support...

The 10th eLearning Africa Conference will "showcase the stories, experiences, research, thinking and expertise that make up the complex but thrilling picture of ICT for development, education and training in Africa today, under the overall theme of Enriching Tomorrow." Hosted in 2015 in collaboration with the Ethiopian Ministry of Communication...

Author:  Emma Schwartz of NetHope Solutions Center, originally posted December 15 2014, cross-posted February 5 2015 - [Health Communication Capacity Collaborative] HC3’s held its seventh Health Communication Innovation Webinar on Dec. 9 [2014] to offer...

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Film and Video

From the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan, this report narrates the epidemiological situation with regard to polio, the status of supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs), acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance, and communication activities implemented in 2013 and planned for 2014.

How about using Indian Railways to promote Swachh Bharat!

Author: Anand Shekar, February 11 2015 - Mahatma Gandhi had a long relationship with the railways. The railways were instrumental in the conversion of the lawyer M.K. Gandhi into the Mahatma as he traveled by trains through the whole country in his quest for...

Produced as part of Internews' Project on Conflict and Media during 2012-2014, this toolbox for journalists "uses the principles of conflict-sensitive journalism (CSJ) to teach reporters how to cover even the most senseless acts of cruelty in a way that contributes to peacebuilding. It includes theoretical background, practical tips, and...

During the monsoon season (June to October), in some flood-prone communities in Bangladesh, children cannot attend school, and communities cannot access healthcare facilities when their villages are cut off from mainland services by flooding. Two "floating schools" on river boats are being supplied to teach children ages 6-14 and to offer...

Certified polio-free in 2014, India turned its attention to another public health challenge: the elimination of lymphatic filariasis (also called filaria or elephantiasis - "Hathipaon" in colloquial Hindi), which is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that threatens nearly half of its population (500 million people).

David Blumenkrantz - Communications Advocacy Consultant - CA, United States

David Blumenkrantz’s professional experience includes eight years of NGO, documentary and photojournalism work in East and Central Africa. From his home in Kenya, he traveled extensively and covered social, relief and development, and political issues. From 1992-1994, he was the Information Department Coordinator for the Undugu Society of Kenya...

"[A] social design focus should concentrate on context-specific innovations that open safe spaces for dialogue and create new ways of delivering motivating and clear messages to the general public by challenging normalised ideas. Ultimately, this article creates a platform upon which this type of social design thinking and output can develop...

"Without question, communication is playing an increasingly important role within complex emergencies. New information and communication technologies and burgeoning social media use are combining with the extensive reach and use of traditional media to provide crucial lifeline information resources for vulnerable people."

This toolkit is intended to serve as an educational tool, providing information and resources for the design and implementation of activities to promote transparency in education. Created for individuals and institutions, particularly youth-led and youth-oriented non-governmental organisations (NGOs), it was developed by the International...

EbolaMustGo

Author: Ibrahim Sesay, December 13 2014 - I have been closely monitoring the various interventions that had been and are still being undertaken by the government of Sierra Leone and its stakeholders to address the dreadful Ebola epidemic in the country. These are my observations:

1. The Centralized Nature of Communication.

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Radio

"[S]pecific communication challenges make it difficult for the public to perceive the risks of polio among other priorities, and hinder adequate support from governments, social and religious institutions, the media, community leaders and other stakeholders."

Safety and Security Officer - Internews - Juba, South Sudan

SUMMARY:

Working closely with the Country Risk Manager, the Safety and Security Officer will be responsible for the Juba based Internews fleet inclusive of overseeing movement scheduling and maintenance. He/She will also have deputy security responsibilities inclusive of security training and security operations support...

Author: Tom Baker, February 18 2015, originally posted on World Radio Day, themed "Youth" (February 13 2015) - In this interview, Tom Baker explains how BBC Media Action is using the unique power of radio to inform, connect and empower young people around the world.

There are so many development days in the calendar, why does World...

Author: Rukhsana Ahmad, February 13 2015 - For me, as a Karachi-ite, born and bred, the invitation to be a trainer on The Bigger Picture: Media, Representation and Inclusion in Pakistan, was irresistible. Here was my chance to revisit my former hometown, not for personal reasons as I often do, but as a writer hoping to engage in stimulating...

From the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan, this report narrates the epidemiological situation with regard to polio, the status of supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs), acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance, and communication activities implemented in 2013 and planned for 2014.

"...Polio program in Afghanistan has identified 6 key intervention areas that will be essential to assure the implementation of strategies [including]:...Communication directed to increased community demand and ownership..."

Mamoletsane Khati

Author: Mamoletsane Khati, February 18 2015 - In a region where child marriage reigns supreme and is silently accepted by many as a "normal" practice, the media needs to take charge and correct misconceptions.

And that is exactly what journalists from four Southern Africa countries are doing after receiving support from regional...

Gillies Kasongo

Author: Gillies C Kasongo, February 18, submitted for World Radio Day, February 13 2015 - Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) commends local radio stations that are transforming themselves into platforms that enable local communities with an opportunity to engage in dialogue on various developmental issues that affect their lives,...

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Television

Author: Rukhsana Ahmad, February 13 2015 - For me, as a Karachi-ite, born and bred, the invitation to be a trainer on The Bigger Picture: Media, Representation and Inclusion in Pakistan, was irresistible. Here was my chance to revisit my former hometown, not for personal reasons as I often do, but as a writer hoping to engage in stimulating...

Author: Anna Colom, February 13 2015 - It’s been a significant few months for the “Any Questions” style TV and Radio show Sema Kenya. As Senior Production Manager Jackie Christie explains in her last...

From the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan, this report narrates the epidemiological situation with regard to polio, the status of supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs), acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance, and communication activities implemented in 2013 and planned for 2014.

"...Polio program in Afghanistan has identified 6 key intervention areas that will be essential to assure the implementation of strategies [including]:...Communication directed to increased community demand and ownership..."

Mamoletsane Khati

Author: Mamoletsane Khati, February 18 2015 - In a region where child marriage reigns supreme and is silently accepted by many as a "normal" practice, the media needs to take charge and correct misconceptions.

And that is exactly what journalists from four Southern Africa countries are doing after receiving support from regional...

This 63-page report discusses findings of a study exploring child protection in the media in Uganda. The study examined the policy and legal environment, media coverage, and the relationship between civil society organisations, government, and media as it relates to child protection. Together with similar studies conducted in Kenya, Tanzania,...

From the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), this literature review and searchable database of 123 peer-reviewed journal articles were developed from a review and programme scan of peer-reviewed and grey literature on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of...

Produced as part of Internews' Project on Conflict and Media during 2012-2014, this toolbox for journalists "uses the principles of conflict-sensitive journalism (CSJ) to teach reporters how to cover even the most senseless acts of cruelty in a way that contributes to peacebuilding. It includes theoretical background, practical tips, and...

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Community Participation

"[S]pecific communication challenges make it difficult for the public to perceive the risks of polio among other priorities, and hinder adequate support from governments, social and religious institutions, the media, community leaders and other stakeholders."

Published since 2009, Bingwa magazine for children is intended to be a source of information, advice, and fun for children aged 9-14. It also offers a space for children to speak up and be heard, with a particular focus on fighting corruption and eradicating poverty. Published by Africa Child, the free magazine began as a three-times-per year...

Author: Rukhsana Ahmad, February 13 2015 - For me, as a Karachi-ite, born and bred, the invitation to be a trainer on The Bigger Picture: Media, Representation and Inclusion in Pakistan, was irresistible. Here was my chance to revisit my former hometown, not for personal reasons as I often do, but as a writer hoping to engage in stimulating...

From the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan, this report narrates the epidemiological situation with regard to polio, the status of supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs), acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance, and communication activities implemented in 2013 and planned for 2014.

"...Polio program in Afghanistan has identified 6 key intervention areas that will be essential to assure the implementation of strategies [including]:...Communication directed to increased community demand and ownership..."

"To address anti-polio sentiments and violence targeting polio workers early in 2013, the program intensified social and community mobilization activities providing opportunities for community leaders to engage in the response and become advocates for the program's success."

Gillies Kasongo

Author: Gillies C Kasongo, February 18, submitted for World Radio Day, February 13 2015 - Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) commends local radio stations that are transforming themselves into platforms that enable local communities with an opportunity to engage in dialogue on various developmental issues that affect their lives,...

"In the context of the Support to National Malaria Control Programme (SuNMaP), demand creation is the strategic combination of advocacy, communication, and mobilisation approaches that seek to achieve increased community awareness of, and demand for, effective malaria prevention and treatment services."

How about using Indian Railways to promote Swachh Bharat!

Author: Anand Shekar, February 11 2015 - Mahatma Gandhi had a long relationship with the railways. The railways were instrumental in the conversion of the lawyer M.K. Gandhi into the Mahatma as he traveled by trains through the whole country in his quest for...

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Materials

"To achieve universal health coverage and better health outcomes, the world needs more health workers...Educating and training an ample supply of new health workers, though, is hindered by a limited number of schools and the scarcity of resources to scale up their efforts."

This webpage from the Council on Foreign Relations serves as a resource for communication practitioners and others seeking to understand - and access resources about - the global effort to eradicate polio. Clicking on each of the subheadings in the background brings the reader to information and multiple URLs leading to further data - for...

Offered by the NetWorks Project, this online training series is designed to strengthen capacity on how to use evidence and data to create strong social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) programmes for malaria prevention and control. The training series is intended for a wide audience, but primarily for those who work on malaria control...

"They are deviant because their actions are not the norm and they lead to positive outcomes, clinically and relationally."

"The engagement of new actors in global health - from philanthropic foundations to NGOs [non-governmental organisations] to multinational corporations - has created opportunities for partnership but also challenges of coordination and policy coherence."

From the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), this literature review and searchable database of 123 peer-reviewed journal articles were developed from a review and programme scan of peer-reviewed and grey literature on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of...

"This I-Kit introduces users to the building blocks for a social and behavior change communication (SBCC) strategy for breastfeeding. It links the SBCC strategy development to faith-based organizations (FBOs) assets such as religious leaders and religious texts. It includes basic information about breastfeeding and the role of FBOs, religious...

Produced as part of Internews' Project on Conflict and Media during 2012-2014, this toolbox for journalists "uses the principles of conflict-sensitive journalism (CSJ) to teach reporters how to cover even the most senseless acts of cruelty in a way that contributes to peacebuilding. It includes theoretical background, practical tips, and...

"...although two-way communication is listed as a strength of social media, this can also be used negatively to further perpetuate misinformation..."

This edition of Global Media Journal entitled: International Media Assistance: Experiences and Prospects (available in German and in English) focuses on international aid to the media sector in developing countries, describing, defining, and documenting the practical and the theoretical aspects of international media...

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As part of Envisions Institute of Development have been involved in working on various projects for Behaviour Change. Work with excluded communities. Main approach has been capacity building for...

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15+ years of experience in management of NGO workign in health and nutrition, livelyhood development sectors

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Worked in civil society as a media person, worked in governemtnas PR and lecturing at university in Communication for change and media ethics. as well as editing and layout

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Currently working for Lapis Communications, helping governments, international organisations (UN, WHO, ICRC etc) communicate with impact in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and the Middle East.

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Izabela Moi has been a full-time journalist since she started working more than two decades ago, and the daily newspaper newsroom was her home for most of that time. Because she believes education...

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Ruta has been involved in international development work since 2011 when she went to Georgia as a volunteer and gained professional experience working with community building programs in IDP...

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Ebola News Feed

Africa: Is Big Data the Solution to Africa's Big Issues?
Feb 27 2015 - 5:03am
[Capital FM]At the pick of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a Kenyan start-up created a reporting SMS-based system that allowed communities in Sierra Leone to alert the government on new infections and response in different areas of the country.

Liberia: Liberia's President Thanks U.S. for Helping Control Ebola Epidemic
Feb 27 2015 - 3:18am
[USIP]In August, West Africa’s outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus exploded into Liberia’s capital, filling its hospitals beyond capacity and killing many of the city’s already-too-few doctors and nurses. With her government struggling and Liberians dying in Monrovia’s streets, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf placed urgent calls to both Democratic and Republican members of Congress, “who I...

WASH in Schools: Liberia’s first step to recovery from Ebola
Feb 27 2015 - 2:41am
WASH in Schools: Liberia’s first step to recovery from Ebola27 February 2015Investing in water, sanitation and health in schools is a tangible,...

By bike, by bus and by boat: Our Ebola radio show’s incredible bi-weekly journey across Sierra Leone.
Feb 26 2015 - 6:23am
Cars travel on a road just outside of Freetown, Sierra Leone What do a priest, a boat, a bus and a bike have in common? Despite sounding like the start of a bad joke this is in fact part of our strategy for circulating and transmitting our life-saving Ebola information radio programmes to stations across Sierra Leone.Brown paper packagesWhile most BBC programmes are sent down ISDN lines or...

Speech: Justine Greening: Global Law Summit
Feb 26 2015 - 6:03am
Introduction Thank you for that introduction. It’s fantastic to be here with you all today. I was very keen to be part of what I think is a special event. I know a Global Law Summit wouldn’t always have been the most obvious platform for a Secretary of State for International Development. Many people when they think of the work that my department does will think of us providing humanitarian...

Press release: UK Minister: Scottish charities ‘on front line of fight against global poverty’
Feb 26 2015 - 6:01am
Scottish charities that are doing incredible work to help some of the world’s poorest people were praised by International Development Minister Desmond Swayne ahead of the first ‘DFID Direct’ roadshow event in Glasgow. He will use the event to encourage small and medium-sized international development charities across Scotland to apply for...

West Africa: 'The Road to Zero Cases Is a Very Bumpy One'
Feb 26 2015 - 5:42am
[Ebola Deeply]Ebola Deeply spoke with Sierra Leone government spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay about a recent spike in cases, the government's pledge to reach zero cases by mid-May and the audit that revealed some Ebola funds were not properly accounted for.

West Africa: WHO Reports Overall Decrease in Ebola Infections
Feb 26 2015 - 1:47am
[Deutsche Welle]The transmission of Ebola in West Africa is on the decline, the World Health Organization has announced. Sierra Leone, however, warns that unsafe burial practices threaten to turn that trend around again.

Ebola: World Bank and Liberia to Work with Japan to Launch a Psychological Support Project
Feb 25 2015 - 1:04pm
MONROVIA, February 25, 2015 - The Liberian Government and the World Bank Group in partnership with the Government of Japan, today launched a new $3 million project to address the psychological effects of Liberia's Ebola crisis and to promote psychosocial health in the country. The ceremony was held at the World Bank Liberia Office. The project, Supporting Psychosocial Health and Resilience in...

As Gov’t Cries For Revenue Intake,Illegal Mining Rocks Liberia
Feb 25 2015 - 1:00pm
The illegal mining of Liberia’s mineral sectors around the country has reportedly climbed to its highest peak, as both Liberians and foreign nationals have situated themselves mineral rich areas taken advantage of the absent of mining inspectors from the Ministry of Land, Mines and Energy to counties covered by these illegal miners. Report for Gbarpolu and Grand Bassa Counties speaks of a large...

Liberia: A Conversation With the U.S. Ambassador to Liberia
Feb 25 2015 - 12:37pm
[Ebola Deeply]Monrovia -Ebola Deeply sat down with Deborah R. Malac, the U.S. ambassador to Liberia, to discuss the road to zero cases, the impact of the U.S. military mission in Liberia, and President Ellen Johnson's Sirleaf's personal letter to President Obama in September, appealing for help.

Liberia: Our Laboratories Had Challenges Before Ebola
Feb 25 2015 - 6:33am
[NEWS]The National Laboratory Coordinator of the National Incident Management Team, Henry Kohar has highlighted the challenges laboratories in Liberia faced prior to the Ebola outbreak.

Liberia: Returning to Normalcy - Liberia Household Returns to Work
Feb 25 2015 - 6:26am
[FrontPageAfrica]Washington -Nearly 20 percent of the Liberians who had stopped working since the Ebola crisis have returned to work in the last month, according to the World Bank Group's most recent round of cellphone surveys, signaling both important progress and the magnitude of the challenge ahead.

Africa: 3 Tips for WHO's New Director for Africa
Feb 25 2015 - 3:52am
[IRIN]Dakar -The World Health Organization says the death toll from Ebola has risen for the second time in two consecutive weeks, despite earlier announcements that the transmission rate was on the decline.

Guinea: First Ebola Survivors Talk of Hope and Despair
Feb 25 2015 - 2:02am
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Gueckedou, Guinea -Lying in an Ebola treatment centre in southeast Guinea, hidden behind thick plastic sheets and surrounded by nurses in yellow protective suits, Rose Komano feared she would not survive the virus that had robbed her of so many loved ones.