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Health - TIME

On March 5, Liberian physicians discharged Beatrice Yardolo, an English teacher, from the hospital, hoping that she would be their last Ebola patient. Unfortunately, last Friday another person in Liberia tested positive for the disease that has killed more than 10,000 people in West Africa.

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Health - TIME

By the time the ambulance arrived at the clinic in Liberias capital city on September 15, her mother had slipped into silence, then death. Berlinda, dressed in a pink plaid shirt and ruffled shorts, emerged from the ambulance wide eyed and scared.

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Sierra Leone researchers call for improved health surveillance, communication around Ebola…

Researchers working in Sierra Leone suggest priority actions needed to tackle the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa. There is an urgent need to provide reliable and constant access to personal protective equipment in health-care centres across the region."

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International health systems fund could have averted Ebola outbreak, experts say --…

In the meantime, Ebola continues to spread amongst health workers and the general population, in countries where health resources were already strained before the outbreak. The answer is not untested drugs, mass quarantines, or even humanitarian relief.

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CDC Global Health - Stories

India, for example, is the largest democracy in the world and has the worlds largest postal system, the longest road network, and the most English speakers

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WHO | Reversing a global health workforce crisis

Shortcomings in the health workforce stretch well beyond Africa and current disease outbreaks. Education, training and incentives should be focused on creating an efficient workforce that is centred on people rather than disease.

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Extent of the mental health impact of Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone revealed in report released…

The most frequently cited problems faced by those interviewed were the lack of hospitals, lack of education and lack of jobs. These challenges are causing widespread psychological distress for people of all ages across Sierra Leone, including fear, boredom, and feelings of isolation and separation.

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WHO | Supporting countries to achieve health service resilience

In response to this need, WHO oversaw the development of the Recovery Toolkit. I'm confident that this will increase awareness and access among partners and countries of the products/resources available.

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About the Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) | Division of Global Health Protection |…

The problems we face are wide-ranging, from inefficient or underfunded systems to economic or political struggles to natural disasters. We are sharing resources with existing programs to reduce noncommunicable diseases caused by hypertension and tobacco use.

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MNT (printer-friendly) - Sierra Leone researchers call for health surveillance improvements to…

This is partly because a patient and their family may be stigmatized if diagnosed with Ebola. There is an urgent need to provide reliable and constant access to personal protective equipment in health care centers across the region."

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Global Health Programs | Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases | NCEZID | CDC

At the invitation of host countries, we provide training and critical technical assistance in the areas of surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity building, and communications. The SWS increases access to safe water by helping individuals treat and safely store water in homes, health facilities, and schools.

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Health Buzz: Ebola Outbreak the ‘Worst Since AIDS’ - US News

Its changing quickly, and its going to be a long fight, Frieden said at a World Bank forum on Thursday. Ebola has killed more than 3,800 in West Africa, and its likely to be months before the disease is under control.

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