2003: AmeriCares airlifts life-saving aid to Monrovia, Liberia, where years of civil war caused the collapse of the country's healthcare infrastructure. #Liberia #conflict Photo: Chris Rowan - All Rights Reserved. Join us: www.americares.org
EBOLA VIRUS.. On Wednesday, the West African nation of Sierra Leone shut down its border with neighbors’ Guinea and Liberia to try and contain a widespread Ebola virus outbreak. The country declared a state of emergency, shutting down all of its schools, theaters, and nightclubs in the overarching effort to stop the rapid breakout.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has through its strict lending policies #austerity contributed to the Ebola crisis, professors from three British universities have charged. In a report published online last week in The Lancet Global Health the four researchers lay out how conditions the organization imposed on Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia--the three countries hardest hit by the virus--in order to accept loans put further burdens on local healthcare systems.
34. RAJ PANJABI, CEO, LAST MILE HEALTH His early days were spent in Liberia. He fled a civil war only to return later with vigour and medical degree to train villagers in remote areas to become healthcare workers. When Ebola struck, his 1,300-strong team helped keep the virus at bay in many parts of Liberia. (Picture used for representational purpose) Fortune's 50 greatest leaders of 2015
The World Bank has pledged $200m to help contain the deadly Ebola virus, with the growing crisis forcing healthcare system in Liberia to shut down out of fear of staff contracting the virus. The World Bank said on Monday that it would provide up to $200m in emergency assistance to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone to help the West African nations contain the deadly outbreak which has killed 887 since the outbreak began in March this year. Jim Yong Kim,