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Public Health Experts Conclude Research Conducted at Heart of West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak Can Provide Valuable Guidance in Preparing for Future Emergencies

Public health specialists who engaged in research while responding to the 2014-2016 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa have concluded that conducting such work in the midst of a major humanitarian crisis is both possible and can yield valuable guidance when preparing for future infectious disease outbreaks. The three experts, Adam Levine, Primary …

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Baby Jo: The 3-month-old Ebola survivor

At the height of the Ebola Epidemic in Liberia a Mother and her 3-month-old daughter (Baby Jo) are admitted for testing at the Bong County Ebola Treatment Center.  International Medical Corps staff and volunteers share their memories about her survival story.
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Research Study: Using Wireless Patient Monitoring Technology to Fight Ebola

During the West Africa Ebola outbreak, International Medical Corps and Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) tested the feasibility of a wireless patient monitoring system in providing real-time, remote monitoring of patient signs inside an Ebola treatment facility. The three-week trial took place in International Medical Corps’ Ebola Treatment Center (ETC) in Makeni, Sierra Leone and …

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Ebola Innovations

Ebola invariably caused deaths in the communities where it spread across Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and elsewhere. It also brought about an unparalleled level of awareness of the disease and, consequently, a number of solutions to combat it effectively. Highlight™ stands out as a noteworthy discovery among the numerous initiatives devised by students and scholars …

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Guinea’s Untold Story

Imagine a country where cholera breaks out every year, where over 50 out of 1,000 people get malaria, and where health facilities are so poorly equipped that pregnant women have to bring their own delivery kits to the maternity ward. Then, Ebola hits. The outbreak produced 3,351 confirmed cases—2,083 of which resulted in death. The …

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Ebola: Resurfacing

It was a regular Wednesday afternoon and everyone at the International Medical Corps office in Conakry was involved in meetings, reports, and calls to ensure the post-Ebola program runs smoothly. Then, a call disrupted that routine at 4:23 pm: three Ebola cases were confirmed. Another two were suspected. Health centers everywhere across Guinea remind patients …

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Training Sierra Leone’s traditional healers

Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak was declared over in November, only for the virus to reappear two months later. With the end of that second outbreak yet to be confirmed, there are now concerns that unsafe practises are being revived which remain banned.

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“The Orphans We Are Left With”

When government health worker Brima Kamara arrived in Pate-Bana, a small town of some 2,000 souls in north-central Sierra Leone, it was eerily quiet, the sun-baked, red dirt streets empty. He went straight to the community health post, where he opened the doors to find nine corpses, all still on IV fluids. Spilled blood covered …

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