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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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The End Of Ebola

The numerous measures taken to contain the Ebola epidemic in Guinea during the last two years have finally yielded results: the country was finally declared Ebola-free on December 29. But to get to this point, the international community had to work hard to dispel false beliefs about the virus and promote health-seeking behaviors. The population’s …

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Ebola Fighters

Marie-Claire Tchecola, Nurse and Ebola Survivor Donka Hospital Screening and Referral Unit “I didn’t have hope, but I had courage.” Marie-Claire Tchecoloa thought her life was over when she was admitted to an ETU in the Guinean capital Conakry in the spring of last year. A nurse at Donka Hospital, the country’s largest, for 15 …

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Disbelief In Guinea

When the call came through that a 39-year-old woman was allegedly sick with Ebola-like symptoms, Dr. Diomande Zingbe Ahmed and his colleagues were sent to investigate. Equipped with personal protective equipment (PPE) and chlorinated water, the team set out to the Fula Madina neighborhood of Conakry, Guinea’s seaside capital, in a pick-up truck, their ambulance …

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