Are There Some Positive Lessons From the Ebola Crisis?

Nick Thompson | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Nick Thompson

On 10 July the governments of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea will meet at the United Nations with the major development agencies to come up with a...

Ebola: A Turning Point?

Mark Goldring | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK
Mark Goldring

Oxfam is in Liberia and Sierra Leone for the long haul. We're continuing to work with communities to build understanding of Ebola treatment and how to stay healthy, providing financial support to help families get back on their feet, and helping them guard against infectious diseases by equipping schools and clinics with clean water and sanitation.

Thank You to Liberia's Women as Ebola Shown the Door

Korto Williams | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Korto Williams

When Ebola struck it was our women who were hit first and worst. Women are the traditional caregivers in our communities, so when people got sick, it was the mothers, sisters, aunties and grandmothers who tended them, often paying the ultimate price.

Ebola: Let's Remember the People at the Heart of the Outbreak

Dr Gina Radford | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK
Dr Gina Radford

When I receive a call that someone has had a terminal diagnosis, or the organist has flu, or what am I going to do about dog fouling in the churchyard - I am, again, reminded that life is not just about facts and figures - it's about experiences, hopes, and concerns.

Three Realities of Ebola

Mark Goldring | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK
Mark Goldring

It's clear that when the outbreak is finally beaten, major challenges remain for people like Stephen and Mohamed, Edwin and Finda. The three West African countries hit by the crisis will still be desperately poor, with weak health and education services and limited opportunities.

Values in Action: Kate's Legacy and Our Role in the Ebola Crisis

Nick Thompson | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK
Nick Thompson

Kate Gross, my friend and our founding CEO in AGI, died on Christmas day after a two year battle with cancer. Our last conversation was some weeks before, sitting in the November sun in Cambridge. She knew the chemo was coming to an end and we both knew what came next. But that wasn't what we talked about.

Time to Look Ahead on Ebola

Barbara Frost | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK
Barbara Frost

As the Ebola crisis in West Africa begins to ease, there is equal cause for hope and fear. The news that infections have slowed to fewer than 100 new cases per week is cause for optimism. But as the fight against Ebola moves into this next stage, there is still so much work to be done.

Trainee Student Nurse Saved Three Family Members From Ebola

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A trainee student nurse who saved three of her family members from Ebola using just bin bags as protection has won a place to finish her studies in Am...

A Day in the Life of a Chlorine Sprayer

Agus Morales | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK
Agus Morales

The body is put in an MSF vehicle and taken to the morgue. There can be no traditional burial rites, which involve washing and touching the body because of the risk of infection. This makes an already heart-breaking situation even worse for the family. They will never see the baby again...

A Time of Tears, Sorrow, Stigmatisation and Isolation

Ann-Marie Wilson | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK
Ann-Marie Wilson

Over the coming weeks and months we will continue to work with partners in country and in the diaspora communities to raise awareness and funds to combat Ebola and ensure support is available to help the recovery from this outbreak.

Why We Share the Queen's Concerns About Malaria

James Whiting | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK
James Whiting

As African leaders and our own Head of State rightly warn, we should not distract our attention and efforts from also fighting the one disease that has killed more children than any other in history (and a child every minute), malaria.

Jessica Elgot

'I Used To Shake Everyone's Hand, Now I Wait To See If They Are Afraid' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK

She is a nurse with a deep and abiding Christian faith which drove her to spend almost a year in the midst of the Ebola epidemic, surviving both malar...

Time for Women to Shape Africa's Future

Jo Simmons | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK
Jo Simmons

Mrs Mugabe's is the quintessential example of how female leadership does not guarantee a more transparent government. If women leaders are to have positive effect on the continent, it is necessary to break away from the deeply ingrained authoritarianism and culture of corruption that characterizes many governments in the region.

The Hidden Impacts of Ebola

Bella Mosselmans | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Bella Mosselmans

It is vitally important that Ebola in West Africa and its hidden impacts receive the attention they need.

Ebola in Town: Day 7 of 21

Martin Zinggl | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK
Martin Zinggl

The affected West African States won't recover quickly after this epidemic ends, even if that end is currently incalculable. This region will need assistance from the international community more than ever. Liberia's economy is in ruins, the already fragile health system has collapsed, and social networks have been divided by both death and stigma. Ebola has also caused psychological trauma among the living. This will take time - and there will be a lot to do.

Jessica Elgot

9 Ebola Myths That Could Dramatically Affect How We Can Stop It | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Ebola is a highly-infectious, extremely painful disease with a high death rate. But you probably won't get it. If you look at the man or woman sat nex...

Scientists Have Given A Terrifying Warning About Ebola Reaching UK

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Ebola Symptoms: Why No One In Britain Clearly Has The Disease Yet Ebola has a 50% chance of reaching the UK within three weeks, new research has su...

'Ebola Zombies' Are A Hoax In The Worst Possible Taste

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Ebola Symptoms: Why No One In Britain Clearly Has The Disease Yet A gruesome picture purporting to be that of a Liberian Ebola victim "risen from t...

Harrowing Footage Of Ebola Patient Awakening As Burial Team Arrive

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK

Incredible footage of a man thought to have died of Ebola stirring as a burial team prepare to take him away for cremation has emerged. Dr Richard...

Miracles Happen

Martin Zinggl | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK
Martin Zinggl

Besides all the drama currently taking place in West Africa, miracles sporadically happen right before our eyes. Just like this Ebola epidemic will write history, since last week our Ebola case management centre in Foya will probably also appear in history books. We are glad to announce that so far in Foya we discharged both the youngest, and the oldest recovered Ebola patient.

Louise Ridley

What It's Like Living In The Country Worst-Hit By Ebola | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Ebola Symptoms: Why No One In Britain Clearly Has The Disease Yet The deadly Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa isn’t only claiming thousands of...

'Surviving Ebola'

Shaunagh Connaire | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK
Shaunagh Connaire

As I was leaving Sierra Leone, the president declared a public health emergency. He'd finally acknowledged that his country was in crisis. Now we're six months into the outbreak and the CDC are predicting as many as 500,000 Ebola cases by the end of January. What was very much an avoidable epidemic may now become endemic in a part of the world already crippled by poverty.

Another Day in Life

Martin Zinggl | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK
Martin Zinggl

06:13 am. The mobile phone alarm clock wakes me up rudely. It is pitch dark in the room. A musty smell reaches my nostrils. Everything seems blurry and hazy, especially my mind. What day is it today? What's the date? It must already be September, possibly Wednesday.

Is GDP Cheating West Africa?

Claudia Delpero | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK
Claudia Delpero

The spectacular GDP growth recorded by some West African countries in the past 5 years is all of a sudden undermined by the spread of the Ebola virus. The epidemic has put under the spotlight the poor conditions of health systems in the region, but also the fragility of economic models measured only by Gross Domestic Product.

Ebola Outranks Everything Else

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK
Hilary Stauffer

Public health emergencies often occur in the place least likely to be able to manage them, and western Africa was poorly prepared for the latest outbreak of Ebola. However, as much as an overwhelmed world might fervently hope that it will remain an African problem, its impact will be felt far beyond the borders of Liberia and its neighbours. Ebola outranks everything else on a crowded global agenda today, and the quicker we acknowledge this, the more effectively it can be contained.