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Ebola Outranks Everything Else

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 08.09.2014 | 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.

Britain Begins Ebola Vaccine Tests As West Africa Braces For Even More Deaths

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

Britain's largest drug company is to begin trails of an experimental Ebola vaccine, as a top public health official warned the crisis in west Africa i...

British Man Infected With Ebola Wanted To 'Make A Difference' In Fighting Outbreak

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK

The British man diagnosed with Ebola said he wanted to "make a difference" by working with those infected with the potentially fatal disease and said ...

Briton Infected With Ebola Could Be Heading To The UK

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK

A British national who tested positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone could be flown back to the UK for treatment. It has been reported that a decision ...

'One Of The Stupidest Things I Have Ever Seen'

Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients a...

Two Tested For Ebola In British Hospitals

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK

A patient was quarantined during an Ebola scare at a British hospital today, hours after a female detainee who became ill at an immigration removal ce...

Experimental Ebola Drug Heads To Liberia, But Did A Spanish Priest Die AFTER Being Treated?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

Fears have been raised over the distribution of an experimental Ebola drug after a Spanish priest, believed to have been treated with the serum, succu...

Ebola Victims Bodies Left To Rot In The Street As Outbreak Declared Worst Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK

Bodies of Ebola victims are being left in the street by terrified relatives who fear that keeping the bodies will mean they are contaminated, Liberia ...

The Not-So-Secret Antibody Treating Americans For 'Incurable' Ebola

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

If there's no treatment or cure for Ebola, why have two American patients been treated with a not-so-secret antibody that seems, so far, to be aiding ...

Ebola: With No Vaccine Only the Power of Information Can Defeat the Virus

Lewis G Brown | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK
Lewis G Brown

The international media is right to focus attention on this outbreak as it now may be developing an international dimension. Attempts to contain Ebola's spread are exacerbated by our interconnected world of porous borders and international air travel. In the face of this challenge, there are two factors that will help us defeat Ebola. The first is the virus's own unique characteristics; the second is the power of information.

UK Border Staff 'Unprepared' To Deal With Ebola

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK

Border staff do not feel adequately prepared to deal with the possibility of people with Ebola coming to the UK and need more information about the th...

American Doctor Infected With Ebola Is Rightfully 'Terrified'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

An American doctor who travelled to West Africa to fight the worst ever outbreak of Ebola has said he is "terrified" and "praying fervently to God" th...

Man Tested For Ebola In Birmingham As Fears Grow Over Virus Spread

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

The British government views Ebola as a "very serious threat", Philip Hammond said today, as it emerged that man has been tested at a hospital in Birm...

After Killind Hundreds In Africa, Could Ebola Now Be Coming To The UK?

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

Fears are being raised that the worst ever outbreak of Ebola could spread to the UK after a man who flew from one of the affected countries - where th...

American Doctor Contracts Ebola In West Africa Outbreak

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers, | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK

A US doctor has contracted Ebola in the epidemic that is ravaging west Africa - the first American to contract the disease in an outbreak that has kil...

British Doctors On Look Out For Ebola Spread

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

British doctors have been warned to look out for symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus, now sweeping through West Africa. British health officials hav...

Jessica Elgot

Africa Needs More Than A Witch Doctor To Stop 'Out Of Control' Ebola Outbreak

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

When villagers in some of the most remote corners of West Africa began to show symptoms of a deadly, unknown virus, locals tried traditional cures, be...

In Terms of Numbers Affected and Geographic Region, This Is the Worst Ebola Outbreak Ever

Gwen Wilson | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
Gwen Wilson

Ebola is such a contagious and deadly disease. This is the worst outbreak ever, both in terms of numbers affected and geographic region. It is the first time Ebola has appeared in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, so there's a lot of misunderstanding, which breeds fear, and it's that fear that presents the biggest challenge.

Ebola Is Now Spreading 'Out Of Control' Across West Africa

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

West Africa's Ebola epidemic is completely "out of control", with more than 60 outbreaks across three nations and doctors overwhelmed by the number of...

Being In Prison In England 'Is Human Rights Abuse,' War Criminal Says

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

An African war criminal has launched a legal challenge claiming that being in prison in the north east of England is an abuse of his human rights. ...

Raped During Conflict, Now Selling Sex to Survive, Liberia's Daughters of War Have a Message: Listen to Our Stories Angelina, and Bring Us Change

Jane Labous | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jane Labous

Silver, 30, was gang-raped in the war by four men who tied her up and left her pregnant. Now she is a sex worker to survive. Photo: ©PlanInternatio...

Ebola - Taming a Killer Virus

Unni Krishnan | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK
Unni Krishnan

Prevention is better than cure- this maxim applies for all disasters, including public health crisis such as an Ebola outbreak...

Liberian War Criminal To Serve 50-Year Sentence In UK

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia who was convicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) on war crimes, is to be transferred to ...

University Left Empty After Every Single School Leaver In The Country Fails Entrance Exam

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A university in West Africa will be left without first-year students after not one school leaver in the country managed to pass its entrance exam due ...

How We Can Lift 2.7 Billion People Out of Poverty

Lord Boateng | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Politics
Lord Boateng

A remarkable revolution is taking place in finance, not in the City, but under the shade of large communal trees in villages across Africa and the developing world. It's a savings revolution, and one with the potential to pump $157 billion into the global economy, and particularly developing nations, if the 2.7bn adults worldwide who are 'unbanked' participate in savings-led microfinance programmes.