West Africa

Sierra Leone Student Refused Accommodation In UK Over Ebola Fears

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student from Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone who moved to the UK to study was refused accommodation over fears he might be carrying the deadly disease. ...

Video Captures Terrifying Moment Ebola Team Removes Passengers From US Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

Panic-stricken passengers have recorded the moment emergency workers in protective suits removed five people on board a flights from Dubai who were fe...

Ebola: Difficult Questions for Development

Ian Scoones | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK
Ian Scoones

Ideological positions and poor understandings have created a set of assumptions about development that are fundamentally challenged by the Ebola experience. Can this terrible crisis provide a moment for reframing development? Surely now is the time for a fundamental rethink of development approaches.

Airport Screenings Won't Stop Ebola Reaching UK

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK

Enhanced screening for Ebola will begin at Britain's biggest airport today after the Health Secretary revealed the deadly virus is expected to reach t...

Uni Cleaners Warned To Look Out For Blood And Vomit In Students' Bedrooms As Ebola Fears Increase

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

University cleaners have been warned to watch out for blood or vomit in students' bedrooms as fears over Ebola spreading to the UK increase. Around...

Operation Stop Ebola As Hundreds Take Part In Simulated Attack On UK

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

A full-scale, eight-hour drill to prepare emergency services, medics and law enforcement in the event of a mass Ebola outbreak in the UK will take pla...

Ebola Airport Checks Will Happen After Government's Massive U-Turn

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Travellers entering the UK will be screened for Ebola, Downing Street has said, despite it previously claiming that testing would be ineffective and a...

By the Way, That African Guy Next to You Probably Doesn't Have Ebola!

Wycliffe Sande | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK
Wycliffe Sande

Ebola is not just an African problem. Please, let's all stand up and join the fight against Ebola, and say no to the demonising of those people who just happen to come from the countries in which the Ebola outbreak is still raging.

The Islamic State, Ebola, and the Appeal of Conspiracy

James Snell | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Finding them isn't hard. Reading their litanies of untruth, so concocted as to spread the maximum terror and mistrust and discontent, is not an arduous undertaking.  I would advise against it.

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...

Tackling the 'Pandemic' of Sexual Harassment in Sierra Leone's Universities

Julie Tomlin | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK
Julie Tomlin

"It's now time for there to be an official place to say if you have this problem, you can come here," says Thorpe. "We will be able to challenge the powers that be, no matter who you are, be you a lecturer, be you a president, we'll be able to take you to task. Once we begin to name and shame people, that would be an achievement."

Louise Ridley

What It's Like Living In The Country Worst-Hit By Ebola

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Is GDP Cheating West Africa?

Claudia Delpero | Posted 25.09.2014 | 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.

It Takes More Than Words to Beat Ebola

Adrian Lovett | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK
Adrian Lovett

It is hard to imagine a crisis with the severity and reach of the Ebola epidemic currently sweeping West Africa. The outbreak of this deadly virus has presented the biggest global health emergency we've seen in years, perhaps even decades.

Ebola and HIV: Three Lessons Learned

Dr Alvaro Bermejo | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK
Dr Alvaro Bermejo

As the worst ever Ebola outbreak spins out of control in West Africa with the UN estimating this week that $1 billion is needed to contain it, parallels are being drawn between the virus and HIV/AIDS...

Briton Volunteers To Test Ebola Vaccine - Via Chimpanzee Virus

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK

A healthy Briton is about to become the first person to receive a potential new vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus. The volunteer will be injected ...

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...

Ebola: The Best Way to Predict Ebola Outbreak's Future Is to Invent It

Unni Krishnan | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK
Unni Krishnan

The current Ebola outbreak, the most severe and complex in history, is now making its impact felt worldwide.The deadly disease has killed over 960 peo...

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 ...

Donald Trump *Really* Doesn't Want Ebola Coming To America

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

Billionaire tyrant Donald Trump is chasing the anti-Ebola vote with his latest Twitter rampage, as America's best known business figure still apparent...

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

Lewis G Brown | Posted 01.10.2014 | 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.

Here's How The Ebola Virus Actually Spreads

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has reached 670 with governments around the world on alert anticipating its potential spread. ...

Jessica Elgot

We May Have Already Discovered The Cure For Ebola - So Why Are People Still Dying?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK

The cure for Ebola may have already have been developed by drugs companies, but ethical dilemmas and financial concerns are holding back hopes of a fa...

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...