ebola outbreak

I spent a week in Kenema government hospital and witnessed five births in total. None of the babies survived. My heart ached with pain for the mum's and midwives who had to endure this suffering. But this was and is the daily reality of life in Kenema government hospital, and it's a story repeated across Sierra Leone. You only have to travel to a cemetery to see the rows and rows of tiny graves which fill the graveyard.
Last week Sierra Leone marked the first anniversary of the declaration of the end of the Ebola outbreak by the World Health
In summer 2014, a social media campaign successfully encouraged millions of people to dump buckets of ice-cold water over
World Day for Laboratory Animals on 24 April was originally established by animal rights activists to raise awareness for
The threat which posed danger to humans across the globe, the virus which spread like wildfire, Ebola still presents a risk to all of us. But where is it now? What are the facts and figures since the outbreak in February 2014.
Twelve year-old Mariatu has a beautiful smile. But she doesn't smile often. Her 15 year-old brother Mohammed doesn't smile at all. They are kind and polite as they talk to me before heading to their school which has now reopened; but they carry sadness in their eyes...
Health workers are celebrating in Sierra Leone after the last known Ebola patient was discharged from hospital. Two members
This piece is by Dr. Freeman Osonuga. Freeman is a One Young World Ambassador from Nigeria. He is the Founder and Executive
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.
For the most part, the international staff at the Red Cross treatment centre have years of experience behind them. But even so, you cannot neglect the psychological impact of dealing with death on a daily basis.