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Fifth person dies in Guinea Ebola flare-up

Fifth person dies in Guinea Ebola flare-up

A fifth person has died of Ebola in southeast Guinea since March 17, a health official told Reuters on Tuesday, raising concerns that a recent flare-up of the deadly virus could spread. The latest case was detected in Macenta prefecture, about 200 kilometres from the village of Korokpara where the four other recent Ebola-related deaths […]

We save lives of women in childbirth – while fighting Ebola

We save lives of women in childbirth – while fighting Ebola

Months of talking, more than a year of reflecting, and finally on 6 January we went into Magburaka government hospital to work alongside the Ministry of Health, supporting the life-saving activities of the clinical teams in maternity and paediatrics. There are many events I will remember from that first weekend: the first of three newborn […]

Liberia’s Ebola Widows Learn to Become the New Breadwinners

Liberia’s Ebola Widows Learn to Become the New Breadwinners

Montserrado — Huddled together in the bedroom of their mud-brick home in rural Liberia, Marthaline Sweet’s children stare at her hungrily as she picks up her one-month-old baby. Sweet, an Ebola survivor and mother of five, chokes back tears as she recalls contemplating an abortion after the virus killed her husband – leaving her alone […]

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