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Liberia looks back on Ebola

It’s been more than two years now since the World Health Organization declared the Ebola crisis in West Africa an international public health emergency. After losing 4,800 people to the disease, trialling an experimental Ebola vaccine and finally getting rid of the virus, Liberia has learned many lessons and is now on the road to...

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This week in vaccines: 3rd April 2016

This week in vaccines 3rd April 2016 As the World Health Organisation declared that Ebola was no longer a public health emergency of international concern, a new case was confirmed in Liberia and experts warned that complacency was a threat to completing work on the...

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Immunization Advocacy Work Resumes as Liberian Ebola Outbreak Recedes

Mike McQuestion, Director, Sustainable Immunization Financing Team at the Sabin Vaccine Institute The opening ceremony of a recent Liberia/Sierra Leone Peer exchange meeting. Photo by Cliff Kamara. One year into the Ebola outbreak, Liberia’s health system is in tumult, impeding progress toward the country’s sustainable immunization financing...

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Ahead of the curve: 4 Reasons why Rwanda is prepared to handle the Ebola crisis better than West African countries

Erin Hohlfelder, Global Health Policy Director, ONE One year ago, I was walking through Redemption Hospital outside Monrovia, Liberia, and I remember thinking to myself, this is pretty bleak. As we were touring the dim, tiny space, we turned a corner and saw a boy, badly burned and injured, sitting out in open air on a folding table, waiting listlessly for medical...

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