Category: Liberia


Liberia Is Ebola Free. We Can Do More.

On May 9, 2015 the World Health Organization declared Liberia free of Ebola. However, the work of building a robust health system that will prevent future outbreaks goes on. The end of Ebola in Liberia can be seen in the…

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The Canary in the Coal Mine: Ebola Virus

Though there have been regular reports in the American press covering the expanding Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, Mali, and Sierra Leone it has not caused the public panic of Swine Flu or SARS of recent past.

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Reflections from Liberia: Considering Costs of Care, a Poor Problem

“Will you charge me?” he asked quietly, between labored breaths. He sat in the hospital bed with his legs over the side in what is known as a “tripod” position—his elbows resting on a nearby stool to prop his chest…

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“Last Mile Health: Training Rural Liberians To Save Lives”

Raj Panjabi is the current CEO of Last Mile Health, an organization whose mission is to provide healthcare and equity to the people of Liberia. Last Mile Health is an organization that the Global Health Core works very closely with…

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Bloody Diamonds

There are no paintings on the walls in the hospitals I have worked at in the capital of Liberia over the past five years. The bareness on the walls parallels the limited equipment I have on hand to care for patients with bacterial meningitis, pericardial tuberculosis, and malaria….

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