Ebola

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New tools help fight Ebola

New inventions from the global health startup community, with funding from USAID, are improving care — and outcomes — for Ebola patients in the DRC.
Man in scrubs standing at open gated doors wearing gloves and boots, with a sprayer beside him (© Junior Kannah/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. donates millions to help stop Ebola outbreak in Africa

The United States is providing more money to help contain the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and urging all World Health Organization members to join the fight.
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Tiny hospital can go anywhere, unfold in minutes

What if hospitals could travel as well as shipping containers? The Smart Pod is a state-of-the-art mobile health clinic designed to go wherever the next health emergency may be.
Man in white protective suit squatting to collect a sample at waterside (© Ariuka/WCS Mongolia)

Stopping epidemics early protects national security

Infectious diseases such as Ebola can spread from remote villages to world capitals in 36 hours. Stopping them early is a U.S. national security priority.
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Ebola survivors in Liberia regain sight with U.S. help

A U.S.-backed program helps those who lost their sight to Ebola and provides training to help Liberia build a more self-reliant health workforce.
Four people watching two people in hazmat suits at a door (© AP Images)

Tillerson: ‘Disease detectives’ stop outbreaks

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson credits "disease detectives" for tracking and preventing the spread of infectious diseases around the world.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at lectern (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Outgoing Liberian president: ‘Democracy is unstoppable’

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is spending the twilight of her final term thanking the U.S. and the U.N. for their unwavering support.
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U.S. helps hospitals in Guinea regain people’s trust after Ebola

The Ebola outbreak shattered Guineans' trust in hospitals and emptied the maternity ward in one town. Now it's full again, thanks in part to USAID help.
Scientist in full protection suit in lab with image of Ebola virus onscreen (© AP Images)

Vaccine success: An end for Ebola?

An experimental Ebola vaccine could help prevent the spread of outbreaks like the one that killed thousands in West Africa.