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"'I'm a Health Worker' - Abduaraman Gidi" made by IntraHealth International.

The Ebola Epidemic: The Keys to Success for International Response

Watch Dr. Paul Farmer, President Sirleaf, Pape Gaye, Dr. Anne Peterson and Javier Alvarez testify before the Sub-commitee on African Affairs about the need for funding to stop the spread of Ebola.   Click here.

Ebola in Remote Liberia, Through the Eyes of a Local Health Worker

On November 24th NPR posted this story following a CHW named Lorenzo Dorr as he works in some of the most remote regions of Liberia to try and stop the most recent surge of outbreaks.  Up until recently this region of Liberia had been largely unaffected by the disease, but as of the printing of this article there have been 24 deaths in these far-flung villages in the southeastern part of the country. The CHWs dispatched to this area are charged with the daunting task of tracing those who have had potential contact with infected persons, educating local villagers who are often wary of health workers from outside their region and bringing infection prevention control to the region. 

It's not's the systems

In this editorial, Victor Barbiero, takes an important look at the current state of health systems that we are relying on to combat disease around the world.  He points out that while Ebola may be receiving the media coverage there are many diseases claiming lives in low- and middle-income countries. But, the key to mitigating the burden of these diseases lies in strong, capable health systems. Read more.

Dr. Raj Panjabi on the Ebola Crisis:


Dr. Paul Farmer on the Ebola Crisis:


Ebola Resources for Health Workers

This website, which is a collaboration of IntraHealth and mPowering Frontline Health Workers, is focused on providing up-to-date, high quality resources for frontline health workers and others involved in caring for families and individuals affected by Ebola. 

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