Ebola exposed holes in Liberia’s health system and its local media—now, both are improving in tandem.   Rampant misinformation and a dearth of rural journalists hampered reporting during the Ebola crisis that killed 4,810 Liberians. Politicians often dictate content by…

This summer marks 3 years since Ebola blazed a deadly path through West Africa, killing more than 11,000—nearly 5,000 in Liberia alone. Al Jazeera writer Ashoka Mukpo, a journalist who covered the epidemic and himself an Ebola survivor, interviewed 5 people who experienced…

In Liberia, a new program aims to help thousands who are struggling with the psychological fallout of the Ebola epidemic. Its initial focus is on children and adolescents affected by the crisis.   Last month, 21 Liberian health care workers graduated from a Carter Center…

After the devastating Ebola outbreak in 2014 and 2015, Liberia began to rebuild its health system. The need to strengthen Liberian expertise in infectious disease preparedness and response and a host of other areas became obvious. Cue the creation of the National Public…

Raj Panjabi, who founded Last Mile Health (LMH) to bring desperately needed health care to isolated regions of his native Liberia, has been named the recipient of the $1 million 2017 TED Prize.   Launched in 2007, LMH has trained 300 community health workers who provide a…

Maintaining community leadership may be the key to quicker responses in health crises, according to public health experts who studied Liberia’s control efforts during the Ebola outbreak. A case study by David H. Peters of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health…

Even when Liberia was experiencing the worst Ebola outbreak in history during 2014-2015, health care workers knew they still needed to worry about malaria, the main killer of children under 5 in the country.

Already a fragile and poor state pre-Ebola, poverty has only deepened in Liberia, increasing the country’s vulnerability to an outbreak—which some experts fear is likely. Lois Parshley provides a glimpse into the crushing poverty and weakened health systems that allowed…

A little boy tested positive Ebola in Liberia this past weekend, days after his mother died, VOA reports. Liberian officials trace the cases back to Guinea, which announced a cluster of cases last month. The 30-year-old mother apparently crossed the border from Guinea,…

Still struggling to recover from the crushing Ebola crisis, Liberia’s health systems now are attempting to cope with a spike in other infectious diseases and treatable infections. Liberia has one of the highest TB burdens in the world, with 1 in 300 people infected and a…