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Built for the dying - Now it’s bringing new life

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We're Not Done Yet: The Road to Eliminating Mother to Child Transmission of HIV

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Ebola: The Fight to Reach Zero and the Road to Recovery

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Haitian health center takes first step toward improved care

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Build it and they will come? Yes, with creativity, evidence, and cross-sector coordination.

In many remote regions around the world, it is extremely difficult for women in labor to reach a hospital or a clinic, causing risks to their lives and the lives of their babies. The important role mobility plays in health in the developing world is well documented. In India, the convening of key stakeholders across many government sectors was critical to galvanize a statewide, lifesaving ambulance service. 

A Little Boy Gives Us Hope in Liberia

To quote Dickens, my experience in Liberia over the past six months has been the best of times and the worst of times. I have loved and lived in this remarkable country for two years now, and previously served as a Peace Corps Volunteer here for five, and the resilience and beauty of the people has always been an inspiration to me. The Ebola outbreak has proven this to be true again.

The epidemic has started to reach a crescendo, and help from the international community is already providing a fresh hope. But we have a long way to go.

Top 7 Ebola myths we are fighting in West Africa

 1. If you go into a clinic, you’ll be given an injection to speed your death.2. Routine blood tests and school vaccinations are a campaign to infect children with Ebola.3. Ebola can be cured by home remedies, like a mixture of hot chocolate, coffee, milk, raw onions, and sugar.4. Governments have fabricated the Ebola scare to deflect attention from scandals or depopulate rebellious provinces.5. Health personnel and NGO staff are the ones spreading the disease.6. Body parts are being harvested in the isolation units.7.

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