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TV Can Impact Poverty, Public Health By Changing Social Behaviors

Bloomberg Businessweek: Fighting Poverty and HIV With Soap Operas “…Governments have long known that TV can have an impact on poverty by changing behavior. In the 1970s, after the launch in Peru of Simplemente María, a telenovela about an aspirational maid, the country’s government noticed a rise in demand for…

USAID, U.S. Military, Ebola Survivors Training Health Care Workers In Liberia

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Training the Next Generation of Ebola Fighters Carol Han, press officer for the Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), describes how USAID and the U.S. military are training Ebola workers in Liberia, along with the “invaluable” assistance of Ebola survivors who act as patients in the training facilities…

Ebola Epidemic, Conflict Causing Economic Harm In Affected African Nations

Humanosphere: The striking economic toll of Ebola and war on African countries Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses how the Ebola epidemic in West Africa’s Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone and conflict in South Sudan are impacting these countries’ economies and development (1/15).

Recorded Ebola Case Numbers Slow In 3 Hardest-Hit West African Nations, WHO Says

Deutsche Welle: Ebola case numbers drop in hardest-hit countries “The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that Sierra Leone and Guinea had seen a slump in their weekly totals of confirmed Ebola cases since August last year, according to its latest situation report. The other hard-hit West African state, Liberia,…

President Of Sierra Leone Aims For Zero New Ebola Cases In Country By End Of March

Associated Press: Sierra Leone president predicts 0 Ebola cases by March end “Even as his country registered 19 new Ebola cases over a 24-hour period, Sierra Leone’s president is predicting there will be zero new confirmed cases by the end of March. President Ernest Bai Koroma also predicted that his…

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