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Partners Hope Mental Health Services Project Will Help Foster Economic Growth In Liberia

Devex: Can mental health services spur economic growth in Ebola-affected West Africa? “The World Bank and the Liberian government, in partnership with the government of Japan, launched Wednesday a project designed to tackle unaddressed psychological trauma in Liberian communities affected by protracted civil war and a relentless Ebola outbreak. Developers…

More West African Ebola Patients Surviving For Unknown Reasons, MSF Says

New York Times: Fatality Rate Is Falling in West African Ebola Clinics “As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa wanes, physicians from Doctors Without Borders are confronting a mystery: More of their patients are surviving. They do not know why…” (McNeil, 2/26).

Malawi Risks Widespread Cholera Outbreak Following Floods, U.N. Warns, Urges Action

U.N. News Centre: Humanitarian community must move quickly to halt cholera spread in Malawi — U.N. “With 39 cases of cholera in the last two weeks, including two deaths, the United Nations children’s agency in Malawi is on high alert for spread in southern border areas where highly populated camps…

Liberian President Sirleaf Thanks Americans For Ebola Response As U.S. Military Officially Ends Mission

Agence France-Presse: Liberia leader thanks U.S. as Ebola mission ends “Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf paid emotional tribute to the American people on Thursday as the United States formally wound up its successful five-month mission to combat the West African nation’s Ebola outbreak…” (Biddle, 2/26). Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Liberia no…

Scientists, U.N. Express Concern Over Reaching Ebola Elimination In West Africa

The Guardian: Ebola endemic in West Africa remains a risk, scientists warn “Scientists are warning of a real risk that the Ebola virus disease could become endemic in West Africa if efforts to end the epidemic slacken as the number of cases falls…” (Boseley, 2/25). U.N. News Centre: Amid uptick…