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Ongoing Sanitation Efforts Helped Many Liberian Communities Remain Ebola-Free During Epidemic

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Untouched: How 284 Liberian Communities Remained Ebola-Free Piet deVries, senior WASH adviser at Global Communities, discusses the organization’s efforts to provide safe sanitation for communities in Liberia, and how those efforts helped many communities remain Ebola-free or significantly lowered their risk…

After Nearly 2 Years, Guinea Begins Countdown To End Of Ebola Epidemic

News outlets continue to report on the release of Guinea’s last Ebola patient and the start of a 42-day countdown to the end of Ebola transmission. Associated Press: Guinea begins countdown to end of Ebola after nearly 2 years (Diallo, 11/17). BBC News: Guinea’s last Ebola patient recovers in Conakry…

Guinea Hopeful For End Of Ebola Epidemic, As Last 68 People Released From Quarantine

Reuters: Guinea releases last 68 people from Ebola quarantine “The final 68 people who had been in contact with an Ebola patient were released from quarantine on Saturday, said a senior health official, raising hopes of an end to the disease in the last West African country with confirmed cases…”…

Cholera Vaccine Campaign Reaches 230K People In Iraq

Agence France-Presse: Over 230,000 vaccinated in Iraq anti-cholera campaign “More than 230,000 people received a first dose of cholera vaccine in a massive campaign to combat an outbreak of the disease in Iraq, the World Health Organization said Monday…” (11/9). NPR: Cholera Crisis: A Neglected Disease Is Back In The…

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