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Liberia's Dark Secret

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MacDougall and Cooper, Ebola Cases in 3 Family Members Confirmed in Liberia
crops of rice and maize expected to decrease
border closures
Liberia's Ebola Problem In The Past
Liberia's Dark Secret

Current Event in Liberia
"Fourth wave" of Ebola
The West African Governments Aren't Really Trying to Help
Finacial Issues
SOURCES
Alexis:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ebola-outbreak-sierra-leone-defends-response-1.2683381
How Location Impacts situiation
Image Courtesy of CDC
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World Health Organization
http://www.voanews.com/content/liberia-ebola-politics/1888475.html

Hospitals were overflowing
Main Hospital is unsanitary
Do not have proper medical supplies
https://ebolaresponse.un.org/interview-liberia-moves-past-ebola-nightmare-security-and-political-challenges-still-ahead-un-envoy

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Telegraph World News
http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/publication-type/media-releases/2014/africa/statement-on-ebola-and-conflict-in-west-africa.aspx
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ebola-outbreak-why-liberia-s-quarantine-in-west-point-slum-will-fail-1.2744292
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/world/2014/08/20/unrest-grows-after-slum-liberia-sealed-halt-ebola-spread/wMVNM4l7kvqZkkRapDWU3I/story.html

http://www.globalcommunities.org/node/38104
18 percent getting help
Location = Poor
No medical care from government


Image Courtesy of Lent & Beyond
First outbreak: March 30, 2014
Benoni Urey stated that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf isn't focused on saving the people of Liberia's lives.
Butty, Ebola Outbreak Creates Political Controversy in Liberia
West African governments - "We've got this."
There is an 'erosion of public trust' in the Liberian government.

Protesters have blocked highways, looted clinics, and assaulted security forces.
Statement on Ebola and Conflict in West Africa


Image courtesy of
CBC News
Image courtesy of
CBC News
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Boston Globe
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World Health Organization, and Centers For Disease Control and Preventon.
Reports that the infected victim attended school before he was contagious
Spencre:
Declared Ebola free again after 4 more victims
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/ebola-virus-liberia-declared-free-of-the-disease-after-worst-outbreak-in-history-killed-4700-10238371.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/25/world/africa/liberia-ebola-victims-treatment-center-cdc.html?_r=0
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/05/a-liberian-hospital-after-ebola/394265/
The difference

Sources
Spencre: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/opinion/sunday/from-bad-to-worse-with-ebola.html
MacDougall and Cooper, Ebola Cases in 3 Family Members Confirmed in Liberia
Image courtesy of The call
MacDougall and Cooper, Ebola Cases in 3 Family Members Confirmed in Liberia
http://www.who.int/en/,and http://www.bloomberg.com/
Image courtesy of Aljazeera American
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Global Communities
Image courtesy of The dish
("2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa.")
("2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa." )
(¨Travelers Health¨)
Halting Trade
Hurting Agriculture
Scaring Investors
Food security
("2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa.")
("2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa.")
(Onishi, '' In Liberia Home Deaths Spread Circle of Ebola Contagion.'')
Severe on hospitals
David
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/ebola-liberia
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/one-year-report/liberia/en/
http://www.who.int/healthsystems/ebola/en/
(Onishi, '' In Liberia Home deaths Spread Circle of Ebola contagion.'')
(Dearden, '''Ebola Virus: Liberia Declared Free of the Disease After Worst Outbreak in History Killed 4,700.'')
(Onishi, '' In Liberia Home Deaths Spread Circle of Ebola Contagion.'')
(Dearden, '''Ebola Virus: Liberia Declared Free of the Disease After Worst Outbreak in History Killed4,700.'')
Liberia was Ebola free for some time

On September 2nd, 2015: two new cases were found
Liberia's hospitals have been severely hurt by the outbreak
(Editorial Board, '' From Bad to Worse With Ebola.'')
Outbreak hit West Africa hardest
Getting outside help
Now a test for hospitals to improve
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf contacted Obama
(Dilorenzo, '' A Liberian Hospital After Ebola.'')
(Ciment,"America in Africa")
INTERVIEW: As Liberia moves past Ebola ‘nightmare,’ security and political challenges still ahead, UN envoy cautions
(Editorial Board, '' From Bad to Worse With Ebola.'')
Investments
(Dilorenzo, '' A Liberian Hosptal After Ebola.'')
Ebola's Health in the Past
Ebola's History
¨withdrawing in droves¨
"US$1.6 billion"
Region must reopen borders
45 doctors for a population of 4.5 million
Half of all health centers have closed
China and Cuba are trying to help
Statement on Ebola and Conflict in West Africa
Statement on Ebola and Conflict in West Africa
Statement on Ebola and Conflict in West Africa
Statement on Ebola and Conflict in West Africa
(Ebola: Most African Countries Avoid Major Economic Loss but Impact on Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone Remains Crippling)
(Ighobor, Africa Renewal)
(Sy, Brooklings)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/07/27/ebola-africa-disease-epidemic/13236743/
http://www.inquisitr.com/1614444/ebola-china-sends-160-health-workers-to-liberia/
Health
facilicites
equipment
medical staff
mortality up 70%
(Sy, Brookings)
(Sy, Brookings)
(Sy, Brookings)
Image courtesy of Mohney, American Doctor With Ebola Described as 'Meticulous,' 'Strong Individual'
Stephanie: http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/africa-in-focus/posts/2014/10/01-ebola-outbreak-west-africa-sy-copley
http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2015/01/20/ebola-most-african-countries-avoid-major-economic-loss-but-impact-on-guinea-liberia-sierra-leone-remains-crippling
Image courtesy of Bayot, China Sends 160 Health Workers to Liberia
Sources
Stephanie: http://www.un.org/africarenewal/magazine/december-2014/ebola-threatens-economic-gains-affected-countries
https://www.actionagainsthunger.org.uk/publication/ebola-liberia-impact-food-security-and-livelihoods


(Ebola in Liberia: impact on food security and livelihoods)
Ebola in Liberia: impact on food security and livelihoods
(Sy, Brookings)
(Sy, Brookings)
(Ighobor, "Ebola threatens economic gains in affected countries")
Image courtesy of good food world
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