2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
Liberian President Discusses Ebola Outbreak

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Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia, speaks to CNN about the situation in her country as it battles the devastating Ebola virus. When asked what Liberia needs to help stop the spread of Ebola, Johnson-Sirleaf responds: “Let me first say that this is not a Liberian problem, or Sierra Leone problem, … Continue reading

Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice Explains Her Love Of Football

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Condoleezza Rice served as the 66th United States Secretary of State under George W. Bush, becoming the first female African-American to hold the position. While she is well known for her role in shaping global politics, Rice also has a deep love for the National Football League. In this video, … Continue reading

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Tammy Baldwin On Being First Openly Gay U.S. Senator

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On November 6, 2012, Tammy Baldwin became both the first woman elected to represent Wisconsin in the United States Senate, as well as the first openly gay U.S. Senator. Prior to her election to the Senate, Baldwin had also been the first woman elected to represent Wisconsin in the U.S. … Continue reading

2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
14-Year-Old Ebola Survivor: “I Can Be Happy Again”

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In this video Hawa, a 14-year-old Ebola survivor from Sierra Leone, recounts her experience of catching Ebola and surviving it. Of first coming down with the disease, she says: “At first I felt a pain in my chest. It was my heart, it was beating so fast. It was so … Continue reading

2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
Paul Farmer Discusses the 2014 Ebola Outbreak

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Paul Farmer is a physician and co-founder of Partners in Health (PIH), an international social justice and health organization. Farmer is best known for his work in providing healthcare to rural and under-resourced areas in the developing world. In this video, Farmer has recently returned from a trip to Sierra … Continue reading

2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
Ebola: Emory Staff Talk About Treating Patients

Emory Staff Talk About Treating Ebola Patients

Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, treated the first two U.S. citizens to contract Ebola in Liberia. On receiving the patients, Dr. Marshall Lyon said “The first thing that goes through your mind is ‘this is a virus which is associated with a 90% mortality’. And it sort of gets … Continue reading

2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
Nancy Writebol On Surviving Ebola

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In 2014, Nancy Writebol was working in Liberia with NGO Samaritan’s Purse. She became the second U.S. citizen to contract the disease while working in Liberia. In this video, Writebol recalls learning of her diagnosis from her husband, David: “He came into the room and he said ‘Nancy I need … Continue reading

2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
Dr. Kent Brantly On Contracting Ebola

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Dr. Kent Brantly, working with the NGO Sumaritan’s Purse in Liberia, contracted Ebola in July of 2014 while treating patients. Dr. Brantly discusses treating his first Ebola patient, who had arrived at the hospital with her uncle. Both the young woman, Teresa, and her uncle had Ebola, however Teresa’s uncle … Continue reading