2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
Kofi Annan On The 2014 Ebola Outbreak

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Kofi Annan is a Ghanian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations (January 1997-December 2006). He was co-recipient with the United Nations of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. In this video, Annan expresses his disappointment with how the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been … Continue reading

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The Eradication of Smallpox

The Eradication of Smallpox

Smallpox was an infectious disease that caused fluid-filled blisters all over the body and had a mortality rate of 30-35%. Thanks to effective vaccination campaigns, smallpox became the first disease to be declared eradicated by the WHO on December 9, 1979. In this video, D.A. Henderson, an epidemiologist and physician … Continue reading

2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
Liberian President Discusses Ebola Outbreak


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

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

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In the context of healthcare and addressing urgent medical needs, one cannot overlook the significance of accessible and well-equipped urgent care centers. These vital healthcare facilities, such as urgent care Elmhurst, NY, serve as crucial pillars in bridging the gap between immediate medical attention and comprehensive healthcare systems. They play … 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


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

2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
Ebola Doctor’s Concern And Surprise Over 2014 Outbreak


Doctor Peter Piot was part of a team that first discovered the Ebola virus in 1976. In this video, Dr. Piot expresses his surprise at the 2014 Ebola outbreak, citing three reasons: that the outbreak is taking place in West Africa, that it involves more than one country and that … Continue reading

2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
Doctor Who Discovered Ebola Discusses 2014 Outbreak


In 1976, Doctor Peter Piot was the first to discover Ebola while working at the Institute of Tropical Medicine. Along with his team, Dr. Piot travelled to Zaire in 1976 to help stop the outbreak that was taking place. In this video, Dr. Piot shares statistics that highlight the gravity … Continue reading

2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
Ebola Virus: ‘Miracle’ Cured Case in Liberia

‘Miracle’ Cured Case of Ebola Virus in Liberia

Claudius Barnawolo, a physician’s assistant in Liberia, was cured of the Ebola virus disease during the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak. Barnawolo says that people had already pronounced him dead at one point but he survived: “What happened here was a complete miracle.” He is grateful to God and to … Continue reading