As Sierra Leone waits for Ebola all-clear, its emotional scars will take longer to heal

Meredith Fendt-Newlin, University of York Sierra Leone has just reported one week of zero confirmed Ebola infections – the first time since the deadly virus reached its border in May 2014. If there are no more infections for 42 days after the country’s last Ebola patient was discharged, the outbreak will be declared over. But …

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Treating Ebola has focused on the physical – but there will be mental scars too

Yuval Neria, Columbia University Since its re-emergence in the summer of 2014, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has ravaged communities, killed thousands, created fear, anxiety and distrust and, in some instances, violence. The Ebola outbreak has now been largely contained and a number of major advances achieved in prevention, treatment and vaccine development. However, …

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Africa News Headlines for 27 January 2015

Dorothy Black: What South Africans REALLY want to know about sex Source: BizNews.com Nelson Mandela stamp unveiled by Canada Post Source: CBC News Uganda to influence global agenda at UN – VP Source: New Vision Bishop Say No To Sex For Ebola Survivals Source: Africa Young Voices Ethiopia’s women vow to turn tide of violence, …

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