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Why Africa Responds….
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi
In: News
Nov 5, 2014

The Ebola outbreak is too critical for us to watch from the sidelines.  Ebola has claimed the lives of thousands of people in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Just this week, the virus infected its 10,000th victim in West Africa. That number is projected to double by the end of November. Ebola has also weakened […]

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Tweetchat Wednesday: Ebola, Media, Technology and the challenge of getting it right
On: Nov 4, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi
In: News

For almost 3 weeks now, Africa Responds – an initiative we started to promote and support Africa’s efforts in the ebola crisis – has been holding a weekly Twitter discussion on wide-ranging topics around the ebola outbreak. This week we tackle how the crisis has been covered in traditional Western media and the conversations happening […]

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How Ebola Healthcare Workers Get Dressed
On: Nov 3, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi

Glenna Gordon shot a photo series on the ins and outs of health workers in Liberia and Sierra Leone getting ready for the tough task of stopping the spread of the ebola virus in their country. Wired magazine interviewed the photographer, who has spent several years working in West Africa as a photojournalist: Glenna Gordon‘s revealing […]

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Tweetchat Wednesday: Focusing on Africa’s Response to the ebola crisis
On: Oct 29, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi
In: News

  Since the launch of Africa Responds just over a week ago, we noticed that a lot of similar African initiatives launching. Is this a new trend – Africans rising to the forefront of issues –  their own continent? Today we discuss what Africa’s new vocal and visible movement to respond to its own crises mean. […]

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LIBERIA: How Africa And Africans Are Responding To The Ebola Crisis
On: Oct 29, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi

Africa Responds was recently featured in Forbes. Thanks for the great write up by Forbes contributor Farai Gundan: Ms. Lemma’s organization along with Villages in Action recently launched Africa Responds, a collaborative initiative that will direct resources and support to grassroots organizations providing critical services in Liberia. When asked specifically why now, especially 10,000 cases later, Ms. Lemma […]

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Africa Responds press release
On: Oct 22, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi
In: News

AFRICANS LAUNCH RESPONSE TO EBOLA (New York, NY, October 22, 2014) Africans in the Diaspora (AiD) and Villages in Action are pleased to announce the launch of Africa Responds. Africa Responds is a collaborative platform through which African organizations and allies pool their resources, networks, and collective voices to end the Ebola outbreak. According to […]

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Ebola Deeply launches as a “pop-up” ebola information hub
On: Oct 21, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi

Ebola Deeply launched a comprehensive data-driven website dedicated to all things ebola. Ebola Deeply is an independent digital media project led by journalists and technologists that explores a new model of storytelling around a global crisis. Our goal is to build a better user experience of the story by adding context to content, using the […]

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How Nigeria’s rapid response helped contain an ebola outbreak
On: Oct 15, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi
In: News

“Although Nigeria isn’t completely out of the woods, their extensive response to a single case of Ebola shows that control is possible with rapid, focused interventions,” he said. Nigeria’s rapid response to identifying and monitoring ebola patients has it almost out of harms way of the virus. How long will it take the other countries […]

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Ebola prevention: removing protective gear isn’t easy
On: Oct 13, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi

The Verge explores the dangers faced by health workers working on the front lines of the ebola crisis: According to the CDC, a health care worker has to remove four pieces of equipment immediately after leaving an isolation unit. Given the amount of items involved, taking them off might not seem like a particularly difficult process, but the key […]

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Ebola Facts: How Many Patients Are Being Treated Outside of West Africa?
On: Oct 13, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi

Interactive NYT piece on the number ebola patients outside of West Africa: At least 16 Ebola cases have been treated outside of West Africa in the current outbreak, including a Dallas hospital worker who tested positive for Ebola on Saturday. Most of these involve health and aid workers who contracted Ebola in West Africa and were […]

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