the ebola crisis: one year later

africa

How Women Helped Lead the Fight Against Ebola in Liberia

With the help of her granddaughters, a tribal elder named Mama Tumeh implemented community-based solutions that have been recognized as the driving force behind Liberia’s success in fighting Ebola.
Kayla Ruble
6.6.15
Health

The End of Ebola: Inside the Race to Finish Vaccine Trials in Liberia

VICE News met patients, doctors, and public health officials in Monrovia as they worked to develop a vaccine that could prevent the next deadly Ebola outbreak.
Kayla Ruble
4.19.15
Health

The Village That Beat Ebola: How One Liberian Community Avoided the Outbreak

By implementing their own quarantine and border control measures, a small village in northern Liberia managed to avoid reporting a single case of the hemorrhagic fever.
Kayla Ruble
3.28.15
Health

Life After Ebola: Pain, Flashbacks, and 'Post-Ebola Syndrome'

We spoke with several former patients experiencing reverberations of the body's battle against the disease, including severe joint and body pain, headaches, and traumatic flashbacks.
Kayla Ruble
3.21.15
Health

Liberia's Ebola Widows Face Grim Future as World's Deadliest Outbreak Subsides

A wave of Ebola infections crippled Liberia's economy. As it wanes a year later, it is clear that women who have lost husbands have been particularly hard hit.
Kayla Ruble
3.18.15
Health

Ebola's Youngest Victims: Liberian Children Face New Health Challenges As Outbreak Subsides

Liberian mothers kept their children away from clinics during the Ebola outbreak, leading to an increase in malnutrition and a decrease in vaccination rates.
Kayla Ruble
3.7.15
Health

Liberia's Last Confirmed Ebola Patient Released From Treatment

Health officials say the 58-year-old woman was released Thursday morning, but warned that the fight against the deadly virus is far from over.
Kayla Ruble
3.5.15
Health

‘We Can't Be Complacent and Think Everything Is Over’: The War Against Ebola Is at a Critical Hour

With the outbreak still burning in West Africa, the hardest hit countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone face different challenges in order to beat the virus.
Kayla Ruble
3.4.15