After Ebola: Stories from West Africa

This summer, I had the privilege of working with several healthcare workers in Liberia and Sierra Leone to bring a more personal perspective to the situation on the ground in West Africa. The need to rebuild after the Ebola epidemic is something that will continue well after the soundbites are done; these heroes are in need of more training, actual salaries, and reinforcements.

For more on the situation, and their stories, you can read two opinion pieces I produced and placed:
http://qz.com/464084/the-unsung-heroes-of-the-ebola-fight-need-our-help/
http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/09/opinions/ireland-ebola-response/index.html

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Fresh Piracy Off West Africa Highlights Link to Overfishing


Modern-day piracy, it seems, happens at the intersection of global shipping lanes, overfished parts of the oceans, and nations whose governments are troubled or failing. If fishermen have no fish to catch and no rule of law to restrain them, piracy would appear pretty attractive. More at National Geographic’s NewsWatch blog. http://on.natgeo.com/RVyZGh