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Ebola: Where are we now?
27 August 2015 (IRIN ), The Ebola outbreak appears to be winding down, but it isn't over yet. Here's where things stand.
Post-Ebola Syndrome: It's not over for Ebola survivors
10 August 2015 (IRIN ), Ebola survivors thought they won the battle against the deadly virus when they left the treatment centre, but thousands are still suffering from long-term health complications.
Ebola vaccine: reason to be hopeful?
31 July 2015 (IRIN ), Researchers say an Ebola vaccine they were testing in Guinea is 100 percent effective. But will it be a game-changer? Experts weigh in.
Can WHO learn the lessons from Ebola?
13 July 2015 (IRIN ), As Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone continue to battle the Ebola outbreak, the international community's "delayed" and "inadequate" response last year has led many critics to ask: how can future responses be handled more effectively?
Turn on the taps to defeat the next Ebola
15 June 2015 (IRIN ), It is a cruel irony that many of the top doctors and nurses in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will not be around to help rebuild their health systems in the wake of Ebola, having succumbed themselves to the virus. For those that are, the biggest challenges are likely to be electricity, sanitation, and, most of all, water.
Why isn’t Guinea-Bissau prepared for Ebola?
2 June 2015 (IRIN ), The government of Guinea-Bissau has known for months about the risk of Ebola entering the country but it hasn't done enough to prepare. Now there is a cluster of cases just across the border. Residents say it will be good fortune rather than good planning if an outbreak is avoided.
Photo feature: Ebola tales from Guinea
28 May 2015 (IRIN ), Guineans share their personal accounts of the impact the ongoing Ebola outbreak has had on their lives.
The pain of the new normal: Guinea after Ebola
13 May 2015 (IRIN ), The Ebola outbreak has ended in many parts of Guinea, but things are not as they were before. Life carries on, but the stigma and the emotional scars linger as people try to get used to the new normal:
Ebola’s silver lining: Guineans learn to have faith in hospitals
8 May 2015 (IRIN ), Seeking out medical help from a féticheur (medicine man, traditional healer, witch doctor or sorcerer depending on what service they are providing) has long been a part of Guinea’s culture and customs. But when Ebola struck, their curative powers were found to be lacking, and Guineans are learning to have more faith in their hospitals.
How serious are Guinea protests?
5 May 2015 (IRIN ), There appears to be little appetite for the Guinean opposition’s promised campaign of civil disobedience. However, deep-rooted ethnic tensions, suspicions over Ebola and simmering resentment for the security forces could still see pre-election protests boil over.
Guinea Ebola diary: In the land of lost handshakes
1 May 2015 (IRIN ), IRIN’s West Africa editor Jennifer Lazuta recently spent eight days in Guinea travelling in and around the town of Gueckedou in the heart of the country’s Forest Region, where the Ebola outbreak is believed to have begun in December 2013.
Vaccination teams defeat 'Ebola effect' in Guinea
29 April 2015 (IRIN ), Trying to convince Guinean parents that a measles vaccine is good for their children is no easy task. West Africa's Ebola epidemic began here and the rumour mill has been working overtime ever since. So how did vaccination teams manage to overcome this so-called 'Ebola effect'?
A year on, Guineans finally lay Ebola souls to rest
28 April 2015 (IRIN ), It is hard to put their anguish into words. After losing loved ones to Ebola, Guineans following traditional customs have waited more than a year to honour the dead due to government restrictions on public gatherings. Finally, the souls of the departed may be at peace.
IRIN’s Top Picks: White elephants, corruption and IEDs
17 April 2015 (IRIN ), This week's Top Picks features MSF's executive director on the dangers of mixing military and humanitarian missions, how homemade bombs affect aid work in Afghanistan, wasted Ebola funds in West Africa, the links between corruption and conflict in South Sudan, and much more.
What future for the humanitarian capital of the world?
7 April 2015 (IRIN ), Geneva has firmly taken its place as one of the most expensive cities in the world, following a sharp rise in the value of the Swiss franc in January. Should cost-conscious aid agencies be headquartered there?
Killing us softly
27 March 2015 (IRIN ), Of the 100 million Chinese who watched a documentary - later censored - about air pollution in their country, 172,000 are likely to die each year from air pollution-related diseases.
One year on: why Ebola is not yet over in Guinea
23 March 2015 (IRIN ), The Ebola outbreak, which was first declared on 22 March 2014, continues to ravage the country, in large part because information campaigns have failed to bring about comprehensive changes in behavior and beliefs.
Ebola and HIV: how to change behaviour for the long term
20 March 2015 (IRIN ), Ebola-hit countries are working hard to reduce their infection rates and get to zero, with mixed success. But when the day does come and the crisis is declared over, how can prevention lessons be made to stick? Are there models to emulate from the global HIV campaign?
Beyond the outbreak: leading expert on what the Ebola crisis can teach us
19 March 2015 (IRIN ), What lessons can be drawn from the Ebola crisis? Epidemiologist Jimmy Whitworth talks to IRIN about treatment, prevention, “research windows,” and how little has changed since an 1854 cholera epidemic.
"Let’s finish the job" : UN Ebola envoy
16 March 2015 (IRIN ), At the height of the Ebola outbreak in September, the United Nations appointed public health expert Dr. David Nabarro as its Special Envoy on Ebola. He spoke to IRIN from New York about ongoing challenges and lessons learned.

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