Jason Beaubien

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Back On Its Feet, A Liberian Hospital Aims To Keep Ebola Out

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

JFK hospital shut down when several doctors died of Ebola. Now it's open again. And the staff is taking rigorous measures to make sure the virus doesn't make its way past the front gate.


On Front Lines Against Ebola, Training A Matter Of Life Or Death

Monday, October 13, 2014

At least 7,000 health care workers are needed to staff new Ebola treatment centers in Liberia alone. Those doctors, nurses and hygienists must learn how to protect themselves — and how not to panic.


Liberian Singers Use The Power Of Music To Raise Ebola Awareness

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Early on in the epidemic, the government and aid agencies commissioned songs that just ended up terrifying people. But the newer songs on the radio are catchy and danceable — as well as informative.


A Liberian Doctor Comes Up With His Own Ebola Regimen

Friday, October 10, 2014

At a government-run hospital in Liberia, Dr. Gabriel Logan is doing everything he can to save Ebola patients. That includes experimenting with an HIV drug as treatment.


Fond Memories Of Ebola Victim Eric Duncan, Anger Over His Death

Thursday, October 09, 2014

He likely contracted the virus when he carried an ailing pregnant woman into her home. Relatives and neighbors in Liberia miss his jovial spirit — and lash out at their government and the U.S.


In West Africa, U.S. Efforts In Ebola Response Start To Move Forward

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

President Obama promised a massive American response to the epidemic, including the deployment of thousands of U.S. troops. That surge of assistance began three weeks ago, and despite challenges, progress is being made.


Firestone Did What Governments Have Not: Stopped Ebola In Its Tracks

Monday, October 06, 2014

There's a company town in Liberia with 80,000 residents. Ebola was first detected in March. Firestone's resourceful response has kept the virus from spreading.


Europe's 'Moral Obligation' Is To Repair West Africa's Health Care System

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

With money and manpower, the European Union hopes to help stop the Ebola outbreak. But the EU has a long-term goal as well: Improving health care in West Africa to prevent future medical crises.


He Fixed South Africa's AIDS Policy, Now He's Out To Fight Salt

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Health Minister Aaron Motsolaedi faced an HIV/AIDS crisis when he took office in 2009. He's made great progress on that front. His new campaign: Convincing South Africans to live healthier lives.


Even When Abortion Is Illegal, The Market May Sell Pills For Abortion

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

An ulcer drug is dramatically changing the face of back-alley abortions in developing countries and cutting the rate of maternal deaths. Misoprostol is widely available even where abortion is banned.


Why A Teenage Mom Was Jailed In El Salvador After A Stillbirth

Monday, September 22, 2014

Christina Quintanilla faced up to 50 years in prison after an anonymous hospital worker accused her of having an abortion.


Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections.


The Changing Face Of West Africa Has Fueled The Ebola Crisis

Friday, September 05, 2014

Population growth, the cutting down of forests and increased mobility all contribute to the current crisis. "The virus hasn't changed," says one infectious disease expert. "Africa has changed."


Health Officials Warn Ebola Is Spreading Faster Than Efforts To Contain It

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A high-level delegation from the World Health Organization is in D.C. this week for talks with U.S. leaders about the Ebola outbreak. The United Nations group is seeking commitments from donor countries to meet a projected need of $600 million to control the epidemic. Meanwhile, the outbreak shows no signs of slowing in West Africa.


A Suspected Ebola Patient On The Run In Liberia

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A brief video captures the chaos of Ebola in Liberia. A suspected patient, who allegedly fled a treatment center, is pursued by health workers and wrestled into a truck.


Tom Frieden's Ebola Assessment: The Risk Is Increasing

Thursday, August 28, 2014

In an exclusive interview with NPR, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares his impressions from a visit to West Africa.


Without Hope Of Help, Neighbors Turn To Makeshift Ebola Quarantine

Friday, August 15, 2014

In the Liberian capital of Monrovia, one community, without help from the government, set up their own quarantine of a family they believed to be infected with Ebola. For two weeks, the family grew sicker and sicker, until finally the ambulance arrived to take them to an isolation ward — but only after the teenage son had died.


Medical Aid Group: Liberia's Ebola Cases Spiral Upward

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Doctors Without Borders is preparing to re-open an Ebola isolation unit in Liberia. The country will again have two Ebola treatment centers, but Doctors Without Borders says it is still not enough.


Liberia Becomes Epicenter Of West Africa Ebola Crisis

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Liberia is now the nation reporting the highest number of new cases in the region. It was also a traveler from Liberia who last month carried the Ebola virus to Nigeria and sparked the outbreak there.


Ebola Shuts Down The Oldest Hospital In Liberia

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ebola has claimed another victim. Reeling from the loss of staff and unable to cope with the deadly virus, St. Joseph's Catholic Hospital has closed its gates.