Bottom Line Up Front The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the second largest in history, with more than 422 probable and confirmed cases and nearly 250 deaths, many of them women and children. There is both a domestic and an international response to the ...

A five month-long outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached dangerous levels and the risk of further spread is high. Thirty-six new cases were reported during the week of November 21 – 27. The U.S. and the international community are assisting in response and containment, but ...

Ebola may be out of most news headlines, but it has not completely vanished from West Africa.  Although the health situation has dramatically improved, there were four cases of Ebola reported in Guinea last week, and Sierra Leone reported five new cases in mid-September. The Special Representative on Ebola Response ...

A year after West Africa’s Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, the global health community has begun to evaluate national and international responses. Experts are starting to ask difficult questions about the epidemic—predominantly, “what could we have done differently?” As public health leaders, we’ve asked ourselves this many times, particularly within ...

In an interview with The Cipher Brief, Dr. Josh Michaud, an expert on global health policy for the Kaiser Family Foundation, discussed the lessons learned from how the Ebola outbreak has been managed – and mismanaged.  He said there is an “effective prevention tool” for combatting future pandemics. The Cipher ...

The Cipher Brief interviewed Pia Wanek, Director of Humanitarian Assistance at Global Communities, to assess how West African countries responded to, and are being affected by, the Ebola crisis.  She explained why community engagement is the best avenue for strengthening West Africa’s capacity to combat diseases in the future. The ...