A vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus has been shown to be 100 percent successful in a trial conducted in Guinea. Experts say the drug is likely to put an end to the West African epidemic.
Professors at three leading British universities say International Monetary Fund policies favoring the repayment of international debts over social welfare spending contributed to the Ebola crisis by inhibiting an effective response by health care professionals in the three worst-hit African countries.
When the deadly international health crisis is over, the world will be morally indebted to a tiny island nation that has suffered economic attack from the U.S. for more than half a century.
Doctors Without Borders was on the scene in West Africa six months before the U.N. declared the outbreak a "threat to international peace and security."
Kenya is the next African nation to be put on alert by the World Health Organization, which has categorized the country as a "high-risk" site for a potential Ebola outbreak.
A human rights organization reported 157 dead after Guinean troops fired on protesters Tuesday. Widespread rape has also been reported by witnesses. The country's opposition leader was quoted by the BBC as saying, "I don't know whether I'm on earth or in hell."