Prior to the outbreak there were signs of progress in the country’s public health operation, which are now under threat.
The severe shortage of medical staff in African countries is not simply a result of failures in government planning. One major contributing factor is the high demand for trained health workers in rich countries.
The febrile atmosphere of the mid-term elections has turned the response to the disease into a way of playing politics.
Why are we intent on fixing our lens on the chaotic? And why do we insist on trying to weave a grand narrative out of mostly unrelated things? asks the US Ambassador to Britain.
At least 200 health workers have been infected with ebola and 90 have died, according to the latest government figures, yet pay is modest. Last week they staged a two-day strike.
Our experts are being drowned out by baying, panicked mobs, and in this increasingly voter-pleasing landscape, it’s the loudest who wins.
The initiative may be more ambitious than it first appeared.
Drug trials rarely tell the whole story as many drugs have side effects that emerge only after deployment in the population at large. Yet unexpected effects can sometimes be surprisingly good.
The 16 August attack on an ebola clinic in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, is a sign of just how deeply western medicine is mistrusted.