- Sierra Leone: Mudslides - Aug 2017
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2015
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Sierra Leone: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Sierra Leone/Guinea: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2012
- West/Central Africa: Floods - Jun 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2007
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2007
DAVID J. OLSON
“In Mali, at a family planning clinic, I saw a woman who couldn't afford the services so the clinic staff were sending her home. I said to the staff ‘Do you have a sliding scale [for paying the fee]? She's poor. She needs this. It's good for her. It's good for your country.’”
In an address to American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Bill Gates says that the Ebola epidemic underscores the urgent need for R&D to stay ahead of emerging disease threats, and declares that new drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines can eradicate malaria by the middle of the 21st Century.
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Emergency Response to Ebola
SEATTLE (September 10, 2014) – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that it will commit $50 million to support the scale up of emergency efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and interrupt transmission of the virus.
The latest outbreak and spread of Ebola in West Africa is a distressing development – especially for the families and communities directly affected, of course, but for government leaders and the global health community as well.
We admire the courage of frontline responders, such as Doctors Without Borders, who have done a heroic job with extremely limited resources. And we strongly support broader international efforts to respond swiftly to the crisis.
October 17, 2013
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