West African Diaspora Brings Special Expertise to Fight against Ebola

Many large international NGOs and foreign governments have pledged support to help contain the Ebola outbreak. These foreign actors must contend with the challenges of working with an often suspicious and fearful population. However, there are diaspora groups from both Liberia and Sierra Leone who possess a thorough understanding of the local context and are posing innovative initiatives to help citizens protect themselves. The Mineke Foundation and Lunchbox are two new programs spearheaded by diaspora groups.

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Musicians and Motorbike Riders Take on Ebola Awareness

West Africa is currently facing the largest and most severe Ebola outbreak in human history. With no treatment or vaccine in immediate sight, innovation is integral to the fight to contain the spread of the virus. Learn how music artists and motorbike drivers are leading the charge.

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