Infectious Disease

Fighting Zika Neighborhood to Neighborhood

By Blanca Lomeli Zika is causing worldwide concern because of its connection to dreadful birth defects. Now as infections continue to rise in Latin and Central America, the countries in the Americas are bracing for more than warm weather this spring and summer. In February, the World Health Organization declared Zika a "public health emergency [...]

NGOs Gather on Capitol Hill to Discuss Lessons Learned from Ebola Response

By Christa Davis Ebola may be declared officially over in Liberia but thousands of people now face the challenge of having to rebuild their lives and communities. The Ebola epidemic killed more than 11,300 people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. New cases have dwindled virtually to zero, but the World Health Organization has warned [...]

Combating a Cholera Outbreak in Malawi

Unclean water and a lack of basic sanitation are a deadly combination in the fight against disease and ending extreme poverty. Right now, millions of people in the country of Malawi struggle to put food on the table, and a recent cholera outbreak has made the struggle even more difficult. Malawi is one of the [...]

Women Crucial to Rebuilding Liberia after Ebola

Nancy is determined to succeed, despite obstacles she’s faced. The devastating Ebola outbreak led to thousands of deaths in Liberia and a deterioration of the country’s economy. When the Ebola epidemic began in West Africa, Project Concern International (PCI) leveraged its existing programming in Liberia to address the largest outbreak ever. We were already on [...]

Great News: Liberia Declared Ebola-free

Today, we join the world in celebrating an end to the Ebola fight by continuing to work in Liberia and empowering communities to build a resilient health care system. We welcome a future for Liberia filled with resiliency, strength and hope. The deadly Ebola virus shook the world as countries in West Africa and elsewhere, [...]