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Osman Sesay, an Ebola survivor, holds up his discharge certificate in Banga Ground community, near Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sept., 27, 2014.

UN Opens Mission to Combat Ebola

Team assembles in Ghana to coordinate international response More

Osman Sesay, an Ebola survivor, holds up his discharge certificate in Banga Ground community, near Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sept., 27, 2014.

Photogallery Sierra Leone Center Releases Its First Ebola Survivors

Red Cross officials try to inform communities that they have nothing to fear once survivors return home More

Local workers look on as a team or U.S. Navy engineers prepares the ground for  a 25-beds medical facility they are building next to the airport in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 27, 2014.

US Troops Take First Steps to Help Liberia Combat Ebola

US logistical operation involves 3,000 troops and is the biggest military operation for America in Africa since withdrawing forces from Somalia in 1993 More

Heart Disease a Silent Killer in Africa

One Cameroon doctor says the issue is alarming in Africa because 50 percent of adults have cardiovascular health problems More

Residents of the St. Paul Bridge neighborhood wearing personal protective equipment take a man suspected of having Ebola to the Island Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 28, 2014.

Promised Ebola Aid Falls Short of Needs in Liberia

Doctors Without Borders chief says 'reality on the ground today is this: the promised surge has not yet delivered' More


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