Maureen Blake is a divorced, unemployed mother of six children. Because she earns so little, Blake gets money from the federal government that allows her to buy extra food for her family. The program is called SNAP, Supplemental Nutritious Assistance Program, and VOA's Faiza Elmasry reports on the positive impact it is having, along with dietary education and other incentives.
Since an Ebola outbreak began its deadly course through West Africa earlier this year, health officials worldwide have sought to inform the general public about the virus that has killed some 5,000 people. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Tuesday launched an online training program for its staff and others interested in fighting Ebola. Zlatica Hoke has more.