Special Coverage: Ebola in West Africa

Between March 2014 and January 2016, Ebola virus killed more than 11,300 people, including over 500 health workers

Protecting health workers and preparing them to address the long-term effects on Ebola survivors must be a priority. That's why IntraHealth International is working to make sure West Africa's health workforce can prevent new infections and bolster the health systems in which they work as Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone recover from the epidemic. 

Together with our partners, we develop resources and tools to help affected countries support their health workforces and embark on the long road to recovery. 

Photo by Morgana Wingard via CC BY-NC 2.0.

News & Features

Continued Focus Needed on Heroic Frontline Health Workers as Ebola Recovery Begins in West Africa
On January 14, 2016, the World Health Organization declared that all known chains of Ebola transmission have been stopped in West Africa. As the region transitions to recovery, country-led plans to build resilient, sustainable frontline health workforces connected to stronger health systems must be a priority. 

Liberia Includes mHero in National Investment Plan for Building a Resilient Health System
Ebola was the impetus for mHero, but the platform can be used for all types of information and communication needs within the health system. 

Hans, Luke, and Leah: Ebola Fighters Honored at White House Grand Challenge Event
During the White House event, Steven Van Roekel, USAID’s former chief innovation officer, used a Star Wars analogy to laud the efforts of "Hans, Luke, and Leah," referring to Hans Rosling of the Karolinska Institute, Luke Bawo of Liberia’s Ministry of Health, and Leah McManus of IntraHealth, for their work in Liberia.

IntraHealth Receives Grand Challenge Award for Ebola Response
IntraHealth will use the award to further develop and expand its mHero technology in collaboration with UNICEF and a consortium of partners.

New Analysis Highlights Cost Effectiveness of Health Workforce Scale Up in Ebola-Affected Countries
An independent analysis commissioned by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition finds that scaling up the local health workforce in West Africa is a cost-effective investment to help end the Ebola epidemic, restore essential health services, and build the resilient workforce needed to tackle future threats. 

Pape Gaye Addresses US Senate Committee on the International Response to Ebola
Gaye urges the US to invest in the local health workforces at the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs hearing, “The Ebola Epidemic: The Keys to Success for the International Response.”

CNN Features mHero, an Ebola Response Tool by IntraHealth and Partners
In the article "Battling Ebola: The African Responses that 'Will Win this War'," CNN features mHero as one of the most effective ways African nations are responding to Ebola. »

Politico: Mobile Tools Could Be Vital in Ebola Fight
Dykki Settle, IntraHealth's director of health workforce informatics, shares with Politico how the new mobile platform called mHero can make a difference in Liberia's fight against Ebola.