Canada Ebola

Recognizing the Heroes of Haiti's Cholera Crisis

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

You will likely never see Milsoit's face on the cover of a magazine. But on the fifth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, we believe some recognition and thanks are owed to him--and to all of those--who have spent so many years fighting a forgotten epidemic. They are true heroes.

Ebola and West Africa's Children

Kirsty Duncan | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Kirsty Duncan

Today, Ebola continues to hit hardest in Sierra Leone, which reported 337 new cases in the last week of December, more than double those in Guinea and Liberia combined. In Sierra Leone, which already had the world's highest maternal mortality ratio and the fourth highest infant mortality rate, the impact of Ebola on children is huge and under-reported; and orphans remain the forgotten victims of the crisis.

Edmonton Woman Headed To Ebola Hot Zone

CBC | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada Alberta

Overflowing graveyards, crowded makeshift hospital wards, bodies left untouched on busy streets. Since the deadly Ebola outbreak began in West Afric...

B.C. Nurse Leaves Hospital After Testing Negative For Ebola

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A B.C. nurse practitioner who was being tested for Ebola will be reunited with her family on Friday after health care workers confirmed sh...

Scores Turned Away From Canada During Ebola Travel Ban

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.31.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - Newly-released figures show an estimated 176 people were turned away from Canada after the imposition of a partial travel ban from Ebola-affe...

Study Identifies Ebola's Patient Zero

CP | Mike Stobbe And Jonathan Paye-Layleh, The Associated Press | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada Living

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A team of researchers think they have pinpointed how the Ebola epidemic in West Africa started — with a small boy playing in a holl...

Small Glimpses of Humanity In a Year of Large and Daunting Crises

Stephen Cornish | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada Impact
Stephen Cornish

The number of major crises taking place around the globe this past year has been unparalleled in recent history. In fact, 2014 often seemed filled with intractable emergencies that were simply too big, too complex and too daunting to fathom, let alone solve. This felt particularly true when it came to humanitarian action.

QUIZ: How Unaware Are You?

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 12.26.2014 | Canada

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This Simple Act Saves Children From Diarrhea and Pneumonia

CARE Canada | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada Impact
CARE Canada

These children practiced their performance to express their gratitude to CARE and above all to show us that even in their desperate situation, they have dignity and hope for the future. Handwashing may seem like such a simple act, but for the kids in South Sudan, it can help raise the possibility of many more birthdays to come.

Hunger Is a Less Visible, but Real Side Effect of Ebola

Plan International Canada | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Impact
Plan International Canada

Even when Ebola is finally contained, the reality is thousands of people will continue to face hunger and malnutrition leading to death for months, if not years. While they won't succumb to the disease itself, they'll still experience hunger because of the effects of an Ebola epidemic.

British, Canadian Military Join Ebola Fight In Sierra Leone

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.20.2014 | Canada Politics

LONDON - Reservists and troops from Britain and Canada have left for Sierra Leone to help in the battle to contain the Ebola virus outbreak.British of...

Canadian Ebola Vaccine Trial Halted Due To Side Effects

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada Living

Swiss researchers have temporarily halted a clinical trial of a Canadian-made Ebola vaccine after seeing an unexpected side-effect in a few people who...

Here's What We Cared About In 2014, According To Facebook

CP | Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada Living

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments, from the birth of a new baby to heated political spats. So what got disc...

Stop Ebola From Wreaking Havoc on Children's Lives

Amitha Kalaichandran | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada Impact
Amitha Kalaichandran

The Ebola epidemic is far from over. At this time children are severely affected both by the disease itself and the other sequelae that tragedies such as infectious disease and war leave behind. These children are in need of not just a biomedical approach to Ebola but a "whole-child" approach that addresses other issues that affect child wellbeing.

Canadian Forces Deployed To Sierra Leone To Fight Ebola

CBC | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada Living

A Canadian Forces medical team left CFB Trenton in Ontario on Saturday en route to Britain, where they’ll undergo training before deploying to Sierr...

Has Canada Forgotten the Harsh Lessons of SARS Already?

Colleen M. Flood | Posted 02.01.2015 | Canada Politics
Colleen M. Flood

It was just 11 years ago when the World Health Organization slapped Toronto with a travel advisory, costing the city $2 billion and 28,000 jobs. This was not because of the number of SARS cases (similar in number to Singapore, which had no such advisory) but because Ottawa did not have a public health leader who could effectively coordinate with the provinces and communicate the outbreak's status to other countries.

How Frederick Banting Might Attack Ebola

Neil Seeman | Posted 02.01.2015 | Canada Living
Neil Seeman

I imagined: How would Banting, when physicians feared diabetes the same way we all fear Ebola today, have approached the crisis when technology was similarly undergoing a revolution during the fin de siècle? Banting was possessed of tenacity and optimism.

Put a Face to the Numbers Struggling With HIV/AIDS

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

We're winning the fight against HIV/AIDS, but we can't be complacent. There's still work to be done. For instance, more than 21 million people don't have access to the treatments that can lengthen and improve their lives--largely because an estimated 19 million are unaware they have HIV at all.

Canadian Military Medics To Be Sent To Ebola-Plagued Sierra Leone

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadian military medical specialists are getting ready to deploy to the epicentre of the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, and the feder...

Canada Sending Military To Africa To Fight Ebola Outbreak

CBC | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada

Canada is offering 40 military personnel and an additional $20.9 million to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Health Minister Rona Ambro...

Ebola Is Still Ravaging Sierra Leone

Kirsty Duncan | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Politics
Kirsty Duncan

Despite a major scaling-up of efforts by the Government of Sierra Leone, the United Nations, the United Kingdom, donors and other partners, transmissi...

Cross-Border Shoppers Now Face Ebola Quiz

CBC | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Business

Cross-border bargain hunters will be met with a new slate of questions from Canadian border guards when they return home this week. Thousands of Can...

Surgeon Who Died From Ebola Endured Agonizing Delays

CP | Josh Funk And Nelson Lampe, The Associated Press | Posted 01.17.2015 | Canada

OMAHA, Neb. - A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone did not receive aggressive treatment until nearly two weeks after he first sta...

Ebola-Stricken Doctor Dies In U.S. Hospital

CP | Nelson Lampe, The Associated Press | Posted 01.17.2015 | Canada

OMAHA, Neb. - A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospita...

Be Careful or You May Catch 'Fearbola'

Michelle Driedger | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Living
Michelle Driedger

Providing effective communication is critical to ensuring health care workers feel informed and safe at work. Nursing union representatives have clearly expressed that nurses do not feel prepared for Ebola in their hospitals. Media stories have documented how personal protective equipment and training for front line health workers hasn't been available in all hospital locations across the country.