Liberia is Ebola-free, but recovery will take time

May 9 brought a hugely important milestone for Liberia: It was the day the World Health Organization declared the West African nation to finally be free of Ebola virus disease. Nearly 5,000 people had died from Ebola in a country with a population of 4 million. More than 10,000 confirmed or suspected cases were reported […]

Liberia turns corner in Ebola recovery

Finally, some good news from Liberia. “Life is edging back to normal after the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history,” The New York Times reports in a story from Liberia’s capital, Monrovia. Indiana University has longstanding relationships with Liberia, including a partnership that revolves around public health. The ties were disrupted by the Ebola outbreak that […]

IU visiting scholar at center of Liberia’s battle against Ebola

Mosoka Fallah was hard at work in his native Liberia in early 2013 as part of an Indiana University project to establish a much-needed university curriculum in public health and to train nurses, physician assistants and others to provide public-health services in rural clinics. But events intervened, as they have a way of doing in […]

Here’s how to keep up on the news from Liberia

The Ebola outbreak pops in and out of the headlines in U.S. news media. But in West Africa, the news keeps getting worse. The World Health Organization predicted this week that Ebola could infect 20,000 before the epidemic is brought under control. Senegal reported its first case Friday. If you’re interested in following the news, […]

Ebola outbreak highlights need for IU-Liberia health collaboration

The Ebola outbreak in Liberia provides a dramatic illustration of the importance of an Indiana University initiative aimed at strengthening the public health and medical infrastructure of the West African country, say IU faculty members and administrators involved with the collaboration. Launched in early 2012, the Center for Excellence in Health and Life Sciences seeks […]

IU study: Trayless dining hall option means less wasted food

Here’s a post written by IU Health & Vitality blogger Tracy James about one way that campus dining halls can reduce food waste. When a buffet-style dining hall at Indiana University Bloomington decided to go trayless, Victoria Getty and Krisha Thiagarajah, lecturers in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, saw an opportunity to study whether the […]