More than 11,300 people have died over the past two years in the world's worst Ebola epidemic, nearly all of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
I arrived in Liberia two weeks ago, and have yet to touch another human being. For months health care workers have been practicing a "no touch" policy on medical provision.
I returned to Liberia in April of this year to conduct a rapid assessment of mental health services and interventions in New Kru Town, a drug infested ghetto outlying Monrovia. There were five reported cases of Ebola virus disease and one death.
That's the importance of community care and what we're doing on the ground in Liberia. Making sure people have the facts and that care and treatment are available.
As long as we have these issues -- lack of infrastructure, lack of education, lack of access to healthcare, lack of gender equality, and the reality of foreign-imposed restrictions -- then there is going to be another crisis further down the road.
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Disturbing images out of Liberia's slums show how communities are suffering from Ebola. Photojournalist John Moore joins Marc to share his experience in Monrovia.
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