Recovering from Ebola can mean disability, stigma and the threat of the disease returning – but authorities are starting to act.
Misaki Wayengera working on his rapid diagnostic test.
Unless African governments put their money where their mouths are, innovative advances from young scientists on the continent will be stifled.
A Scottish nurse who was "cured" from Ebola is now back in serious condition after the virus appeared to have re-emerged.
Who ya gonna call? The World Health Organization has been criticised for its poor response to last year’s Ebola outbreak.
William Isdale speaks with Lawrence Gostin about the lessons we can learn from the global response to last year's Ebola outbreak and the future of global health.
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The communities ravaged by Ebola need mental health support to help people rebuild their lives.
Women should have access to high-level policy positions so that their input and voices are heard.
Despite ongoing efforts, achieving gender equality struggles because it is ignored or compartmentalised rather than interwoven throughout.
Better policies could do a lot to help children orphaned by Ebola.
Governments in West Africa and international aid agencies should help facilitate adoptions locally and provide better health care and education to support entire communities.
Kent Brantly at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, August 21 2014.
A year ago, Dr Kent Brantly became the first person treated for Ebola in the US. The director of Emory University's Serious Communicable Disease Unit looks back at we have – and haven't – learned.
Sierra Leone has made significant progress in the fight against ebola and is grappling with economic recovery.
Although Sierra Leone is not yet officially ebola-free, there are significant improvements. Economic recovery discussions have also started. Care needs to be taken to ensure broader societal benefit.
A health worker injects a woman with an Ebola vaccine during a trial in Monrovia, February 2 2015.
Was the Ebola vaccine 100% effective, or 100% lucky? The good money is on a percentage somewhere in between, but in truth, we will never know.
These little-loved microbes may be coming in from the cold.
We don't trust bacteria and we don't trust GM, so putting them together might be controversial. That's exactly what we're doing, though.
Increasing human-wildlife interactions pose threats not only to public health, but also to conservation, and well-being.
Public health is not the only way to manage epidemic outbreaks like the Ebola virus.
South Africa needs to ensure that it is equipped to deal with bioterrorism attacks and possible laboratory outbreaks.
In the science world, laboratories are essential but safety precautions should be taken to prevent any incidents like the Ebola outbreak or biochemical attacks.
Ben Affleck championed the piece of legislation requiring companies reporting to the US Securities and Exchange Commission to disclose their use of ‘conflict minerals’ originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Celebrities help make causes known to larger audiences and can be effective in obtaining pledges from policymakers. Yet their simplified advocacy messages can lead to ineffective or harmful policies.
The new fingerprint test can detect Ebola in minutes.
A new fingerprick test given at the patient's bedside predicts Ebola infection within minutes.
Vaccinations for children and other health services were suspended during the Ebola epidemic.
Ebola has been blamed for a surge in untreated malaria cases in west Africa that could have led to an excess numbers of deaths from malaria, greater than the total caused by the Ebola virus.
Healing the mind.
Minds as well as bodies will need to heal after the prolonged horror, fear and stress of Ebola.
Health workers rest outside a quarantine zone at a Red Cross facility in eastern Sierra Leone in this file picture from December last year.
African health leaders do not often get the chance to tell the stories of their public health achievements and challenges.
Two women walk in front of a billboard, which says “Ebola must go. Stopping Ebola is Everybody’s Business” in Monrovia, Liberia, January 15 2015.
Along with better strategies to respond to outbreaks in human populations, we need a stronger focus on surveillance in animals to identify infectious diseases before they pose a risk to human health.
Unlocking the sequence.
The compact system that can cut the process of sequencing the Ebola virus from weeks to days.