Colonialism, Civil War, and Ebola: Historical Perspectives On Contemporary Healthcare in Sierra Leone

BY ELIJAH RAMI During the mid-twentieth century, the British Empire rapidly succumbed to a striking decline. After the Second World War, its colonies in Africa and the Caribbean in particular witnessed a wave of nationalist movements that began to call for self-determination and independence from bureaucratic colonial administrations. Sierra Leone gained independence from the United…

Empathy in Global Health Journalism

BY MICHAELLA BAKER There is a 1 in 13.3 million chance of contracting Ebola in America this year.[1] In fact, it is more likely to die from a shark attack and from a lightning strike than from Ebola in America.[2] Yet many Americans learned about the disease, feared the disease, and took seemingly necessary precautions…