Africa Now November 5, 2014 Ebola Crisis: Confronting the Virus and Stigmatization

Mr. Nii Akuetteh and Mr. Evelyn A. Lewis

Mr. Nii Akuetteh and Mr. Evelyn A. Lewis

Topic and Guests: Update on Ebola Crisis—Confronting the Virus and Stigmatization on the Ground and in the DiasporaToday Africa Now! continues its on-going focus on the Ebola crisis.  The West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been hit hard by the Ebola virus.   According to the World Health Organization, there have been over 13,500 reported cases of Ebola in those countries and in Nigeria, Mali and the United States; over 4,900 have died from this virus since it broke out in March.  People in region and Africans worldwide have had to not  only confront Ebola but also the accompanying stigmatization the virus brings.

Dr. Dougbeh-Chris Nyan

Dr. Dougbeh-Chris Nyan

Joining Africa Now! to discuss how people are Confronting the Virus and Stigmatization on the Ground and in the Diaspora are: Mr. Nii Akuetteh, an independent Africa policy analyst and is on the Ebola Task Force of the African Immigrant Caucus;   Mr. Evelyn A. Lewis, CEO and Founder SBTS Group Washington II Freetown  II  Pune; Dr. Dougbeh-Chris Nyan, medical doctor and a biomedical research scientist who heads the Diaspora Liberian Emergency Response Task Force on the Ebola Crisis; and in Monrovia, Liberia Mr. Samuel Kofi Woods, II, is the Legal Consultant of the Liberia Law Society, and is a renowned Human Rights Lawyer in his country and former minister.

Mr. Samuel Kofi Woods, II

Mr. Samuel Kofi Woods, II

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