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January 2001's Issue

Health hazard Plus Chronicle of 2000!

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Asleep At The Switch

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Chronicle 2000

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Currents

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At Debt's Door

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Elusive Promise

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The Facts

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Destination Gridlock

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Aids Heretic

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Keynote

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Letters

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Mixed Media

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India

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Stressful Transition

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View From The South

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After Ebola

The world’s media extensively covered the Ebola crisis at its peak, but now the epidemic’s impact on communities in West Africa has fallen off the news agenda. And while millions of donor dollars eventually poured in to help contain and defeat the virus, its after effects – social, cultural and economic – will continue to be felt for years to come. We take a critical look at the humanitarian response and health systems deficit. Ebola is not a new disease – it’s been around since 1976 – so why did over 11,000 West Africans die 2014-16? Did we learn the right lessons from the outbreak, and, with Ebola considered endemic in the region, is Sierra Leone ready if the virus returns?

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