Across West Africa, there's widespread suspicion about Ebola — even down to whether the disease actually exists. To help spread accurate information, radio stations are playing catchy songs with vital information about the disease.
American hospitals and health care are considered more advanced relative to West African countries. But preventive measures can sometimes fall by the wayside, even in the most well-developed medical systems — and stopping those lapses will be key to stopping Ebola.
The World's Julia Kumari Drapkin reports on an effort to pick up the trash in Liberia: two Americans came up with the idea, after observing how uncollected garbage seemed to blight so much of the country's capital, Monrovia
Liberia's capital city, Monrovia, is swarming with young men who were former child soldiers in Liberia's civil war. A team of American researchers and Liberian social workers are researching how, and whether, the culture be transformed.
The Ebola virus continues to spread in West Africa months after the outbreak began in Guinea. As the deaths mount, mistrust has also boiled to the surface between affected communities and foreign healthcare workers.
The White House has announced a new effort to prevent the spread of Ebola: screening passengers's temperatures at five major US airports. But Dr. Dan Diekema says doubling down on aid to West Africans will do more than screening to halt the deadly virus.