New York City - I arrived at 2:30AM this morning after traveling from Kauai and San Diego. I checked into The New York Plaza Hotel, into a room on the 47th floor. I am here for the annual Women Moving Millions Summit. And once again I am in utter awe of the contrast between the lives of members of our global human family. The extraordinary splendor of this hotel vs the housing for the majority of people in Liberia. The bed with fine linen, the working shower and all possible amenities vs a simple mattress on a dirt floor in Liberia.
La Jolla, CA - For the second time, Liberia has been declared Ebola-free. May this be the end of this unprecedented crisis…
MONROVIA, Liberia – The World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free for a second time on Thursday after the country hardest hit by the deadly virus saw a brief resurgence of cases not long after the first time it thought the disease was gone for good.
La Jolla, CA – It has been some time since I last posted to the blog which I began writing in Liberia in July 2014 as the Ebola crisis was escalating in West Africa. So much tragedy… so much suffering… so much fear…
Deborah Lindhom is the Founder and CEO of the Foundation for Women. For over 20 years she has lived and worked in Africa, India and the United States on issues of poverty, education and microcredit.