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WhyDev presents: An Ebola update
Tragically, the Ebola outbreak continues to ravage the United States, a country whose third-world healthcare system is already devastated by one of the highest obesity rates in the world. The country is so unequipped to handle this threat, future Ebola patients will be sent to a provincial health center in Montana, an isolated state in the West even locals refer to as “Wild.”
Some locals, mostly members of a group that calls itself the Republicans, are purchasing special clothing, in the belief it will shield them from the disease. Well-to-do Americans have also tried seeking refuge in Ebola-free areas, such as Rwanda – sometimes in tandem with delivering unfashionable clothes and expired medicine – only to be subjected to invasive and humiliating tests upon arrival.
The week in news
Sadly, Australia’s former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, the country’s first to visit China, has passed away.
Following the disappearance of 43 students and the discovery of numerous mass graves and unidentified bodies, protests have broken out across Mexico.
The week on the blog
When it comes to NGO communications, Daniel Lombardi argues that telling a story well is more important than whether it’s happy or sad.
Yoga is often touted as a good coping mechanism for aid workers. Marianne Elliott explains what it really takes to benefit from the practice.
The week in globaldev
The Ebola stories you should be looking for
Making non-profits lie
The value of a floor
Once more, with feeling: Stop. Donating. Your. Crap.
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