In Guinea-Bissau, rural villages near the border of Guinea are at high risk for an Ebola outbreak, but community outreach efforts may make all the difference in protecting families and halting the spread of the disease.
Prevention efforts are easing fears, but the country is still dangerously unprepared for the arrival of this deadly disease.
Oxfam works to spread the word on the deadly virus using trusted community health workers.
Officials have quarantined many areas to try and stem the spread of a deadly virus that has already claimed the lives of almost half the people infected. You can help.
Maternal mortality rates can tell you a lot about the availability of basic health care in a developing country.