Category: Ebola Outbreak

Ebola crisis: Guinea begins compensation payments
October 24, 2014 |

Ebola crisis: Guinea begins compensation payments

The head of Guinea’s Ebola mission has said the government has started paying compensation to the families of health workers who have died of the virus. Eight families have already been paid the $10,000 (£6,200) lump sum, Dr Saccoba Keita told the BBC. The families of 42 victims, including doctors, nurses, drivers and porters, had […]

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Ebola: FG sends 250 experts to Liberia, others
October 24, 2014 |

Ebola: FG sends 250 experts to Liberia, others

President Goodluck Jonathan has given approval for the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control to support Ebola-ravaged countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to build local capacity of health workers to enhance response to the fight against Ebola Virus Disease. Already, 250 Nigerian experts are set to be deployed in these countries in the next […]

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Ebola: LASG pledges N50m to First Consultants
October 21, 2014 |

Ebola: LASG pledges N50m to First Consultants

The Lagos State Government has promised to give N50m to First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, where the index Ebola Virus Disease case was diagnosed. The government said the N50m was a business support gesture for the medical centre. The state government also said it would be extending a similar gesture to each of the victims of […]

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120 people on Ebola watch list in US
October 21, 2014 |

120 people on Ebola watch list in US

About 120 people are still being monitored for signs of Ebola in Dallas — the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in the United States — as dozens of others came out of the three-week observation period Monday, health authorities said. Dallas officials declared 43 people who may have had contact with the first diagnosed Ebola patient on […]

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Ebola: Third UN employee dies
October 21, 2014 |

Ebola: Third UN employee dies

A UN staff member in Sierra Leone has died from Ebola, the third employee from the world organization to succumb to the deadly virus, the UN spokesman said Monday. The man, who was a driver for the UN Women agency, passed away at the weekend in Sierra Leone and his spouse is currently receiving treatment, […]

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UN contacts Nigeria on Ebola containment -Spokesman
October 21, 2014 |

UN contacts Nigeria on Ebola containment -Spokesman

The UN, on Monday, said it was in touch with Nigerian authorities, through the World Health Organisation on how it contained the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease. The spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, Stephane DuJarric, said this while briefing UN correspondents in New York. The briefing followed the WHO official declaration of Nigeria as […]

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Ebola: No impact from pledges, says MSF
October 18, 2014 |

Ebola: No impact from pledges, says MSF

International pledges of deployments and aid for Africa’s Ebola-hit regions have not yet had any impact on the epidemic, a major medical charity says. Christopher Stokes of Medecins Sans Frontieres said the disease was still out of control. He said it was “ridiculous” that volunteers working for his charity were bearing the brunt of care […]

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Ebola: WHO working with 15 African countries
October 18, 2014 |

Ebola: WHO working with 15 African countries

Isabelle Nuttall, an official of World Health Organisation, says the agency is reviewing Ebola preparedness in 15 African countries. She said in Geneva on Friday that it was aimed at preventing the disease from spreading across the continent. Nuttall said the agency was focusing mostly on countries bordering the three Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia […]

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Ebola: UN launches urgent appeal for donations
October 18, 2014 |

Ebola: UN launches urgent appeal for donations

Ban Ki-moon has launched another urgent appeal for funds to help fight Ebola after a United Nations drive for donations fell short of its target. The UN chief said a $1bn trust fund he launched in September has received just $100,000 (£62,000) so far. He joins a growing chorus of world leaders criticising the global […]

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World steps up Ebola action as infections soar
October 17, 2014 |

World steps up Ebola action as infections soar

Europe said Thursday it will review how passengers leaving Ebola-hit African countries are screened for infection, as it seeks to contain the escalating spread of a virus recognised as the worst global health emergency in years. The World Health Organization also said it was ramping up its efforts to help 15 African countries defend themselves […]

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