West Africa

UN declares Ebola public health emergency over

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today said West Africa’s Ebola outbreak no longer constitutes an international public health threat, declaring that the 20-month global emergency response is over but stressing that a “high level of vigilance” must be maintained. The Emergency Committee convened by WHO Director-General Margaret Chan[…]

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West Africa ‘could lose an entire generation’

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says Ebola has brought her country to “a standstill” and that West Africa is at risk of losing an entire generation to the disease. “Across West Africa, a generation of young people risk being lost to an economic catastrophe as harvests are missed, markets are[…]

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‘SA prepared for Ebola’

South Africa is prepared for a potential case of Ebola, the health ministry said on Wednesday. “We have identified 11 hospitals around the country to deal with patients who could be affected by Ebola,” spokesman Joe Maila said. “If anything happens, and someone is discovered to have Ebola, we can[…]

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WHO: 21 000 ebola cases by Nov

New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up. Since the first cases were reported six months ago, the tally of cases in West Africa has reached an estimated 5,800 illnesses. WHO[…]

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World lost ‘precious time’ in Ebola fight: EU

The European Union urged the international community Monday to make up for “precious time” lost in the response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa, calling for more contributions to fight the crisis. “We are behind the curve and for a reason,” EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva said[…]

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Ebola threatening Liberia’s existence: Minister

Ebola is threatening the very existence of Liberia as the killer virus spreads like “wild fire”, the defence minister warned Tuesday, following a grim World Health Organization assessment that the worst is yet to come. After predicting an “exponential increase” in infections across West Africa, the WHO warned that Liberia,[…]

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Ebola crisis: ‘world is losing the battle’

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa will not be stopped unless wealthy nations intervene to contain the virus, the head of a leading a medical charity has said. Joanne Liu, of Doctors Without Borders, said on Tuesday that authorities were “losing the battle”, and that the world had ignored the[…]

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