WHO Africa Director for Africa visits Kinshasa on Ebola outbreak

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The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, on Saturday visited Kinshasa, DR Congo, to discuss with national authorities and partners ways to mount a rapid, effective and coherent response in bvtop the ongoing Ebola … Read More

Photos: The Association of Senegalese in America press conference on Ebola Stigma

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Photos: United African Congress Ebola Forum in New York

United African Congress Ebola Forum in New York

AfDB releases new report on impact of Ebola on women

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – While projections have been made about the short-, medium-, and long-term impacts of Ebola on the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, it is clear that women in the three countries are likely … Read More

Sierra Leone enters a 90-day period of enhanced surveillance for Ebola

Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) – The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Saturday that Ebola virus transmission has been stopped in Sierra Leone. According to WHO, 42 days, that is two Ebola virus incubation cycles, have now passed since the … Read More

Ebola: Ban Ki-moon to convene Ebola Recovery Conference in New York on 10 July

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New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that he will in July convene an International Ebola Recovery Conference, which will help mobilize the resources needed to start early recovery. “Next month, on July 10, I will convene an international … Read More

Ebola lands in Italy

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The first case of Ebola has been recorded in Italy last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced. ”On May 12, 2015, WHO received notification of a laboratory-confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Italy. … Read More

WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The World Health Oraganisation (WHO) has declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission. A WHO statement obtained by PANA on Saturday said 42 had passed since the last laboratory-confirmed case was buried on 28 March 2015 … Read More

Sierra Leone: First zero infection recorded since Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

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Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) – Sierra Leone on Friday recorded a zero Ebola infection for the first time since the disease broke out in the West African nation in May 2014. The country has recorded more confirmed infection cases (11, … Read More

Sierra Leone: MP threatens journos over Ebola funds corruption report

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Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) – As the controversy generated by the Auditor-General’s report on alleged corruption in the disbursement of the Ebola funds in Sierra Leone, a ruling party MP has warned journalists against “premature publication and opinion” on the … Read More

Tanzania: Oxfam calls for massive post-Ebola Marshall Plan

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – International agency Oxfam has called for a multi-million dollar post-Ebola ‘Marshall Plan’ to put the three West African countries hit by the crisis back on their feet. In a statement late Monday, the agency … Read More

Mali winning fight against Ebola disease

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Health authorities in Mali confirmed last week that the Ebola disease outbreak in the country had died down, but the West African nation must wait for three weeks without a new case before it can be … Read More

African Communities Together launches Ebola hotline to assist victims of Ebola stigma

African Communities Together launches Ebola hotline to assist victims of Ebola stigma

UNECA appeals for US$2.6 billion debt cancellation to boost Ebola response

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) called for US$2.6 billion debt cancellation to countries worst affected by the Ebola outbreak and warned that foreign aid pledges could spark a debt crisis in Guinea, Sierra Leone … Read More

“Nobody wants to come to African hair braiding shops to get Ebola” Assana

“Nobody wants to come to African hair braiding shops to get Ebola” Assana

Mali: Mali trains traditional healers on Ebola

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) – A training session for local traditional healers on the risks of the spread of the Ebola virus disease opened on Friday in Bamako, capital of Mali. Jointly organized by Save the Children and the Malian umbrella … Read More

Video: “As long as Ebola was in Africa it was not a crisis but just another African disease” Kofi Boateng

“As long as Ebola was in Africa it was not a crisis but just another African disease” Kofi Boateng

“The African voice is important not just on Ebola” Gale A. Brewer

By Isseu Diouf Campbell Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer hosted an Ebola community forum to raise awareness about the deadly virus on October 30, 2014 at The City College of New York in Manhattan. A team of experts provided … Read More

Second African Ebola patient dies in the US

By Isseu Diouf Campbell Dr. Martin Salia, a native of Sierra Leone and the second African Ebola patient in the US, has died at the Nebraska Medical Center despite being the hospital’s third Ebola patient. The two other Ebola patients … Read More

Ebola: African immigrants should not be targeted – Aletha Maybank

By Isseu Diouf Campbell Aletha Maybank, director of the Center for Health Equity, discusses the social and economic impact of Ebola on the African immigrant community in New York and New York City’s efforts to deal with potential Ebola cases. … Read More

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