Ebola virus -
  • Catholic priest returns home after surviving Ebola in DR Congo (Feature by WHO)
    14 june 2018 06:42:02
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Rev. Father Lucien Ambunga, Catholic Priest and Pastor for the remote rural community of Itipo celebrated his first mass last Sunday since he returned to his parish on 8 June, after recovering from Ebola. Full text...

  • WHO reports ‘very strong progress’ in battling DR Congo Ebola outbreak
    09 june 2018 07:32:11
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - One month after the start of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Nations health experts on Friday reported “very strong progress” in the response to the disease. Full text...

  • Rights group calls for respect of human rights in DRC Ebola response
    07 june 2018 03:58:50
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo should ensure human rights protections in controlling the recent Ebola outbreak, Human Rights Watch has said Full text...

  • More than 300,000 people reached with awareness-raising campaign on Ebola in DRC - UNICEF
    06 june 2018 04:48:54
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) – Since the start of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and its partners have reached more than 300,000 people with lifesaving information about how to avoid contracting the deadly virus. Full text...

  • Africa CDC deploys volunteers to tackle Ebola Virus Disease in DR Congo
    01 june 2018 18:29:47
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - After recruiting and training 18 Congolese volunteers, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has deployed them to Equator province to support the response to Ebola Virus Disease in DR Congo. Full text...

  • Ebola vaccine provides protection, hope for high-risk communities in DRC (Feature by WHO Africa Region)
    31 may 2018 07:08:33
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - It’s been ten days since Jean René (not his real name) lost his brother to Ebola virus disease (EVD). Full text...

  • Medical charity begins Ebola vaccination in DRC
    31 may 2018 07:02:20
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - Medical NGO, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says it has started vaccinating Ebola frontline workers in Bikoro, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where teams have been working with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) over the past few weeks. The trial vaccination will also be offered to contacts of patients. Full text...

  • Children must be at heart of response to Ebola outbreak in DRC – UNICEF
    28 may 2018 02:38:11
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) – Children continue to be at risk and are affected by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), making it essential that their health and wellbeing are prioritized in the response. Full text...

  • Death of Ebola patients who fled DRC hospital highlights dangers - WHO
    27 may 2018 05:26:34
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The escape of three patients infected with the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the hospital where they were being treated is “not unexpected”, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, underlining the need to step up efforts to explain the dangers of the deadly disease to affected communities. Full text...

  • Ebola outbreak puts DR Congo on an ‘epidemiological knife-edge’
    23 may 2018 22:31:40
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains on an “epidemiological knife-edge” regarding the spread of deadly Ebola disease, despite the quick response by authorities and international partners to the threat, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • WB pandemic financing facility approves US$12m grant to stop Ebola outbreak in DRC
    22 may 2018 18:13:02
    Washington, US (PANA) - The World Bank Group’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) on Tuesday made its first-ever financial commitment, approving a US$12 million grant towards the current Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • WHO supports Ebola vaccination of high risk populations in DR Congo
    21 may 2018 15:07:40
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with the support of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners, is preparing to vaccinate high risk populations against Ebola virus disease (EVD) in affected health zones. Full text...

  • UNICEF mobilises community workers to fight DR Congo Ebola
    19 may 2018 04:41:53
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – Scaling up in response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN children's fund (UNICEF), with the DRC Government and partners, is mobilizing hundreds of community workers to raise awareness among children and families of how to protect themselves against the disease. Full text...

  • WHO says DR Congo Ebola 'not public health emergency of international concern'
    18 may 2018 19:09:08
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is not a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Full text...

  • Emergency meeting called as Ebola spreads to Congolese city – WHO
    17 may 2018 20:20:59
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting on Friday to “consider the international risks” of the latest outbreak of the deadly disease Ebola, which has now moved to an urban area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • WHO concerned as one Ebola case is confirmed in urban area of DR Congo
    17 may 2018 15:31:07
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - One new case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been confirmed in Wangata, one of the three health zones of Mbandaka, a city of nearly 1.2 million people in Equateur Province in northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Thursday. Full text...

  • WHO chief visits Ebola affected area in DR Congo
    14 may 2018 08:36:33
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Sunday visited the town of Bikoro in the north-west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to assess the response to the current Ebola outbreak. Full text...

  • UN says ready for 'all scenarios' in DR Congo Ebola outbreak
    11 may 2018 18:28:39
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The chances of the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) spreading across borders are low, said the United Nations health agency on Friday, although nine neighbouring countries remain on alert. Full text...

  • New Ebola outbreak confirmed in DR Congo
    08 may 2018 20:35:21
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Two new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) by Government scientists there, prompting the UN health agency to immediately scale up its response. Full text...

  • Liberia: Test Ebola vaccines produce year-long immunity in most study participants
    12 october 2017 15:15:56
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Results from PREVAIL I, a large Ebola vaccine study that enrolled more than a thousand Liberians in Monrovia during the first few months of 2015, were published on Thursday, October 12, in the issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Chief Medical Officer denies Ebola resurgence rumours
    29 september 2017 15:33:22
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The Chief Medical Officer in Sierra Leone, Dr Brima Kargbo, has denied rumours that Ebola has resurfaced in the country. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Africa volunteer corps deployed to DRC to monitor Ebola
    12 july 2017 17:29:16
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - A group of African health volunteers have been deployed to north-eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to carry out Ebola surveillance to prevent a possible spread of the virus to Central African Republic (CAR), the AU said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Congo: WHO declares end to latest Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
    03 july 2017 19:39:41
    Brazaville, Congo (PANA) - A recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is over, the United Nations health agency announced Monday adding that enhanced surveillance for the virus continues. Full text...

  • Congo: WHO announces end of most recent Ebola outbreak in DRC
    03 july 2017 09:52:31
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The UN World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • Switzerland: DR Congo approves Ebola vaccine to counter outbreak
    31 may 2017 05:21:54
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - To contain the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has provided technical support to 145 volunteers of the Congolese Red Cross and community health workers to deliver lifesaving information to local populations in remote areas along the Central African Republic border. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Experts race against clock to quell DRC Ebola outbreak – UN
    18 may 2017 20:06:11
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – A race against the clock has begun to contain an outbreak of Ebola in a remote northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya on high alert after fresh Ebola outbreak in DRC
    16 may 2017 16:14:06
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Health Ministry issued an Ebola Alert on Tuesday following an outbreak of the disease in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), saying the risk of importation remained high due to the use of Kenya as an air transit hub to DRC. Full text...

  • DR Congo: WHO deploys technical experts to DR Congo Ebola outbreak site
    16 may 2017 05:59:55
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The United Nations health agency is deploying technical experts to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) amid an outbreak of Ebola virus near its northern border with the Central Africa Republic, the agency’s regional director for Africa confirmed. Full text...

  • DR Congo: WHO Africa Director for Africa visits Kinshasa on Ebola outbreak
    14 may 2017 06:43:18
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) 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 order to stop the ongoing Ebola outbreak that has claimed 3 lives so far. Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO rules out travel restriction to DRC on latest EVD outbreak
    13 may 2017 15:07:56
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The latest outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) reported in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in a remote and hard to reach area and appears to be geographically relatively limited, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. Full text...

  • DR Congo: DRC announces Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Bas-Uélé Province
    12 may 2017 16:37:11
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - An outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD was reported Friday when Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Public Health minister, Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, informed the World Health Organization (WHO) about the occurrence in Likati health district of the northern Aketi, Bas-Uélé province, more than 1,300 km from the capital, Kinshasa. Full text...

  • Guinea: High-level meeting on Ebola vaccines underway in Conakry
    05 may 2017 05:28:15
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, and the Director-General of WHO, Dr Margaret Chan are in Conakry, Guinea, to participate in the high-level meeting on Ebola Vaccines for Guinea and the World. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Final trial results confirm Ebola vaccine provides protection
    23 december 2016 13:32:18
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to results published Friday in 'The Lancet'. Full text...

  • Kenya: UN agency makes case for rural folks in post-ebola recovery plan
    03 august 2016 15:28:05
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The biggest outbreak of Ebola in human history is over, but urgent investments in the rural areas of Sierra Leone and Liberia are needed if these countries are to fully recover, said Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD),says.Full text...

  • Liberia: WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola
    09 june 2016 16:53:37
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia. Full text...

  • Guinea: IOM supports Guinea to prevent resurgence of Ebola
    20 may 2016 14:49:48
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced Friday the launch of a Community Event-Based Surveillance (CEBS) system in Kindia Prefecture, in the south-western region of Guinea, along the border with Sierra Leone, to prevent resurgence of the Ebola virus disease. Full text...

  • Liberia: Liberia and Guinea step up coordination to stem new cases of Ebola
    08 april 2016 09:28:17
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ministry of Health teams in Guinea and Liberia have established epidemiological links between new Ebola cases in Liberia and a current flare-up of Ebola in neighbouring Guinea following intensified case investigations and contact tracing. Full text...

  • Liberia: WHO says emergency response to Ebola flare underway in Liberia
    05 april 2016 06:41:05
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - The UN World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health teams in Liberia and Guinea are investigating the origins of transmission in Liberia’s latest flare-up after learning that a woman who died from Ebola in Liberia last week had recently travelled from Guinea with her three young children. Full text...

  • Liberia: WHO confirms fresh Ebola death in Liberia
    01 april 2016 16:55:51
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Laboratory results have confirmed a new case of Ebola virus disease in Liberia, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday. Full text...

  • Guinea: 'WHO coordinating vaccination of contacts to contain Guinea Ebola flare-up'
    01 april 2016 08:12:46
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Hundreds of people who may have been in contact with 8 individuals infected with Ebola virus in Guinea’s southern prefectures of Nzérékoré and Macenta have been vaccinated with the experimental Ebola vaccine in a bid to contain the latest flare-up of Ebola, the UN health agency has said. Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO declares Ebola public health emergency over
    30 march 2016 06:11:03
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that 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. Full text...

  • Guinea: WHO sends specialists to help contain Ebola flare-up in Guinea
    19 march 2016 13:06:16
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The United Nations health agency has dispatched a team of specialists to Guinea after two new cases of Ebola were confirmed Friday, the first re-emergence of the deadly virus in the Western African country since its original outbreak was declared over on 29 December 2015. Full text...

  • Guinea: Two new Ebola cases confirmed in Guinea
    18 march 2016 10:51:54
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Two new cases of Ebola have been detected and confirmed in a rural village in the West African state of Guinea and the UN health agency has dispatched a team of specialists to deal with the flare-up. Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO confirms Sierra Leone’s Ebola flare-up over
    18 march 2016 06:23:24
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The latest flare-up of Ebola in Sierra Leone is over, the United Nations health agency on Thursday reported, but cautioned that the West African region remains at risk and should remain on alert. Full text...

  • Tanzania: AfDB releases new report on impact of Ebola on women
    08 march 2016 06:38:46
    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 to experience those impacts disproportionately, according to a new study on the disease that recently devastated the three West African countries.Full text...

  • Tanzania: 'Ebola funds impossible to track' - Oxfam
    31 january 2016 08:01:28
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Global leaders are failing to honour their promises to communities devastated by Ebola in West Africa as US$5.8 billion of pledged recovery funds proved almost impossible to track, Oxfam warned Sunday. Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO warns of flare-ups of 'stubborn' Ebola virus
    26 january 2016 11:39:11
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Dr Margaret Chan, has noted that despite the three countries worst affected by the Ebola Virus interrupting all chains of transmission from the original outbreak that began more than two years ago, the virus is stubborn and further flare-ups would occur. Full text...

  • UN: Sierra Leone reports new Ebola case - WHO
    15 january 2016 19:29:48
    New York, US (PANA) - A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Sierra Leone, Full text...

  • Health: Sierra Leone records Ebola death hours after WHO declares West Africa epidemic over
    15 january 2016 06:03:38
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Sierra Leone on Thursday said that one person had died from Ebola shortly after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the outbreak of the epidemic in West Africa was over. Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free
    14 january 2016 10:49:17
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia and says all known chains of transmission have been stopped in West Africa. Full text...

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