Ebola virus -
  • 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...

  • UN: Ban calls for vigilance as West Africa set to be declared Ebola-free
    14 january 2016 06:56:17
    New York, US (PANA) - As West Africa is set to be declared free of Ebola virus transmission on Thursday, top United Nations officials have highlighted the “extraordinary” global cooperation mustered to tackle an epidemic that killed over 11,300 people, at the same time calling for vigilance against future flare-ups. Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO declares end of Ebola in Guinea
    29 december 2015 10:31:29
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday declared the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea. Full text...

  • Ghana: UN official calls for help for Ebola-affected West African countries
    28 november 2015 10:47:46
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Following the flare-up of Ebola in Liberia 77 days after the outbreak was declared over, the region's top coordinator of the United Nations response to the epidemic says the three West African countries most affected by the deadly disease cannot recover from its ravages on their own. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: WHO hails S/Leone for stopping Ebola
    07 november 2015 12:23:56
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday declared that Ebola virus transmission has been stopped in Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone prepares to mark end of Ebola
    05 november 2015 22:29:49
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Sierra Leone, worst hit by the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa, is preparing to mark the end of Ebola transmission, if no new case of the virus is recorded, PANA reported Thursday, quoting the World Health Organization (WHO). Full text...

  • UN: WHO says Ebola virus persists in body fluids of survivors for months
    15 october 2015 19:03:02
    New York, US (PANA) - The Ebola virus can persist in the eye, semen, the placenta, breast milk Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ebola scare hits Nigeria again
    09 october 2015 08:53:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Fifteen people have been quarantined at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital in southern Nigeria after a patient manifested the symptoms of the Ebola Virus Disease before dying at the hospital, the local media reported Friday.Full text...

  • UN: WHO reports first week without new case of Ebola
    08 october 2015 14:35:17
    New York, US (PANA) - The prospect of an end to Ebola could be drawing nearer, after UN Full text...

  • UN: Sierra Leonean, Liberian leaders outline post-Ebola recovery plan
    30 september 2015 13:36:12
    New York, US (PANA) - The leaders of Sierra Leone and Liberia, two of the countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak, on Wednesday in New York discussed their subsequent recovery efforts, and also spoke about the need for the reform of UN bodies.Full text...

  • UN: WHO again declares Liberia free of Ebola transmission
    04 september 2015 13:38:22
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has again declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission after the disease had resurfaced in June, and as the country enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance. Full text...

  • Rwanda: ​WHO congratulates Liberia on ending Ebola transmission
    03 september 2015 08:18:58
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Liberia is again free of Ebola virus transmission after the West African country set a good example of how to respond to an imported case or an outbreak of the deadly virus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a statement made available to PANA in Kigali, Rwanda, Thursday.Full text...

  • UN: New Ebola case in Sierra Leone prompts use of experimental vaccine trial - WHO
    01 september 2015 18:59:04
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said that the detection of a new case of Ebola in Sierra Leone over the weekend, after the West African country had marked almost three weeks of zero cases, has prompted the use of an experimental vaccine to fight the disease. Full text...

  • UN: Ebola response panel to ensure compliance with key UN legal health instrument
    27 august 2015 14:30:44
    New York, US (PANA) - A Special UN panel reviewing the role of existing international health regulations in the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is studying the use of possible sanctions and other mechanisms to ensure better compliance with what it described as "a very important legal instrument in order to improve the global health security." Full text...

  • UN: WHO says Sierra Leone records zero Ebola infection
    26 august 2015 14:51:19
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) says for the first time in over a year, there are no people in Sierra Leone being treated for the Ebola virus and no other Full text...

  • Rwanda: WHO says Sierra Leone "down to the last chain" of Ebola transmission
    17 august 2015 14:50:36
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The use of rapid response teams and strong community involvement in finding Ebola virus disease cases and contacts is yielding results in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a new report published Monday. Full text...

  • UN: UN health officials highlight role of emergency preparedness in Ebola fight
    13 august 2015 20:05:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The deadly Ebola outbreak which ravaged West Africa for more than a year has demonstrated the increasing importance of emergency preparedness both in Africa and across the world. Full text...

  • UN: Hygiene protocols keep classrooms in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone free of Ebola
    12 august 2015 17:19:51
    New York, US (PANA) - UN-supported measures put in place to protect them from the Ebola virus have helped keep classrooms free from any infections in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN: WHO says Ebola challenges remain despite drop in cases
    06 august 2015 15:42:54
    New York, US (PANA) - Latest indications of a drop in new cases of Ebola in West Africa should not be taken as proof that the killer disease has been defeated, the World Health Organization Full text...

  • UN: UN Ebola mission concludes duty in West Africa, as Ebola vaccine makes waves
    31 july 2015 20:20:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER)on Friday officially concluded its duty in the three West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic. Full text...

  • Liberia: 'Lack of public trust in govt. contributed to Ebola outbreak in Liberia'
    28 july 2015 09:19:42
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Amid reports of a possible Ebola resurgence in Liberia, a new research paper by peacebuilding charity International Alert has highlighted the need to improve trust between the Liberian public and its government. Full text...

  • UN: 'No new Ebola cases in Liberia'
    23 july 2015 07:42:06
    New York, US (PANA) - No new cases of Ebola were reported in Liberia or in recent hotspots in West Africa with half of the 26 cases in this week’s update from the World Health Organization (WHO) coming from the capitals of Guinea and Sierra Leone. Full text...

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