Ebola virus -
  • ECOWAS: Measures against negative Ebola impact on women in W/Africa advocated
    17 march 2015 13:14:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS Ministers in charge of Women Affairs and Gender have expressed total commitment to the complete eradication of Ebola in the region through various measures, the ECOWAS Commission said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Parliament extends school reopening over Ebola fears
    13 march 2015 17:18:50
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The Sierra Leonean parliament on Friday announced the extension, by two weeks, of the reopening of schools in the country. Full text...

  • UN: UN report says effects of Ebola outbreak felt outside worst-affected countries
    13 march 2015 09:08:05
    New York, US (PANA) - The effects of Ebola, which has infected nearly 24,000 people and killed over 10,000, mainly in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, extend beyond the people who suffer Full text...

  • UN: WHO, WFP partner to reach zero Ebola cases in West Africa
    11 march 2015 16:54:10
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Food ProgrammeFull text...

  • WHO: Phase III trial of Ebola vaccine starts in Guinea Saturday
    05 march 2015 13:24:58
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Based on promising data from initial clinical trials in late 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday announced the launch of a Phase III trial of an Ebola vaccine starting on Saturday in Guinea, one of the countries' worst hit by the ongoing Ebola epidemic. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Fresh doubts over schools' reopening in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone
    04 march 2015 13:03:10
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The recent rise in Ebola cases in some parts of Sierra Leone has raised fears that the planned re-opening of schools in the country on 30 March may not materialize. Full text...

  • UN: UN agencies pledge more support to end Ebola crisis
    03 march 2015 23:00:29
    New York, US (PANA) - UN agencies engaged in the response against Ebola on Tuesday pledged their support to the worst-affected West African countries in each stage of the journey, the drive to zero, the early recovery, their medium and longer term development. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: VP quarantines self over Ebola fears
    28 february 2015 19:36:04
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The Sierra Leonean Vice President, Alhaji Samuel Sam-Sumana, has announced that he will be in quarantine over Ebola fears, following the death of one of his security details. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Sierra Leonean Vice President quarantined over Ebola
    28 february 2015 18:51:57
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The Sierra Leonean Vice President, Alhaji Samuel Sam-Sumana, has been quarantined over Ebola. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Govt imposes new restrictions as Ebola cases rise again
    28 february 2015 17:11:45
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The Government of Sierra Leone has imposed new restrictions on movement of vehicles and people across the country, following a spike in the number of confirmed Ebola cases in the last two weeks, PANA reported from here on Saturday Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Parliament opens hearing on Ebola fund audit report
    27 february 2015 08:40:31
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The Public Account Committee (PAC) of Sierra Leone's Parliament has commenced hearing on the Ebola Audit report which alleges the misappropriation of billions of Leones in the management of Ebola fund. Full text...

  • UN: Concerns over new Ebola cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone
    27 february 2015 07:22:59
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) have raised concerns about challenges in engaging communities to win the fight against the Ebola disease. Full text...

  • Guinea: Ebola costs more than US$500m economic loss to Guinea
    21 february 2015 10:53:09
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – The World Bank has estimated that Guinea will suffer economic loss of more than US$500m in 2015 because of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), according to a report obtained by PANA. Full text...

  • Guinea: EU donates 485,296 euro to Guinean media for Ebola war
    21 february 2015 09:36:29
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – The European Union has granted an amount of 485,296 euro to the Guinean media to help it mobilize and reorient its additional activities towards the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).Full text...

  • UN: WHO says new Ebola test kit unveiled
    20 february 2015 20:14:44
    New York, US (PANA) - A new test kit to identify the deadly Ebola infection in just 15 minutes has raised hope that new advances can be made fighting the disease, a World Health Organization statement said on Friday.Full text...

  • UN: UN officials call for more efforts to end Ebola cases
    18 february 2015 22:45:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, on Wednesday in New York said that the final phase of getting to zero the number of Ebola cases may well be the hardest, saying that "the hunt to track down the Ebola virus is like looking for needles in haystacks".Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Leaders of parliament, anti-corruption commission spat over missing Ebola funds
    18 february 2015 19:27:20
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Leader of Sierra Leone's Parliament Ibrahim Bundu and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) chief Josepth Kamara have clashed openly over the apparently missing Ebola funds as contained in the Auditor General's report. Full text...

  • Tanzania: AfDB Board mulls sustained holistic approaches to defeat Ebola
    17 february 2015 17:49:21
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Executive Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group have discussed the imperative to eradicate the Ebola Virus Disease, which has affected nearly 23,000 and killed over 9,000 people in West Africa, the Bank said Tuesday in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.Full text...

  • Kenya: World Bank to launch security initiatives in Ebola-hit rural Guinea
    17 february 2015 13:38:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Tens of thousands of people in rural areas of Guinea, worst-hit by the Ebola epidemic, will receive training from the World Bank on how to prevent the spread of the disease and support in producing food, the FAO said in a news dispatch Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: WHO turns to foreign medical teams to combat Ebola virus
    14 february 2015 17:20:16
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) says it will put together medical Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Ebola Fund mismanaged - Auditor General
    13 february 2015 15:54:30
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The Office of Sierra Leone's Auditor General has released a damning report on the management so far of the Ebola funds, showing how the Ministry of Health had little or no control over the disbursement of the funds. Full text...

  • UN: UNDP chief begins West Africa visit focused on Ebola recovery
    12 february 2015 05:50:02
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark has commenced a one-week visit to West Africa, with stops in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where there have been almost 23,000 reported Ebola cases with over 9,000 reported deaths. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF says West African communities receiving Ebola’s orphans with open arms
    06 february 2015 20:27:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the grief among the more than 16,000 children orphaned by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa runs deep, but most of them have been taken in by families, thanks to the bonds of kinship that have proved stronger than stigma and fear associated with the disease. Full text...

  • UN: WHO says large-scale Ebola vaccine trials underway in Liberia
    04 february 2015 08:21:19
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the Ebola vaccine trials now underway in Liberia will soon start in Guinea and Sierra Leone, the two other Full text...

  • UN: WHO says number of new Ebola cases reaching record low
    30 january 2015 07:03:37
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that the number of new Ebola cases recorded in West Africa fell below 100 for the first time in seven months, noting that the battle against the deadly virus has shifted from slowing transmission to ending the epidemic. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU says gains against Ebola encouraging
    28 january 2015 17:05:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - As civil society organizations express concern over fulfillment of pledges, the African Umiom (AU) Wednesday said situations in the three Ebola affected countries were improving. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Oxfam calls for massive post-Ebola Marshall Plan
    27 january 2015 11:10:35
    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. Full text...

  • Tanzania: ECA chief says Ebola-hit countries need debt cancellation
    26 january 2015 18:41:46
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - External debts of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone -- the three West African countries which endured dramatic suffering as a result of the Ebola Virus Disease -- should be written off, UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Carlos Lopes, said Monday. Full text...

  • Kenya: WHO calls for better preparedness for Ebola outbreaks
    26 january 2015 14:09:20
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Ebola outbreak is “clearly” retreating throughout the affected countries of West Africa but the continuing emergency response shows the need for urgent changes so that, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said Full text...

  • Tanzania: NEPAD joins AU in fight against Ebola
    26 january 2015 12:08:45
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The NEPAD Agency of the African Union (AU) has said it is placing emphasis on mobilising African countries to put in place conducive and enabling environment for conducting clinical trials to test the candidate vaccines and other therapies against the Ebola virus. Full text...

  • UN: WHO to hold special meeting on Ebola on Sunday
    24 january 2015 06:41:19
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) will hold a special meeting Full text...

  • UN: UN lauds Mali for stemming Ebola epidemic
    23 january 2015 20:23:42
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Friday commended Mali for stemming the Ebola outbreak and urged the West African nation to remain vigilant as neighbouring countries continue to report new cases as part of the epidemic that has recorded nearly 22,000 cases and more than 8,600 deaths to date. Full text...

  • UN: UN launches US$1 billion appeal for global Ebola response
    21 january 2015 21:28:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland, appealed for US$1 billion for the first six months of 2015 to sustain the momentum to stamp out Ebola in West Africa.Full text...

  • US: UNDP-led mission on recovery programme for Ebola-affected West African States
    21 january 2015 13:42:08
    New York, US (PANA) - A UNDP-led mission which will identify critical areas of support needed to help the nations most affected by Ebola start their recoveries, concluded their work Tuesday in Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius offers US$100,000 to fight Ebola
    21 january 2015 11:52:25
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius is to contribute US$100,000 to the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which is ravaging parts of West Africa, PANA reported Wednesday from Port-Louis, the capital city.Full text...

  • UN: UN officials urge more vigilance in Ebola fight as West Africa marks progress
    20 january 2015 23:00:23
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday said it is almost one year since Ebola began spreading in West Africa, ravaging villages and local economies. Full text...

  • UN: WB says Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone 'crippled' by Ebola impact
    20 january 2015 20:32:14
    New York, US (PANA) - Although the Ebola epidemic has shown signs of slowing and confidence is growing about stopping the outbreak and reaching the target of zero new cases, a new World Bank Group report on economic impacts of the disease says its effects will continue to cripple the economies of hard-hit Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.Full text...

  • Mali: Mali declared Ebola free
    19 january 2015 13:57:41
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) Sunday announced that Mali was now Ebola free. Full text...

  • Ghana: ECOWAS mobilizes partners in coordinated move to defeat Ebola
    17 january 2015 16:34:38
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A High-Level international Coordination Meeting on the fight against Ebola, held in Accra, Ghana, on Friday, has called on development partners, including private-sector operators, to rally behind it in coordinated strategic efforts to defeat the epidemic. Full text...

  • Ghana: ECOWAS advocates massive private-sector support against Ebola
    17 january 2015 16:17:46
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The High-Level Coordination Meeting of ECOWAS partners in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which ended in Accra, Ghana, on Friday, has urged the private sector to galvanize their efforts towards mobilizing investments in the affected countries. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU releases 215 million euros for Ebola vaccines
    17 january 2015 12:37:21
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has raised 215 million euros to finance projects aiming at combating the Ebola epidemic, particularly for vaccines and quick tests essential to overcome the disease, official sources said. Full text...

  • Ghana: Mahama calls for more support for Ebola-affected countries
    16 january 2015 16:08:55
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A High Level Coordination Meeting of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and its partners on the Ebola virus opened in Accra on Friday with an appeal from Ghana's President John Mahama for more financial support for the three most affected countries of the deadly disease. Full text...

  • UN: UN, international experts begin Ebola recovery assessment in affected countries
    16 january 2015 08:57:31
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN and a team of international experts have begun an Ebola Recovery Assessment (ERA) mission in Sierra Leone, as part of efforts to partner with governments affected by the Ebola epidemic to address the impact of the virus on affected countries.Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: First Ebola centre for pregnant women opens in Freetown
    15 january 2015 09:42:17
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The first Ebola Centre for Pregnant Women has opened in Freetown, Sierra Leone, one of the three West African nations most affected by the disease, PANA reported from here Thursday. Full text...

  • Mali: Govt cautions public in Mali to heed preventive measures against Ebola
    14 january 2015 19:30:14
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – As long as the Ebola virus disease has not been eradicated from neighbouring countries, the government in Mali has urged the public to maintain cleanliness and use toll-free telephone lines to report any suspected case of the disease to health authorities.Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS, Partners to review Ebola response initiatives
    14 january 2015 15:20:54
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS and its partners are to hold a High-Level Coordination Meeting in Accra, Ghana, on Friday to take stock of various partner/stakeholder initiatives within the context of an integrated regional response to the Ebola epidemic in the region. Full text...

  • Society: WB says Ebola puts future prosperity of Liberia, Sierra Leone at high risk
    12 january 2015 17:26:10
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Job losses and food insecurity are among the far-reaching and persistent socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the results of two new World Bank Group surveys released Monday. Full text...

  • Congo: Oil company gives Congo 100 million CFAF to fight Ebola
    09 january 2015 22:20:04
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Congolese National Oil Company (SNPC) has granted Congo 100 million CFAF to respond efficiently and quickly to any case of the deadly Ebola disease in the country, a communiqué issued by the Health ministry said in Brazzaville on Friday.Full text...

  • UN: WHO says two leading Ebola vaccines show 'acceptable safety'
    09 january 2015 20:21:11
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that two promising Ebola vaccines appear safe and could soon be tested in West Africa, as the agency wrapped up an expert meeting in Geneva on Friday.Full text...

  • Senegal: AU, Kenya to send 170 health workers to Ebola-hit countries
    08 january 2015 18:48:15
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The African Union (AU) and the Kenyan government will send 170 health workers to Ebola hit countries, the AU said in a statement on Thursday. Full text...

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