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  • UN: Ban recommits UN's support to fight Ebola in Liberia
    19 december 2014 16:43:47
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said Liberia has the full support of the UN in the fight against the Ebola virus disease and to build a stronger society. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ban lauds Mahama for 'wise, bold' decision on Ebola war
    19 december 2014 09:20:01
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has praised President John Mahama of Ghana for his wise, bold and timely decision as well as leadership to have Accra serve as the logistics hub for the fight against Ebola and for the establishment of the United Nations Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Mission in the country. Full text...

  • Guinea: UN Secretary General expected in Conakry Saturday
    18 december 2014 11:45:51
    Conakry, Guinéa (PANA) - UN Secretary General Ban KI-moon is due to arrive in Conakry Saturday for hours-long visit to Guinea, the first time he will be visiting the West African nation since he assumed office, PANA reported.Full text...

  • UN: FAO, WFP warn on food insecurity in Ebola affected countries
    18 december 2014 08:51:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have said the Ebola epidemic in the affected West African countries could push the number of people facing food insecurity to more than one million by next spring. Full text...

  • Mali: Mali winning fight against Ebola disease
    17 december 2014 18:10:55
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Health authorities in Mali confirmed Wednesday that the Ebola disease outbreak in the country has died down, but the West African nation must wait for three weeks without a new case before it can be declared free of the deadly disease in accordance with regulations of the World Health Organization (WHO). Full text...

  • Guinea: NGO demands re-opening of schools in Guinea
    17 december 2014 13:07:10
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – Saying that the closure of schools for more than 19 months following the deadly Ebola virus disease had led to children indulging in crimes, the chairman of the Guinean civil forum (FCG), Mr. Ibrahima Balaya Diallo, on Tuesday called for the re-opening of schools. Full text...

  • UN: Health workers in Sierra Leone to receive Ebola hazard pay
    16 december 2014 22:25:23
    New York, US (PANA) - Response workers battling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will receive "hazard pay" for the first time in Sierra Leone using mobile money because unless there is a certain element of incentives, or danger pay, it is very difficult to attract and retain people, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) announced on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mali: Surveillance on Mali's last Ebola contacts ends
    16 december 2014 17:22:03
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Mali could soon be declared free of the Ebola virus disease after the 21-day surveillance of the last 13 contacts was lifted Monday, according to a communique issued at the end of an inter-ministerial conference on the management of the epidemic under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Moussa Mara.Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS leaders differ on Ebola death toll
    15 december 2014 14:38:15
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS leaders, meeting here, Monday gave different death tolls from the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that is ravaging several of the ECOWAS member states, highlighting what critics call gaps in the regional bloc's response to the scourge. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: UNECA appeals for US$2.6 billion debt relief to boost Ebola response
    15 december 2014 13:45:31
    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 and Liberia. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Govt. hails appointment of Mauritanian as head of UN emergency mission on Ebola
    14 december 2014 11:48:11
    Nouakchot, Mauritania (PANA) – The Mauritanian government has welcomed the appointment of its citizen, Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed, to head the United Nations Mission for emergency action against Ebola (UNMEER), the Mauritanian ministry of foreign affairs and cooperation indicated here Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ebola fears ring loud at ECOWAS meetings (By Segun Adeyemi, PANA Correspondent, Nigeria)
    13 december 2014 16:15:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The frontlines of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that is ravaging parts of West Africa may be far from here, but the fear of the deadly disease is palpable at the headquarters of the regional bloc ECOWAS, which is hosting the preparatory meetings to the ECOWAS Summit scheduled for Monday in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. Full text...

  • UN: UN meeting urges critical improvements to health systems of Ebola-affected countries
    13 december 2014 10:02:05
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN high-level meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland, said the international community must help Ebola-affected countries reboot their health systems so that they emerge from the current crisis more resilient and more focused on prevention efforts than ever before.Full text...

  • UN: UN official says Ebola response must include efforts to bolster health systems
    12 december 2014 07:43:42
    New York, US (PANA) - The President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Martin Sajdik, has said that, while the priority is to stop the Ebola outbreak, measures must also ensure that the emergency response is linked to longer-term efforts to strengthen health systems in those countries hit the hardest.Full text...

  • Belgium: Saudi King Abdullah releases US$35 million for Ebola war in West Africa
    11 december 2014 20:55:54
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia has donated US$35 million to help in the war against the deadly Ebola virus disease in West Africa, says a communiqué from the King’s Palace in Jeddah issued to PANA on Thursday in Brussels.Full text...

  • UN: UN congratulates frontline workers battling Ebola in West Africa
    10 december 2014 21:04:57
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Wednesday congratulated the front line workers in the field Full text...

  • UN: 'Intense response needed for western Sierra Leone, Guinea-Mali border'
    09 december 2014 22:12:28
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, said on Tuesday that the UN is currently focusing attention on bringing down the high levels of transmission in western Sierra Leone and ensuring that cases do not cross the border from Guinea into neighbouring Mali.Full text...

  • Belgium: Belgium ferries mobile laboratory to help fight Ebola in Guinea
    09 december 2014 19:25:03
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Belgium will send a mobile laboratory to Guinea to help the country fight the deadly Ebola virus disease, which has already killed 6,500 people in West Africa since the epidemic broke out, official sources here said.Full text...

  • Ghana: ECOWAS member states to deploy military personnel to fight Ebola
    09 december 2014 06:09:23
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - ECOWAS Member States have pledged to deploy, over the next six months, some 192 military medical personnel to strengthen the fight against the Ebola epidemic in the region’s most affected countries. Full text...

  • UN: Ebola response receives boost with donation of protective gear
    08 december 2014 22:32:12
    New York, US (PANA) - The first of 700,000 sets of protective gear intended for healthcare workers battling on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa arrived on Monday from Japan, a UN statement said. Full text...

  • Mali: Germany provides mobile laboratory to fight Ebola in Mali
    08 december 2014 17:40:13
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – A mobile laboratory donated by the government of Germany to help Mali fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease was received at the weekend by the Malian Health ministry in Bamako, official sources here told PANA on Monday.Full text...

  • Belgium: EU provides additional 61 million euro to Ebola war chest
    08 december 2014 16:27:28
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The EU has made available an additional 61 million euro to the war against the Ebola that has killed more than 6,500 people in three West African countries.Full text...

  • Guinea: EVD remains active in four regions of Guinea
    07 december 2014 15:38:51
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – A total of 1,337 people have died from the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) or 64 % of the 2,199 affected in Guinea following the outbreak of the disease in January last, official sources told PANA here.Full text...

  • Mali: Mali trains traditional healers on Ebola
    05 december 2014 21:15:42
    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.Full text...

  • UN: UN appeals for support for Ebola-affected countries
    05 december 2014 20:59:49
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday appealed to members of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) "to do whatever it takes" to help the West African countries hardest hit by Ebola, to grow back stronger and more resilient.Full text...

  • Niger: PM sets up Interministerial Committee on Ebola
    04 december 2014 21:57:53
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Niger's Prime Minister Brigi Rafini Thursday set up an interministerial committee on Ebola, though no case of the disease has yet been reported in the country. Full text...

  • Mali: UNDP offers equipment for Mali's disease control centre
    04 december 2014 18:13:51
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Mali on Thursday received equipment worth 527 million CFAF from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) for the national disease control centre within the framework of fighting the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, according to sources at the Malian Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene.Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy appeals to Liberians to remain vigilant, sustain Ebola response
    04 december 2014 06:50:44
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, has commended Liberians for the progress made so far in combating the Ebola virus, but cautioned that, the most dangerous time is actually when it looks as though you are near a point where the disease is coming under control because people relax and stop being vigilant. Full text...

  • Senegal: CAF launches ''Africa United'' campaign against Ebola
    03 december 2014 16:15:41
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - At the official draw for the 2015 OrangeTM Africa Cup of Nations held Wednesday in Equatorial Guinea, a new initiative, dubbed ''Africa United'', was launchedas a global health communications campaign aimed at preventing the spread of Ebola in West Africa. Full text...

  • Ghana: Africa Solidarity Trust Fund grants FAO US$1.5m to support Ebola-hit countries
    03 december 2014 12:15:06
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, will each receive US$500,000 to help curb the potentially-devastating impact of the disease on food security and on the livelihoods of farmers and others in rural areas, according to a statement by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Full text...

  • UN: World Bank says economic impact of Ebola exceeds US$500 million
    02 december 2014 22:39:53
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Bank announced on Tuesday that economic growth estimates in the three countries most affected by the Ebola crisis have been revised sharply downward with the impact totalling well over half a billion dollars in 2014.Full text...

  • Nigeria: WHO declares Spain Ebola free
    02 december 2014 14:46:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the Ebola outbreak in Spain over and commended the country on its diligence to end transmission of the virus. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU's mobile SMS fundraising campaign for launch in Lagos
    02 december 2014 13:28:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) is to launch a mobile-phone enabled campaign to raise funds to support the fight against Ebola spread in West Africa, the AU’s top official said Tuesday.Full text...

  • UN: UN official says global response to Ebola crisis a success
    01 december 2014 20:00:21
    New York, US (PANA) - The global response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa has succeeded in turning the crisis around, according to the Head of the UN Ebola mission, UNMEER, Mr. Anthony Banbury said on Monday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian contingent of ASEOWA leaves Wednesday for Ebola-hit countries
    01 december 2014 16:54:43
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Drawing from their experience in containing the Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria, 250 Nigerian medical volunteers will Wednesday leave to help fight the disease in three West African countries hard hit by the virus. Full text...

  • Nigeria: UN agencies assess Ebola impact on farm production, nutrition, livelihoods
    30 november 2014 10:42:56
    Lagos , Nigeria (PANA) – Preliminary results from an impact assessments of the dreaded Ebola disease effects on people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, has showed a decrease of agricultural production, deterioration of livelihoods and poor nutrition intake, according to the UN Food And Agriculture Organization (FAO). Full text...

  • Guinea: France grants Guinea 100 million euros to combat Ebola
    29 november 2014 10:19:04
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - France has granted Guinea 100 million euros to fight the Ebola virus disease that has killed more than 1,000 people in the West African country.Full text...

  • UN: UN officials appeal for more support to curb Ebola epidemic
    28 november 2014 21:20:18
    New York, US (PANA) - Mr. Anthony Banbury, Head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) and Dr. David Nabarro, UN Special Envoy on Ebola, have made an appeal for people who possess skills that are "quite rare" to join the global effort to fight the Ebola epidemic. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Sexual transmission of Ebola not documented, but...... - WHO
    28 november 2014 12:22:24
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has said though sexual transmission of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has not yet been documented, men who have recovered from EVD should be aware that seminal fluid may be infectious for as long as three months after onset of symptoms. Full text...

  • Mali: President Keita appoints special advisor for fight against Ebola
    27 november 2014 19:36:49
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita has appointed Professor Samba Sow as Special Advisor at the Presidency in charge of coordinating the fight against the Ebola epidemic, said a communiqué issued Thursday by the Council of Ministers.Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS asks international community for more aid to contain Ebola
    27 november 2014 19:19:28
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Thursday solicited the help of the international community towards tackling the Ebola scourge ravaging its member states of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.Full text...

  • US: Obama commends positive moves toward Ebola vaccine
    27 november 2014 16:51:08
    New York, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama has congratulated scientists at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the first published results from Phase 1 human clinical trials of a promising Ebola vaccine candidate. Full text...

  • UN: UN Ebola response mission opens new office in Mali
    26 november 2014 22:25:18
    New York, US (PANA) - The newest outpost of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response Full text...

  • Guinea: Ebola art exhibition opens in Conakry
    26 november 2014 21:44:54
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – An art and craft exhibition aimed at sensitizing the public on the deadly Ebola virus disease mounted by several Guinean artists opened on Wednesday at the national museum of Conakry.Full text...

  • Belgium: Belgian minister briefs Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea diplomats on efforts to contain Ebola
    26 november 2014 18:11:38
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Belgian Minister of Cooperation and Development Alexander De Croo on Wednesday received Sierra Leonean, Liberian and Guinean diplomats in his office in Brussels to brief them about the measures taken by Belgium to fight the deadly Ebola virus disease and said that a large part of his departmental budget would be devoted to the task.Full text...

  • UN: '1 Dec. target for Ebola response may not be met'
    26 november 2014 09:04:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said while Ebola response targets for 1 Dec. in West Africa may be reached in many places, they may not be met in some areas. Full text...

  • UN: WHO, UNAIDS top officials visit Mali for Ebola response
    24 november 2014 21:37:12
    New York, US (PANA) - The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, and Executive Director of Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Mr. Michel Sidibe, have visited Mali in a joint mission to support the country in its efforts to curb the spread of Ebola.Full text...

  • Belgium: Belgium welcomes certification of DR Congo as Ebola-free
    24 november 2014 19:46:11
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Belgium has welcomed the certification of DR Congo as free of the Ebola virus disease, saying the disease was fought "efficiently".Full text...

  • Mali: New Ebola case reported in Mali
    24 november 2014 18:01:22
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – A new case of Ebola disease whose results tested positive was Sunday admitted to Mali's national isolation centre (CNAM) for intensive treatment, according to Monday's daily update from the centre. Full text...

  • Ghana: Health workers from ECOWAS states train for deployment to Ebola-hit nations
    24 november 2014 09:31:28
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Health workers from six ECOWAS member states will undergo training from Monday (24Nov) in Ghana's capital, Accra, ahead of their deployment to the three countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak in the region, an ECOWAS Commission statement obtained by PANA here Monday said.Full text...

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