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  • 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...

  • Cape Verde: Govt. bans importation of meat from Ebola-hit countries
    23 november 2014 11:43:06
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – The Cape Verdian government has banned the importation of wild and hunting animals and meat from countries affected by the deadly Ebola virus disease, official sources told PANA here Sunday.Full text...

  • UN: Ban hopeful of end to Ebola outbreak by mid-2015
    22 november 2014 07:17:25
    New York, US (PAN) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said by continuing to scale up the global fight against Ebola, there is hope the outbreak could be contained by mid-2015.Full text...

  • Belgium: Spouses of African diplomats in Brussels raise funds for Ebola-hit countries
    21 november 2014 18:17:09
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Wives of African ambassadors accredited to Belgium are organizing a gala party on 12 December in Brussels to raise funds for countries hit by the deadly Ebola disease, said a statement issued Friday to PANA by the diplomatic wives association known by its acronym as AEAAB. Full text...

  • UN: Ban, UN agencies chief hold talks on Ebola response
    20 november 2014 23:00:46
    New York, US (PANA) - On the eve of a meeting of UN agency chiefs to discuss ways to jointly tackle the Ebola outbreak, the World Bank reported on Thursday that Liberia’s labour sector has suffered a huge blow since the start of the crisis, as a "massive effort" was underway in Mali to halt the spread of the re-emerged virus. Full text...

  • Mali: Information ministry, media sign agreement on professional treatment of Ebola
    20 november 2014 21:08:28
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian ministry of Digital Economy, Information and Communication on Thursday signed a protocol with the print and electronic media in the West African country for the "professional handling" of information on the deadly Ebola epidemic. Full text...

  • Mali: Mali announces measures to check the spread of Ebola
    20 november 2014 20:30:33
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali is taking a series of measures to check the spread of the deadly Ebola virus after the country recorded four deaths in the past few days.Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Deutsche Welle produces radio programmes on Ebola
    20 november 2014 12:39:24
    Abidjan, Cote d' Ivoire ( PANA) - The German public broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, has produced a series of radio programmes for listeners in Africa about the Ebola virus disease raging in West Africa, according a statement received here by issued PANA. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'WAHO needs extra US$2.5m annually to fight epidemics'
    20 november 2014 09:59:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The West African Health Organisation (WAHO), the specialised institution responsible for health in the region, requires an additional US$2.5 million annually to strengthen its capacity to fight epidemics, according to its Chief Executive, Dr. Xavier Crespin. Full text...

  • UN: 'Ebola cases no longer rising in Guinea, Liberia'
    20 november 2014 08:03:54
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the number of Ebola cases is no longer increasing nationally in Guinea and Liberia, but is still on the rise in Sierra Leone.Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mauritania, Mali to hold consultations on border security
    19 november 2014 17:45:51
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Malian and Mauritanian authorities are to hold consultations at ministerial level to "enhance security measures and peaceful coexistence" on both sides of their common border. Full text...

  • Tunisia: World Bank grants Ebola-hit countries US$285 million
    19 november 2014 17:29:34
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Executive Board of the World Bank is to give US$285 million to the three countries in West Africa badly affected by the Ebola virus disease, according to a statement issued by the bank on Tuesday.Full text...

  • UN: WHO steps up Ebola response in Mali
    18 november 2014 22:08:10
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Health Organization (WHO) says it is intensifying efforts to keep the Ebola outbreak from spreading in Mali by working to identify all chains of transmission and stepping up social mobilization campaigns to include a range of actors, from religious leaders to truck and bus drivers. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: International football starts unite in fight against Ebola
    18 november 2014 18:22:36
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The world’s top football players, including Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Neymar Jr., Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and Bayern Munich’s Philipp Lahm, are joining forces with global health experts to help raise global awareness in the fight against Ebola. Full text...

  • Rwanda: WHO says slow, complex diagnostic tests challenge efforts to contain Ebola
    18 november 2014 17:56:50
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Efforts to contain the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa are currently hampered by cumbersome, slow and complex diagnostic tests that impose a number of additional logistical challenges, including requirements for a high level of laboratory bio-safety and staff expertise in using sophisticated machines, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)'s situation assessment released Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland.Full text...

  • UN: DRC declares end to Ebola outbreak
    18 november 2014 07:33:54
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN has praised the end of an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Full text...

  • Rwanda: UN representative for Ebola Emergency Response in Guinea 'found dead'
    17 november 2014 20:33:02
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The special representative of the UN Secretary General for the Ebola Emergency Response in Guinea, Rwandan national Marcel Rudasingwa, has been found dead in his hotel room in Conakry, local media reported on Monday quoting several UN sources in the West African nation. Full text...

  • US: Sierra Leonean Ebola patient dies at US medical facility
    17 november 2014 19:36:18
    New York, US (PANA) - A Sierra Leonean medical doctor, Martin Salia, who contracted Ebola, Full text...

Special File - Ebola virus

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