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  • Ghana: ECOWAS Chair Mahama to visit main Ebola-hit countries
    15 september 2014 08:07:21
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama, was billed to visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries in the sub-region that have been badly affected by the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), on Monday. Full text...

  • Ghana: ECOWAS defence chiefs pledge support for anti-Ebola fight
    14 september 2014 16:24:02
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - ECOWAS military chiefs have pledged the support of the military of member states for the battle against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which is ravaging the region. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Residents of Ebola-hit countries barred from entering Mauritius
    14 september 2014 08:44:56
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Residents of countries affected by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) - Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - are temporarily barred from entering Mauritius, the Mauritian government announced.Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Authorities organize simulations to check Ebola rescue plan
    13 september 2014 15:58:09
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – The Cape Verdian health authorities will, over the next few days, carry out simulations to check the national emergency plan to prevent the entry of the Ebola virus into the island.Full text...

  • Nigeria: WHO commends Nigerian state government efforts against ebola
    13 september 2014 14:51:41
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - World Health Organization (WHO) Country Director for Nigeria, Dr Rui Vana Gaz, has commended the leadership of the Lagos State Government in southwest Nigeria, in the containment of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).Full text...

  • Nigeria: Journalists undergo training on reporting Ebola
    12 september 2014 22:48:54
    Lagos , Nigeria (PANA) – Journalists from across West Africa where the Ebola disease has broken out have been cautioned against using their reportage to create unnecessary panic in the minds of the people they are to educate on the disease.Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges greater global support to fight Ebola
    12 september 2014 21:59:49
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday welcomed signs of solidarity in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and called on all countries and organizations to move swiftly to support the governments of the countries affected.Full text...

  • UN: WHO welcomes Cuban doctors for Ebola response in West Africa
    12 september 2014 18:42:39
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) said Friday that the Full text...

  • Belgium: Brussels to host int'l coordination meeting on Ebola disease
    12 september 2014 11:53:11
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – An international high-level meeting on the coordination of the deadly Ebola virus disease will be held on Monday in Brussels, the Belgian capital, on the initiative of the European Union (EU).Full text...

  • Tanzania: IMF seeking resources to shore up Ebola-hit West African economies
    12 september 2014 09:39:50
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Beyond the human toll that the Ebola virus disease is exacting on affected West African countries, the outbreak looks set to cause significant harm to the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to William Murray, deputy spokesman of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Full text...

  • Kenya: FIFA, UN join hands in fight against Ebola
    12 september 2014 08:49:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - FIFA, and the United Nations Thursday decided to join forces in the effort to stop the spread of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, FIFA , the world football governing body says. Full text...

  • US: UN allocates US$3.8m to bolster Ebola aid deliveries in West Africa
    11 september 2014 09:02:50
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN has approved the allocation of US$3.8 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help offset disruptions in aid delivery caused by travel restrictions on Ebola-affected countries. Full text...

  • Senegal: Guinean student declared Ebola-free in Senegal
    10 september 2014 14:53:34
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - There is no more case of Ebola virus disease in Senegal, according to local media reports which Wednesday quoted sources close to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare as saying that the only case, the young Guinean student, has now been declared Ebola-free. Full text...

  • Ghana: ECOWAS Commission rallies military against Ebola
    10 september 2014 11:20:34
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The ECOWAS Commission has called on the defence forces of its member states to lend their professional support towards defeating the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which has claimed more than 2,000 lives from almost 4,000 cases reported in the region since Dec. 2013.Full text...

  • US: Ebola, greatest threat to Liberia since end of conflict - UN
    10 september 2014 10:03:48
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative in Liberia Karin Landgren has said the country is facing its greatest threat since its years-long conflict, noting the Ebola outbreak in Liberia has claimed at least 1,200 people. Full text...

  • UN: Ban, world leaders to meet on Ebola crisis response
    09 september 2014 19:15:01
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene leaders gathering in New York for the upcoming high-level segment of this year’s UN General Assembly to highlight the urgent needs and required response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Full text...

  • US: American govt spends US$100 million for Ebola response
    09 september 2014 14:40:54
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government on Tuesday said it is spending more than US$100 million in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, noting that the funding complements US Agency for International Development (USAID) announcement last week of plans to make available up to US$75 million in additional funding. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 339 Ebola contact cases discharged
    08 september 2014 22:00:14
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria has announced the release of 339 people who had different degrees of contacts (primary, secondary and tertiary) with the late Liberian-American Ebola Virus Disease index case, Mr Patrick Sawyer.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Executive Council resolves to lift barriers against Ebola-hit West Africa
    08 september 2014 19:26:07
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - At the close of an emergency session here Monday, the Executive Council of the African Union (AU) agreed to lift all border closures and travel restrictions against West African countries battling the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 2,000 people in the region.Full text...

  • Liberia: WHO says Ebola situation in Liberia calls for non-conventional interventions
    08 september 2014 18:45:22
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Transmission of the Ebola virus in Liberia is already intense and the number of new cases is increasing exponentially, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Monday, noting that 14 of the West African country's 15 counties have now reported confirmed cases. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: WHO doctor to be evacuated after testing positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone
    08 september 2014 18:15:27
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) – A medical doctor working with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the disease, the UN agency said Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 10th Ebola survivor discharged
    08 september 2014 14:02:57
    Port Harcourt, Nigeria (PANA) - The 10th Ebola survivor in Nigeria has been discharged from the quarantine centre in southern Rivers State after she was successfully treated, PANA reported Monday, quoting State Commissioner for Health Sampson Parker.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU warns border closures, flight suspensions worse than Ebola
    08 september 2014 13:12:38
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, said here Monday that border closures and the suspension of flights to Ebola-affected countries in West Africa worsened the impact of the disease on the local populations than the disease itself. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: US$800,000 medical supplies land in Sierra Leone to pep up Ebola fight
    06 september 2014 13:18:27
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, and the World Bank have airlifted 48 metric tons of medical supplies worth US$825,000 to Sierra Leone to help pep up the country's battle against Ebola, which has killed over 470 people in the country so far, PANA reported Saturday. Full text...

  • UN: Ban tasks international community on Ebola response
    05 september 2014 20:15:05
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called for "an international rescue" to adequately respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and help the affected countries cope with the challenges arising from the epidemic.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Schools to resume early as Nigeria contains Ebola epidemic
    05 september 2014 17:34:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Following favourable report on the containment of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Nigeria, the Federal Government announced Friday that all public and private schools across the country will reopen 22 September instead of 13 October.Full text...

  • Belgium: EU releases 140 million Euros to fight Ebola in West Africa
    05 september 2014 16:45:17
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union has released 140 million Euros to help countries affected by the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa, particularly Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria beef up their healthcare systems, it was officially announced here Friday.Full text...

  • Congo: Triple threat of EVD facing Congo - Health official
    05 september 2014 14:06:00
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Congo, a country covered by 60% forests, would be under triple threat of the Ebola disease that broke out in West Africa and in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to Congolese health authorities.Full text...

  • UN: WHO meets on Ebola therapies, vaccines
    05 september 2014 08:02:18
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) is meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss potential Ebola therapies and vaccines in response to public demand for definitive treatment for the disease. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nine Ebola survivors recorded to date, as 7th victim dies
    04 september 2014 07:51:06
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian health authorities have given their Ebola battle scorecard, showing that seven people have died of the disease in the country while nine others have survived to date.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria records another case of Ebola
    03 september 2014 20:22:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian federal government on Wednesday announced that another case of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has been recorded in the country, bringing the total number of Nigerians so far infected to 18. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Govt. establishes organizational framework on Ebola disease
    03 september 2014 18:11:23
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Ivorian government on Wednesday adopted a decree on the organizational framework for the prevention and fight against the Ebola Virus Disease which, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), has killed over 1,500 people since its outbreak in West Africa in December 2013. Full text...

  • Italy: Ebola outbreak puts harvests at risk, sends food prices shooting up - FAO
    03 september 2014 13:17:37
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  • Cote d'Ivoire: Civil society urges ECOWAS to appoint special envoy to lead Ebola fight
    03 september 2014 11:12:38
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - Over forty civil society organisations have called for the appointment of a special envoy of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to lead the fight against the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 1,500 people in the sub-region.Full text...

  • UN: 'Ebola response must be based on scientific evidence, not on fear'
    02 september 2014 19:36:27
    New York, US (PANA) - UN officials on Tuesday said misinformation about Ebola can only Full text...

  • US: American medical agency begins human trial for Ebola vaccine
    02 september 2014 19:06:59
    New York, US (PANA) - The US medical research agency, National Institutes of Health (NIH) will Full text...

  • Nigeria: Former heads of state, celebrities call for solidarity to deal with Ebola
    02 september 2014 18:49:34
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - In a letter published in a number of newspapers, magazines and websites across Africa, leaders of civil society and business have called for more solidarity and a more coordinated approach to deal with the recent Ebola outbreak. Full text...

  • Senegal: Regional UN team hails government efforts to contain Ebola virus in West Africa
    02 september 2014 17:39:42
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Regional UN team for West Africa has praised the efforts made by governments of countries affected by the Ebola Virus Disease to check its spread and called for regional and international solidarity in the fight against the epidemic, said a statement made available to PANA here Tuesday.Full text...

  • Switzerland: No link between Ebola outbreaks in DRC, West Africa - WHO
    02 september 2014 14:46:57
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - There is no link between the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Tuesday, after receiving results from virus sequencing of samples from the Ebola outbreak in the DRC. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU foreign ministers to meet on Ebola
    02 september 2014 11:39:59
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) will hold a meeting with the Foreign Ministers of its 54-member states here on 8 Sept. to discuss the response to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which has caused a humanitarian crisis and food shortages around the West African region, a senior official said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Côte d’Ivoire to open humanitarian corridors with Ebola-hit neighbours
    02 september 2014 11:27:36
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian National Security Council (CNS) has decided to open humanitarian, economic and health corridors with neighbouring countries affected by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the Council has announced. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Paramount chief's householshit by Ebola
    01 september 2014 21:32:54
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The household of the Sierra Leonean paramount chief, who last week caused a stir by opposing the transfer of Ebola patients to his district, has been hit by the deadly virus. Full text...

  • Congo: Govt. launches Ebola sensitization campaign
    01 september 2014 12:33:05
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Congolese government has launched a nationwide sensitization campaign against the deadly Ebola disease, together with the World Health Organization (WHO). Full text...

  • Nigeria: Health officials meet amid fresh Ebola worries
    01 september 2014 08:57:14
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal and state health officials were due to meet Monday (1Sept) in the capital city of Abuja to review the situation, preparedness by states and ascertain their compliance with the recommendations from the last meeting on Ebola outbreak in the country, the private Punch newspaper reported Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria:Wife of Ebola victim tests positive to virus
    31 august 2014 18:16:02
    Port Harcourt (PANA) - The wife of the medical doctor who became the sixth person to die of Ebola in Nigeria has tested positive to the disease, according to Dr. Sampson Parker, Commissioner for Health in southern Rivers state. Full text...

  • Guinea: Medical Doctor dies from Ebola in Guinea
    31 august 2014 15:54:59
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - A medical doctor working at the Donka National Hospital in the Guinean capital, Conakry, has died of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO gives necessary support to Senegal to fight Ebola
    31 august 2014 10:19:30
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has assured it will meet Senegal's urgent need for epidemiological support, personal protective equipment, and hygiene kits, after the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) spread to the country. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana accepts UN request to be logistics base in Ebola fight
    30 august 2014 12:08:28
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Mahama has agreed to a request from the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to use the country as the logistics base for the international fight against Ebola in West Africa, according to an official statement issued by the presidency in Accra on Saturday. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Health and Sanitation minister sacked over Ebola response
    29 august 2014 23:00:34
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Sierra Leonean President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has sacked Minister of Health and Sanitation Madam Miatta Kargbo as he seeks to step up the response to the deadly Ebola Virus Disease that has killed at least 422 people in the country. Full text...

  • UN: Six countries on Ebola risk alert - WHO
    29 august 2014 21:27:52
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified six countries, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, and Senegal, at risk for the spread of the Ebola virus disease, saying that it is working with them to ensure that full surveillance, preparedness and response plans are in place. Full text...

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