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  • Mauritania: Japan grants Mauritania US$1.2 million for maternal and child health
    16 september 2014 20:56:31
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Japanese government has given Mauritania US$1.2 million to finance a project related to obstetric and neonatal health. Full text...

  • Congo: CEMAC experts meet on Ebola
    16 september 2014 20:33:03
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Experts from member countries of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) on Tuesday began a meeting in Brazzaville to study a prevention and preparation plan to respond to the deadly Ebola disease in the sub-region which they will submit on Thursday to the Health ministers. Full text...

  • US: UN needs US$1 billion to combat Ebola outbreak
    16 september 2014 19:57:56
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN said on Tuesday that it would need nearly US$1 billion for an exceptional and international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Full text...

  • US: UNICEF says one million babies die on first day of life from preventable causes
    16 september 2014 19:06:32
    New York, US (PANA) - Though child survival rates have increased dramatically since 1990, one million babies each year do not see their second day of life, many succumbing to complications during labour and delivery that could be easily prevented, according to a report released here Tuesday by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). Full text...

  • US: American govt scales up Ebola response in West Africa
    16 september 2014 15:13:15
    New York,US (PANA) - The US government says it is leveraging on the unique capabilities Full text...

  • US: Security Council holds emergency meeting on Ebola Thursday
    16 september 2014 07:43:23
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting in New York on Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana sends relief assistance to three Ebola-affected countries
    15 september 2014 22:13:46
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana is sending about 100 tons of humanitarian food relief items to three Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, an official statement said in Accra on Monday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU deploys mission against Ebola
    15 september 2014 15:17:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - An African Union (AU)-led effort to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is gaining momentum with Monday’s gathering of 30 health specialists due to leave for Liberia, officials said. Full text...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 will support Liberia, neighbours against Ebola outbreak
    11 september 2014 22:36:16
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Herve Ladsous, says the UN will continue to stand by Liberia and its neighbours currently battling an "unprecedented" Ebola outbreak. 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...

  • Tanzania:Africa's poor miss out on World Bank's billion-dollar private sector health initiative
    10 september 2014 09:41:39
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - A billion-dollar flagship scheme to support private sector-led health care in Africa is bypassing poor people and concentrating instead on high-end urban hospitals catering mainly for the rich, according to Oxfam's analysis published Wednesday. 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: Int'l NGO tasks African countries on health research, innovation
    09 september 2014 17:45:10
    New York, US (PANA) - The Geneva-based Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) on Tuesday called on African countries to step up to the "research and innovation table" by developing their own capacity, build funding lines for health research and innovation, and begin regional and international collaboration on the basis of their own priorities. 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...

  • Congo: Global Fund grants Congo US$3m
    09 september 2014 12:23:22
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Global Fund for AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria has given Congo US$3.6 million to finance HIV intervention activities in six departments of the country, according to an official statement. Full text...

  • Tunisia: 'Noncommunicable diseases cause 49,000 deaths per year in Tunisia'
    09 september 2014 00:05:00
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) cause more than 49,000 deaths per year in Tunisia, the Regional Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Middle East, Alaa Alwan, said at a recent seminar in Tunis. 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: Govt pledges to assist ECOWAS nations in fighting Ebola
    04 september 2014 18:08:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria on Thursday pledged to share the expertise it has garnered in managing the Ebola Virus Disease with other West African countries that are currently struggling with containment of the dreaded disease. Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO calls for coordinated action to reduce suicides worldwide
    04 september 2014 14:13:41
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a coordinated action to reduce suicides worldwide, with more than 800,000 people dying by suicide every year - around one person every 40 seconds. 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...

  • 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...

  • Kenya: Obama assures West Africa of US support in Ebola fight
    03 september 2014 07:57:13
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - President Barack Obama has assured West African countries battling an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease of the US Government's support in stopping the spread of the virus. 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...

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