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  • Tunisia: Health ministry confirms measures to deal with Ebola virus
    20 august 2014 19:22:51
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisian Health Minister Mohamed Salah Ben Amaar confirmed Wednesday that all necessary measures have been taken to deal with the Ebola Virus Disease in case it is detected in this North African country, Full text...

  • Benin: Catholic Church takes action against EVD
    20 august 2014 17:19:12
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – The Catholic Church in Benin on Wednesday announced measures it has taken to prevent the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) during celebration of the sacrament of Communion, particularly at Dassa where thousands of people from allover the world go on pilgrimage every year. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: I struggled against death, it gave up - Ebola survivor says on Humanitarian Day
    20 august 2014 12:19:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Saa Sabas contracted the Ebola virus while caring for his sick father in Southern Guinea, but his miraculous survival following early treatment of the symptoms of the disease has made him a global hero of sorts. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Senior doctor dies from Ebola
    19 august 2014 23:19:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A senior Nigerian doctor who was infected with the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) after treating an infected Liberian at a private hospital in the commercial city of Lagos last month has died of the disease, Nigerian health authorities announced in Lagos on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: WHO reports encouraging signs in Nigeria, Guinea on Ebola infection
    19 august 2014 19:52:55
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said the trends Full text...

  • Belgium: Malaria takes Guinean boy to isolation for fear of Ebola in Belgium
    19 august 2014 16:59:13
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – A 13-year-old Guinean boy, who arrived in Belgium last week from Conakry, has been quarantined at Père Damien à Ostende University Hospital to check if he has been exposed to the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, hospital sources said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunis takes measures to prevent Ebola virus
    19 august 2014 15:10:04
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Although the Ebola disease has not yet been recorded in Tunisia since it was first declared in 1976, the Tunisian government has taken a series of measures to prevent an outbreak in the country, according to health officials. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Health authorities formulate plan to respond to EVD
    19 august 2014 14:37:40
    Souillac, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius Health Minister Lormus Bundhoo Tuesday presented the National Preparedness Plan to enable health authorities and the population face any eventuality associated with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) . Full text...

  • Rwanda: Severe famine looms in countries affected by Ebola in West Africa, says WHO
    19 august 2014 11:51:48
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – At least some 113 new cases of the deadly Ebola disease have been reported over the last two days in the four West African countries mostly affected by the epidemic (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria), as the isolated communities begin facing severe famine, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday in a statement obtained by PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ebola deaths in West Africa rise to 1,229 as 84 more patients die
    19 august 2014 10:56:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The number of people who have died of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa has risen to 1,229 after 84 more people died of the disease between 14 and 16 Aug. 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest update which was issued Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria winning war against Ebola as 4 more patients are discharged
    19 august 2014 10:41:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria appears to be winning the war against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), with four more persons discharged from the hospital after they were cured of the disease and only one new confirmed case recorded since the last update by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 13 Aug., PANA reported from here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: No Ebola cases in Mauritania
    19 august 2014 10:14:42
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - No case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has been recorded in Mauritania, the Health Ministry said on Monday evening after the result of the tests carried out on a Liberian woman married to a Mauritanian proved negative. Full text...

  • UN: WHO requests exit screening of travellers leaving affected countries
    18 august 2014 22:42:56
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday said any persons with an illness consistent with Ebola should not be allowed to travel by air, sea or land from affected countries unless it is part of a medical evacuation. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Four more Ebola victims discharged from quarantine centre
    18 august 2014 18:35:32
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s efforts in containing the Ebola Virus Disease seem to be succeeding as four more of the Ebola victims being quarantined have been discharged. Full text...

  • NIgeria: US rules out giving Ebola experimental drug to Nigeria
    18 august 2014 18:15:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The US government Monday ruled out giving to Nigeria the Ebola Virus Disease experimental drug Zmapp as it has not yet been tested in humans for safety or effectiveness. Full text...

  • Nigeria: WHO moves to reduce effect of Ebola on travel, tourism
    18 august 2014 14:39:24
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - In order to support the global efforts to contain the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which has hit four West African nations and provide a coordinated international response for the travel and tourism sector, the World Health Organization (WHO) has partnered with other agencies to activate a Travel and Transport Task Force. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: African states worry over Ebola-fueled public health meltdown
    18 august 2014 14:10:20
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African diplomats have asked the African Union (AU) to warn against trade restrictions slapped as a result of the Ebola outbreak and halt the meltdown of public health systems. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Govt. suspends all socio-education activities because of Ebola
    18 august 2014 13:52:04
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The Burkinabe government on Monday issued a communiqué suspending the organization of socio-educational activities outside the country because of the deadly Ebola disease which is ravaging West Africa. Full text...

  • South Africa: Ebola scare as South African is tested for virus
    18 august 2014 11:58:32
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - A 37-year-old South African who recently returned from Liberia has been admitted to hospital amid concerns that he may have contracted the Ebola virus. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: US to deploy 100 medical personnel to fight Ebola in West Africa
    18 august 2014 11:53:43
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The US is to deploy 25 doctors and 75 nurses to assist the four West African states that have been hit by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), according to Reuben Brigety, US envoy to the African Union (AU). Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO calls for protection for health workers
    18 august 2014 09:36:31
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for an end to the targeting of health workers in conflicts and other humanitarian crises, which represent a breach of the fundamental right to health, as major emergencies around the globe increase in scale, complexity and frequency. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria records first Ebola survivor
    17 august 2014 10:16:14
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A medical doctor who contracted the Ebola virus after treating Liberian Patrick Sawyer, who brought the virus to Nigeria, has fully recovered from the disease and discharged from the hospital, the local media reported Sunday, quoting a Nigerian government official. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya slaps travel ban on Ebola-hit West Africa, Nigeria exempt 
    16 august 2014 18:39:27
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan authorities have banned passengers from Ebola-affected West African states, except Nigeria, from entering the country hours after five cases of suspected Ebola infection were reported at local hospitals, health minister James Macharia announced here Saturday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AU, WHO, OCHA officials meet in Addis Ababa over Ebola
    16 august 2014 18:00:13
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – A meeting to share information on the deadly Ebola disease that broke out in West Africa will be held Monday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, at the initiative of the department for social affairs at the African Union Commission, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Full text...

  • Belgium: EU seriously worried over spread of Ebola in West Africa
    16 august 2014 16:37:36
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) says it is “strongly concerned” about the spread of the deadly Ebola disease in “several West African countries among which are Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria", and offered condolences from EU member States to populations affected by the disease, official sources said here. Full text...

  • Mali: Mali gets mobile clinic for family planning
    16 august 2014 16:21:13
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian minister of Health and Public hygiene, Ousmane Koné, on Saturday inaugurated a mobile clinic, donated by Canada to the Malian association of family protection and promotion (AMPPF), sources close to the Malian ministry of Health and Public hygiene told PANA. Full text...

  • UN: WHO says Ebola cases, deaths vastly underestimated
    15 august 2014 19:47:15
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Health Organisation (WHO), says health workers at Ebola Full text...

  • Belgium: EU foreign affairs ministers meeting adds Ebola on agenda
    15 august 2014 18:23:37
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – European Union foreign affairs ministers meeting Friday in Brussels to discuss emergency situations, mainly in Ukraine and Iraq, had an extra agenda on the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, following Wednesday's death in Spain of a priest-doctor who contracted the virus in Liberia. Full text...

  • Benin: Benin govt needs 1.7 billion FCFA to respond to Ebola
    15 august 2014 17:30:14
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – Cash-strapped Benin is looking for 1.72 billion FCFA for containing the Ebola virus in case of an outbreak in the West African country, Health Minister Dorothée Akoko Kindé-Gazard said Friday. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Equatorial Guinea closes border with Cameroon over Ebola
    15 august 2014 17:06:03
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) – Equatorial Guinea has unilaterally closed its border with Cameroon apparently to avert the threat of the Ebola Virus Disease, PANA reported from here Friday quoting Cameroonian border authorities. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian doctors protest sack by government
    15 august 2014 16:44:18
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian doctors under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) Friday converged in Nigeria’s capital Abuja to protest the suspension of the nation's residency programme. Full text...

  • US: American govt. working with Liberia, Sierra Leone to check Ebola outbreak
    15 august 2014 14:14:29
    New York, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama has expressed the commitment of the American government to work with Liberia, Sierra Leone and other international partners to contain the Ebola outbreak in both countries and in the West African sub-region. Full text...

  • Switzerland: No new case of Ebola in Nigeria - WHO
    15 august 2014 11:29:39
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Nigeria, one of the four West African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak, has not recorded any new case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country, following the importation of a case by a Liberian traveller last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: 2nd doctor dies of Ebola
    15 august 2014 10:46:22
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - A second medical doctor in Sierra Leone has died of the Ebola Viral Disease that is ravaging the West African nation and three other countries in the sub-region, PANA reported Friday. Full text...

  • UN: WHO allays fears on Ebola infection on air travel
    14 august 2014 19:22:36
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) Thursday allayed fears amid reports that airlines are suspending flights over the Ebola outbreak by sending out social media messages with assurances that "unlike infections like influenza and tuberculosis, Ebola is not airborne." Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana warns citizens not to travel to Ebola affected countries
    14 august 2014 18:04:07
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Ghana government on Thursday warned its citizens not to travel to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, which are the main countries in West Africa that have been affected by the dreaded Ebola disease. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Families of Ebola victims seek international assistance
    14 august 2014 15:11:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The families of the seven confirmed Nigerian victims of Ebola, who are still alive and receiving treatment, have called for international medical assistance to ensure that the patients get good treatment that will make them to beat the disease. Full text...

  • Ghana: President Mahama orders release of more money to fight Ebola
    14 august 2014 11:32:33
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama has ordered the release of 6 million Ghana cedis (about US$2 million) to fight the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD). Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: 'US$25m needed to fight Ebola'
    14 august 2014 09:21:48
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has said his government needs US$25 million to implement its strategy and planned activities to be able to stop the Ebola Virus Disease that has now killed 334 people from 783 cases in the country alone. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Burkinabe, Ivorian govts tighten border control, ban food imports to curb Ebola
    14 august 2014 07:50:21
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Burkina Faso has signed an agreement with Cote d' Ivoire to strengthen border monitoring in order to prevent the spread of Ebola from their West African neighbours, a Burkinabe diplomat said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN: WHO says 1m people affected by Ebola outbreak
    14 august 2014 07:39:31
    New York US (PANA) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said more than one million people are affected by the Ebola outbreak based in the so-called "hot zone of disease transmission" on the borders of the three countries most impacted by the disease. Full text...

  • Mali: Government tightens preventive measures against Ebola disease
    13 august 2014 19:48:32
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali has unveiled a 1.3 billion CFAF contingency plan for prevention of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), after activating surveillance of the disease in several locations along the country's common border with Guinea, sources in the Malian Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene told PANA Wednesday. Full text...

  • Senegal: UNICEF starts annual review of interventions in Casamance region
    13 august 2014 19:10:20
    Ziguinchor, Senegal (PANA) – UNICEF has on Wednesday started its annual review of interventions made in the Senegalese region of Casamance, with the participation of all stakeholders in education, health, community organizations and local authorities from the region's three departments of Ziguinchor, Sedhiou and Kolda, sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian authorities record 198 Ebola Virus Disease cases, three deaths
    13 august 2014 17:39:38
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria has so far recorded a total of 198 cases of Ebola virus infections, Minister of Information, Labaran Maku said Wednesday. Full text...

  • US: American govt issues update on Ebola response
    13 august 2014 14:01:32
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government has said it is working with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other international partners to help West African governments respond to and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus "as quickly as possible". Full text...

  • Mauritania: 'No Ebola in Mauritania'
    13 august 2014 12:44:06
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - No case of the Ebola Virus Disease that is ravaging parts of West Africa has been detected in Mauritania, but medical teams have been mobilised to deal with any eventuality, the Mauritanian News Agency (AMI) reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU welcomes experimental Ebola drug, insists on medical ethics
    13 august 2014 11:28:19
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has welcomed the release of the experimental Ebola drug, ZMAPP, but insists that patient consent and the side-effects should be considered in offering the drugs in a continent where advanced medical services are still amongst the world’s weakest. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Pres. Koroma 'disappointed' over international response to Ebola
    12 august 2014 22:59:40
    Freetown, Sierra Leone PANA) - With his country badly hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone has expressed his disappointment at the the slow response of the international community to the fight against the disease in the country. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Cameroon acquires cameras, laser thermometers against Ebola
    12 august 2014 22:26:42
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroonian Minister of Public Health, Mr. André Mama Fouda, announced on Tuesday that the country has acquired cameras and laser thermometers as part of measures to check the spread of the Ebola virus. Full text...

  • Mauritius: UNAIDS calls for less discrimination against people living with HIV
    12 august 2014 22:11:48
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – UNAIDS adviser in human rights and laws in Africa, Béchir Ndaw, says the restriction imposed to foreigners living with the HIV virus is a discriminatory practice. Full text...

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