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  • DEVELOPING STORY: First Ebola death recorded outside Lagos
    28 august 2014 10:14:33
    Port Harcourt, Nigeria (PANA) - The first case of Ebola death outside Nigeria's commercial capital city of Lagos has been recorded in Port Harcourt, capital of southern Rivers State, authorities have announced. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Committee set up on Ebola
    28 august 2014 09:26:29
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The National Security Council of Cote d'Ivoire has set up a health watch committee to monitor the implementation of preventive measures against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) currently ravaging parts of West Africa, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • DR Congo: Ebola outbreak kills 13
    28 august 2014 08:49:53
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - An outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 13 lives from 24 cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed. Full text...

  • UN: WHO organises workshop to boost Africa’s defences against Ebola
    27 august 2014 22:53:34
    New York, US (PANA) - A three-day workshop organized by the United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) aimed at strengthening Africa’s defences against the Ebola outbreak is underway with health experts from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, a WHO statement said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Jonathan condemns stigmatisation of some Nigerians over Ebola
    27 august 2014 19:16:42
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday condemned the stigmatisation of Nigerians by some countries over recent cases of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country. Full text...

  • UN: WHO says tackling climate change, improves people's health
    27 august 2014 19:09:19
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday said that taking Full text...

  • South Africa: Expert tries to find balance between traditional, modern medicine
    27 august 2014 13:37:45
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African health expert, Dr. Avron Urison, says the issue of traditional medicine versus modern medicine requires attention, as it is significant to improving the available healthcare choices - particularly with regards to HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO calls for stronger action on climate-related health risks
    27 august 2014 09:20:19
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Previously unrecognised health benefits could be realised from fast action to reduce climate change and its consequences, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt. decries social media misinformation on Ebola
    27 august 2014 00:01:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Authorities in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos, where the first case of Ebola Virus Disease(EVD) in Nigeria was recorded after an infected Liberian 'imported' it, has decried the misinformation being peddled on the social media about the disease. Full text...

  • UN: WHO calls for regulation of 'e-cigarettes', curbs on advertising, sales to minors
    26 august 2014 21:34:35
    New York, US (PANA) - A new UN World Health Organization (WHO) report on Tuesday said electronic cigarettes, known as e-cigarettes, represent an "evolving frontier filled with promise and threat for tobacco control", urging regulations to impede their promotion to non-smokers and young people. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Govt. angered at lack of help from UK over Ebola
    26 august 2014 21:34:19
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The Sierra Leonean Government has expressed disappointment over the UK's response to the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO moves to protect its health workers in S/Leone from Ebola
    26 august 2014 19:40:44
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has temporarily pulled back its health workers from the Kailahun post in Sierra Leone to the capital, Freetown, after the announcement over the weekend that one of its health workers was infected with Ebola virus. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Only one Ebola case is still under treatment in Nigeria
    26 august 2014 17:12:54
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria Tuesday announced that only one person is being held for treatment of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country, signifying that its containment fight against the disease has paid off. Full text...

  • Tanzania: EAC member states take measures to avert Ebola threat
    26 august 2014 08:23:44
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - East African Community (EAC) partner states have collectively agreed to take immediate as well as short- and long-term health measures to address the threat of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the region, which include entry screening of all persons from the high risk countries of West Africa. Full text...

  • US: UN says flight restrictions hamper ability to battle Ebola
    25 august 2014 21:48:44
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Monday cautioned against flight restrictions into and out of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, saying such limitations were preventing the transport of critically-needed health workers and supplies, as well as contributing to economic and diplomatic isolation of the region. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Federal Ministry of Health revises its Ebola virus figure to 13
    25 august 2014 18:49:02
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria said on Monday that one of the three persons currently under treatment for the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is due for imminent discharge. Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO promises 'best care possible' for Ebola-infected health worker
    25 august 2014 10:07:01
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has promised to give the 'best care possible' to an international health worker who is deployed for the Organization in Sierra Leone, who has contracted Ebola. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF supports Liberia to fight Ebola outbreak
    24 august 2014 15:12:51
    New York, US (PANA) - As part of the overall UN push to assist West Africa in battling the worst Full text...

  • DR Congo: Unknown disease kills 65 in DRC
    23 august 2014 15:47:11
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - An unknown disease has killed 65 people, including four nurses, in Boende in the North-west of DR Congo, Minister of Health Félix Kabange Numbi said on Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ebola cases top 1,000 in Liberia
    23 august 2014 14:46:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The cases of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia have topped the 1,000 mark, with the World Health Organization (WHO) announcing in its latest update on the disease that Liberia has 1,082 cases. Full text...

  • Mauritius: International conference on cardiovascular diseases, diabetes opens Monday
    23 august 2014 14:28:40
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Experts from the UK, US, Sweden and India will gather in Mauritius Monday for a one-day international conference on cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: MPs join Ebola sensitisation
    23 august 2014 13:24:31
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian Members of Parliament (MPs) have initiated an awareness campaign on the Ebola Virus Disease that has hit the four West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, PANA reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana to host Ebola meetings
    23 august 2014 10:20:28
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana is to host a series of meetings under the auspices of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to have a common approach to the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that has been ravaging the sub-region. Full text...

  • US: UN vows to radically scale up Ebola fight
    22 august 2014 22:05:37
    New York, US (PANA) - Dr. David Nabarro, Senior UN System Coordinator for Ebola, who was appointed by the UN Secretary-General to establish how best the UN can support affected communities, on Friday wrapped up the first leg of his visit to all Ebola-effected countries in West Africa. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria records two new cases of Ebola
    22 august 2014 13:20:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has recorded two new cases of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), bringing the total number of cases so far recorded in the country to 14, according to Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu. Full text...

  • Botswana: Foreign prisoners win ARV court case in Botswana
    22 august 2014 10:54:16
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - A court in Botswana Friday ordered the government to provide anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment to imprisoned foreigners in the country living with HIV, at state expense. Full text...

  • UN: WHO chief appeals for int'l assistance for Ebola affected countries
    21 august 2014 22:13:22
    New York, US (PANA) - The Director-General of the UN World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Margaret Chan, on Thursday appealed for "massive, coordinated and targeted assistance" in the months ahead for the Ebola affected countries, to help them overcome the challenges they are facing. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU to deploy military medical staff to combat Ebola in West Africa
    21 august 2014 20:11:00
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has approved the deployment of a military force known as the AU Support to Ebola Outbreak (Operation ASEOWA) to combat the disease outbreak in the West African region, officials said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Congo: Govt takes measures to shut out Ebola
    21 august 2014 11:57:37
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese government has taken measures to control cross-border movements in order to combat the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which has affected four West African countries, Departmental Director of Health in Brazzaville Dominique Obissi announced Thursday. Full text...

  • Botswana: Opposition calls for active surveillance on Ebola
    21 august 2014 11:32:05
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The opposition Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has called on the government to initiate an active surveillance system for the Ebola Virus Disease which has hit parts of west Africa. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Ebola cases, deaths continue to rise
    21 august 2014 10:03:40
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The number of cases and deaths from the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that broke out in Guinea in Dec. 2013 and has now spread to three other countries in the West African region has continued to rise, hitting 2,473 and 1,350 respectively as at 18 Aug., according to the latest update released by the World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: African pathologists discuss role of laboratory services in quality health care
    21 august 2014 09:10:33
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The presently inadequate number of pathologists in the East, Central and Southern Africa region should not deter efforts to institute quality assurance measures for improving the profession and laboratory services that go with quality health care, according to Zanzibar President Ali Mohamed Shein. Full text...

  • 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...

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