Sat,21Oct2017

Health

Business leaders in Africa pledge millions in Ebola fund

This first wave of pledges will go towards logistical support. Photo©ReutersBusiness leaders across Africa have committed more than $28.5 million to an initial emergency fund towards Africa's Ebola response in the three affected West African countries Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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Nigeria: 150 000 child deaths blamed on poor sanitation

File Photo©ReutersPoor sanitation in Nigerian communities has been blamed for the death of over 150,000 children each year.

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Five inconvenient truths that Ebola reveals

The Nigerian pastor T.B. Joshua is reported to have sent 4,000 bottles of his patented holy anointed water to Sierra LeoneWe must turn this Ebola crisis into an opportunity to answer some hard questions about our societies and our healthcare systems, writes Chikwe Ihekweazu, a Nigerian infectious disease epidemiologist.

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Liberia: Ebola threatens statehood success, post-civil war

WHO head, Margaret Chan said she has never seen an infectious disease contribute so strongly to potential state failure. Photo©ReutersAfter surviving two bouts of lengthy civil wars, Liberia may fail as a state under the Ebola epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.

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Ebola: Dithering, then cash and action

Photo©DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFPThe sense of international crisis and impending doom caught up with the spread of the Ebola virus in mid-September.

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More cases of Ebola spreading in Europe "unavoidable", WHO says

More cases of the deadly Ebola virus will almost inevitably spread in Europe but the continent is well prepared to control the disease, the World Health Organisation's (WHO) regional director said on Tuesday.

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