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First Ebola treatment trials to start in west Africa

2014-11-13 18:50

Global aid agency MSF says it would begin unprecedented trials within a month on Ebola drugs and blood from survivors using patients in west Africa.

Monsters in suits: Ebola's traumatic effect on children

2014-10-28 07:21

At least 5 000 children in Guinea have been directly affected by Ebola, which as orphaned about 1 000 of them. The deadly virus that prohibits human touch has traumatised them on a psycho-social as well as medical level.

MSF fêtes '1000th Ebola survivor'

2014-10-21 22:46

Medical charity MSF, at the forefront of the fight against Ebola in west Africa, says it has saved the 1000th patient.

Zim: Funding constraints 'hold back speedy diagnosis'

2014-10-16 10:33

Health authorities in Zimbabwe say funding constraints are holding back the speedy diagnosis of Ebola after it took more than a week to get results from samples sent to SA for testing.

I felt like I was doing MacGyver medicine - MSF doctor

2014-10-14 16:10

Lack of equipment in Ebola-stricken countries has forced doctors to improvise as they try to administer much needed healthcare, Medicines Sans Frontieres staff says.

Ebola to cost MSF nearly $60m this year

2014-10-13 20:37

Doctors without Borders have warned that there are still “critical gaps” in the response to the Ebola outbreak, which it expects to cost the group $59m this year.

Ebola could become next Aids, US warns

2014-10-10 09:16

A top US health official has urged swift action to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from becoming the next Aids epidemic.

Ebola exposes Liberia's health problems

2014-10-05 19:58

The spread of the Ebola virus from Africa to the US has exposed the multiple failings of the Liberian government, including its poor healthcare.

Sierra Leone launches controversial Ebola shutdown

2014-09-19 09:17

Sierra Leon has launched a controversial three-day shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the Ebola virus, as the UN Security Council declared the deadly outbreak a threat to world peace.

Obama: Ebola crisis 'spiralling out of control'

2014-09-17 07:47

President Barack Obama has issued a global call to action to fight West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, warning the deadly outbreak is unprecedented and "spiralling out of control".

Nearly $1bn needed now to stop Ebola

2014-09-16 19:27

Nearly $1bn is needed now to stop Ebola and cases could double every 3 weeks from around 5 000 now.

SA woman has key role in Ebola battle

2014-09-05 12:08

A KwaZulu-Natal woman working for MSF has a key role in co-ordinating the two main players in Sierra Leone’s war on Ebola.

VIDEO: 'Hungry' Liberia Ebola patient flees quarantine

2014-09-03 13:05

An Ebola patient in Liberia escaped from an Ebola quarantine in Monrovia and sent people fleeing as he walked through a market in search of food. Watch the video.

Ebola kills 31 in DRC, says WHO

2014-09-02 14:34

An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the DRC has killed 31 people and the epidemic remains contained in a remote north-western region, the WHO says.

MSF: Global Ebola response chaotic, inadequate

2014-08-28 05:00

Medecins Sans Frontieres has warned that the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is chaotic and entirely inadequate.

Last Ebola-free region of Liberia falls to virus

2014-08-23 10:30

Every region of Liberia has now been hit by Ebola, officials say, as the World Health Organisation warns the fight against the worst-ever outbreak of the killer disease would take months.

Lack of leadership hurts Ebola fight in West Africa - MSF

2014-08-22 07:41

Efforts to curb the deadly Ebola epidemic that swept across four West African states are being undermined by a lack of leadership and emergency management skills, MSF says.

Health workers make ultimate sacrifice to battle Ebola

2014-08-15 13:24

Sierra Leone's chief medical officer has told parliament about the difficulties health workers are facing in fighting Ebola, saying there is hostility towards them.

Sierra Leone, Liberia deploy troops for Ebola

2014-08-04 21:36

Troops have been deployed in Sierra Leone and Liberia to fight the worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

Sierra Leone president visits Ebola epicentre

2014-07-29 11:12

Sierra Leone's president has visited the epicentre of an Ebola outbreak as West African leaders stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

Emaciated children in looming South Sudan famine

2014-07-22 05:00

A surge in the number of emaciated children arriving at a feeding centre in Leer, a muddy rebel-held town in South Sudan, points to the world's newest nation is on the brink of famine.

Central African Republic death toll higher

2014-07-16 21:59

Fighting in Central African Republic may have claimed more lives than previously thought.

 

Liberia lifts Ebola emergency

2014-11-13 20:32

Liberia has lifted its state of emergency, announcing huge gains in the fight with Ebola as Africa pinned its hopes on trials for a miracle drug.

Ebola cases in decline in Liberia, MSF says

2014-11-11 09:50

The number of Ebola cases in Liberia is declining for the first time, though the outbreak is far from over, the aid organisation MSF says.

Mali Ebola toddler dies, fears dozens exposed

2014-10-25 08:10

A 2-year-old girl who was Mali's first case of Ebola has died, as officials warn that dozens of people may have been exposed to the virus because she was taken across the country while ill.

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

2014-10-24 05:42

As a New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola after volunteering in West Africa, health officials face the challenge of deciding how wide a net to cast for his possible contacts in the largest, most crowded city in the US.

Home care kits highlight gaps in W Africa's Ebola response

2014-10-21 11:16

With the number of Ebola cases spiralling in West Africa, health workers fighting one of the world’s deadliest diseases are being forced to improvise.

MSF loses 9 medics to Ebola

2014-10-14 16:54

Doctors Without Borders has reported that 9 of its health workers have died of Ebola.

MSF - Doctors have to make tough decisions

2014-10-14 14:00

Medicines Sans Frontieres staff members say they have to make tough decisions while working with Ebola patients in West Africa.

Liberia bans journalists from Ebola centres

2014-10-10 19:13

Liberia says it is banning journalists from Ebola clinics, defying media rights campaigners who have warned panicked African governments against "muzzling" reporters in response to the crisis.

MSF asks where was WHO in Ebola outbreak?

2014-10-06 21:46

In the first days of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, as aid workers and health authorities battled to contain the deadly virus, Mariano Lugli asked himself a simple question: where was the World Health Organization?

French nurse cured of Ebola contracted in Liberia

2014-10-04 16:08

A French nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering for Doctors Without Borders in Liberia has been cured of the deadly virus, the French health minister says.

French nurse for MSF contracts Ebola in Liberia

2014-09-18 05:46

A French volunteer working for Medicines Sans Frontieres in Liberia has contracted Ebola, the medical charity says, adding that seven local staff members have already fallen ill from the deadly virus.

US deploys 3 000 as Ebola crisis worsens

2014-09-16 21:34

The United States will send 3 000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan, including a major deployment in Liberia.

Ebola outbreak stirs anger in fragile Liberia

2014-09-06 20:38

When a starving Ebola patient escaped from a treatment centre in Monrovia and staggered through a crowded market in search of food, bystanders voiced their anger not at him, but at Liberia's president.

World experts race to deploy experimental Ebola drugs

2014-09-05 11:46

World health experts are set to meet for the second day of urgent talks on fast-tracking experimental Ebola drugs as doctors in the worst-hit countries pleaded to be given serums.

Ebola: Wealthy nations must help, says MSF

2014-09-03 15:53

The worst ever outbreak of the Ebola virus will not be halted unless nations dispatch specialised biological disaster response teams to West Africa to stop the spread, MSF says.

World losing battle to contain Ebola: MSF

2014-09-02 18:01

International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres says the world was 'losing the battle' to contain Ebola as the United Nations warned of severe food shortages in the hardest-hit countries.

Ebola outbreak to get worse, says US official

2014-08-28 12:26

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is set to get worse, a top US public health official has reportedly said, adding the epidemic would need an “unprecedented” response to bring it under control.

MSF offers limited help in DRC Ebola outbreak

2014-08-26 19:29

Medicins Sans Frontieres, the leading organisation in fighting Ebola, can provide only limited support to tackle a new outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Senegal blocks Liberia aid flight

2014-08-22 21:34

Regional humanitarian hub Senegal has blocked a regional UN aid plane from landing and was banning all further flights to and from countries affected by Ebola.

MSF: Ebola moving faster than we can handle

2014-08-15 14:35

The Ebola crisis in west Africa is outstripping the ability of aid organisations to stem the epidemic, the head of international medical charity MSF says, likening it to a war.

West African healthcare reels as Ebola toll hits 932

2014-08-07 12:34

Health workers in West Africa have appealed for urgent help in controlling the world's worst Ebola outbreak as the death toll climbed to 932 and Liberia shuts a major hospital.

Govt: SA takes stringent measures against Ebola

2014-07-31 10:48

The South African government has taken stringent measures to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola disease in the country.

Malaria is the leading killer in CAR

2014-07-25 07:44

As a recent ceasefire deal boosts prospects for peace in Central African Republic, a key medical aid group has warned that malaria was the leading killer .

Kidnapped women, kids sex slaves in DRC

2014-07-17 05:00

Women and children are being kidnapped by armed gangs and forced to work as sex slaves in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

At least 7 million need aid in Sudan

2014-07-16 11:08

Worsening conflict in Darfur and an influx of people fleeing war in South Sudan have helped push to almost seven million the number needing aid in Sudan, the UN says.

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