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AU pledges Ebola fund

2015-01-28 19:07

The African Union plans to launch an Ebola Solidarity Fund as aid agency Oxfam warned the continent's leaders needed to keep their promises to boost healthcare.

Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantines as crisis eases

2015-01-23 14:30

Sierra Leone has lifted crippling nationwide restrictions on movement put in place at the height of the Ebola crisis, amid signs that the deadly epidemic is retreating.

SA medical team ready for Ebola fight

2015-01-21 12:18

A doctor and 10 nurses will be going to Sierra Leone to help combat Ebola after going through an intensive training programme.

Schools reopen as west Africa turns page on Ebola epidemic

2015-01-20 09:16

Children have trickled back to school in Guinea, where the Ebola epidemic broke out in December 2013, as west Africa cautiously began turning the page on the deadly outbreak.

SA nurses fearless as they face Ebola

2015-01-19 20:48

A South African nurse going to Sierra Leone to help combat the Ebola virus in West Africa says he is aware of the risks but not afraid.

UN: At least 50 Ebola hotspots remain

2015-01-16 09:23

At least 50 Ebola hotspots remain in the three hardest-hit West African countries but new cases are declining and the deadly disease will be defeated, the UN’s Ebola chief says.

Ebola health workers face life or death decision on pregnant women

2015-01-15 09:23

Health workers in west African countries faced with Ebola-related pregnancy complications are often forced to make difficult decisions due to low survival rates and poor infrastructure.

Signs that Ebola 'may be levelling off' in Sierra Leone

2015-01-08 13:54

Despite 250 new confirmed Ebola cases in Sierra Leone over the past week, the World Health Organisation believes the spread of the virus is slowing.

Signs that Ebola 'may be levelling off' in Sierra Leone

2015-01-08 10:13

Despite 250 new confirmed Ebola cases in Sierra Leone over the past week, the World Health Organisation believes the spread of the virus is slowing.

US health worker arrives in Nebraska for Ebola evaluation

2015-01-05 08:45

An American health care worker possibly exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has arrived at a hospital in Omaha for evaluation and any necessary treatment, an official says.

Italy doctor with Ebola has recovered – reports

2015-01-02 09:21

An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola in west Africa has recovered from the disease after undergoing experimental treatment, reports say.

 

Oxfam: Marshall Plan needed for Ebola-hit Africa

2015-01-27 20:54

Ebola-hit west Africa needs a multi-million dollar recovery plan similar to that of war-ravaged Europe in the 1940s, Oxfam has claimed.

Military tactics defeat Ebola

2015-01-22 05:00

A military-style operation to fight the outbreak in Sierra Leone, the worst-affected country, has helped to dramatically reduce new cases

SA medical team ready for Ebola fight

2015-01-20 00:00

A doctor and 10 nurses will be going to Sierra Leone to help combat Ebola after going through an intensive training programme.

Mali govt, UN declare country Ebola-free

2015-01-19 11:02

The Malian government and the UN have declared the country free of Ebola after 42 days without any new cases of the deadly virus.

Schools in Guinea closed amid Ebola to reopen

2015-01-16 14:51

All schools in Guinea are set to open after being closed amid the deadly Ebola outbreak, Guinea’s health minister says.

Red Cross nurse dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

2015-01-16 08:11

A nurse working for the Red Cross in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola in the eastern district of Kenema, where no new cases had been reported for 37 days, the organisation says.

China quietly toughens travel restrictions on West Africans

2015-01-12 11:23

China has been quietly toughening travel restrictions on students and businessmen travelling from Ebola-hit West Africa, as it increases support to fight the deadly disease on the ground in the region.

Ebola waning in Sierra Leone - WHO

2015-01-08 10:22

The World Health Organisation believes the spread of Ebola is slowing in Sierra Leone, despite 250 new confirmed cases of the virus.

AU: Ebola challenge will promote unity in west Africa

2015-01-07 07:31

West Africa’s Ebola epidemic could have a positive side by uniting the region’s countries in their response to the “serious challenge”, the acting head of the African Union says.

South Korean flown to Germany for Ebola treatment

2015-01-03 18:09

A member of a South Korean medical team treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has been flown to Germany after an injury with a hypodermic needle.

UN Ebola team leaders to visit West Africa

2015-01-01 14:05

The UN Ebola chief is set to take the new head of the UN’s mission to fight the deadly disease on a tour of the most affected countries in West Africa.

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