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Ebola centres overflow as Sierra Leone steps up fight

2014-12-18 17:00

Sierra Leone is experiencing an overflow of patients at designated Ebola centres as health workers go door-to-door in an attempt to track down those who are infected.

1 million facing hunger in Ebola-hit countries

2014-12-18 09:31

Border closures, quarantines and crop losses in West African nations battling the Ebola virus could lead to as many as one million people going hungry, UN food agencies say.

Ebola survivors face critical problems

2014-12-18 05:00

Two studies have found that Ebola survivors face many challenges including stigma, loss of income, lack of support and loss of possessions.

House searches for Ebola in Sierra Leone capital

2014-12-17 19:37

Ebola surveillance teams have fanned out in Sierra Leone to search every house for sick people, as the president imposed new restrictions on movement and gatherings.

Ebola - search for patients to begin

2014-12-17 12:08

Sierra Leone has placed a ban on Christmas festivities and is set to start a search campaign for Ebola patients amid a fast rise in infection rates.

Sierra Leone launches fresh house searches for Ebola

2014-12-17 11:38

Sierra Leone will start house-to-house searches for Ebola patients and impose internal travel restrictions as part of a new push to combat the epidemic, President Ernest Bai Koroma says.

Mali ends quarantines, could be Ebola-free soon

2014-12-16 19:40

Mali has released the last 13 people being monitored for Ebola from quarantine, and the country could be declared free of the virus next month if no further cases are recorded.

What's missing from Sierra Leone's Ebola response?

2014-12-15 15:05

The World Health Organisation believes that Sierra Leone's failure in fighting Ebola is a result of the fact that people are not changing behaviours with many touching bodies of the dead or keeping infected relatives close.

Sierra Leone to ban Christmas parties to reduce risk of Ebola spreading

2014-12-15 09:28

Sierra Leone has announced plans to ban Christmas and New Year's Eve parties in an attempt to reduce the spread of Ebola.

Ebola in 2015 - end of the line for a killer?

2014-12-14 14:10

After decades making brief, murderous forays from central Africa's forests, Ebola erupted into a global emergency, yet its success could spell its downfall as scientists scramble to relegate it to a footnote of medical history.

Two Ebola shots may be better than one

2014-12-13 05:05

Scientists have determined that two Ebola vaccines will probably give more protection than a single shot.

Mali reported to be Ebola-free

2014-12-12 11:08

According to a Ministry of Health spokesman, there are no more people sick with Ebola in Mali.

Two Ebola shots may be better than one

2014-12-11 17:10

Scientists have determined that two Ebola vaccines will probably give more protection than a single shot.

Sierra Leone diamond zone hit by largely hidden Ebola outbreak

2014-12-11 09:07

Health officials in Sierra Leone are concerned that a major outbreak of Ebola in a remote diamond zone where scores of bodies have piled up in a hospital.

SA medical staff sought to treat Ebola in Sierra Leone

2014-12-10 12:31

'Right to Care', a non-profit organisation that supports and delivers prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and associated diseases, is looking for healthcare professionals to work in Sierra Leone.

Two Sierra Leone doctors die of Ebola on same day

2014-12-10 12:17

Two doctors died of Ebola in Sierra Leone on Friday, a government and a hospital source said, bringing to 10 the number of doctors killed in the country by the virus.

Ebola still 'flaming' in parts of Sierra Leone, Guinea

2014-12-10 11:01

The UN's Ebola czar has hailed widespread progress in the fight against the deadly virus, but warned the outbreak is still surging in western Sierra Leone and northern Guinea.

Sierra Leonean Ebola docs strike again

2014-12-10 06:18

Sierra Leonean doctors have gone on strike for a 2nd day to demand better treatment for sick health workers.

Remarkable drop in malaria death rates

2014-12-09 11:49

Malaria deaths, which claimed the lives of over 1300 people in South Africa since 2000, have dropped by almost a half globally, says the World Health Organisation.

Recruits sought for Sierra Leone Ebola mission

2014-12-09 08:17

Healthcare workers are being recruited in SA for a mission to Sierra Leone to help with the Ebola outbreak, non-profit organisation Right Care says.

Doctors strike at main Ebola hospital in Sierra Leone

2014-12-09 06:25

Junior doctors at Sierra Leone's main hospital have gone on strike in protest at inadequate equipment to fight the Ebola epidemic ravaging the impoverished nation.

Liberian president's son wants rally ban lifted

2014-12-08 18:48

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's son, who is running for a Senate seat, has filed a lawsuit contesting her Ebola-related ban on political rallies, an official says.

Two Sierra Leone doctors die of Ebola on same day

2014-12-08 12:04

Two doctors died of Ebola in Sierra Leone on Friday, a government and a hospital source said, bringing to 10 the number of doctors killed in the country by the virus.

Cuban doctor cured of Ebola vows to return to Africa

2014-12-08 10:44

At home and cured of Ebola, a Cuban doctor vows to return to Africa.

 

Sierra Leone's top doctor dies of Ebola

2014-12-18 15:42

The fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone has suffered a blow as the country's leading doctor succumbed to the disease amid a fast rise in the rates of infection.

UN chief heads to West Africa for Ebola

2014-12-18 12:20

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is heading to West Africa to demonstrate the UN's solidarity with the countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak, and to see for himself how the world is responding.

Ebola centres overflow as Sierra Leone steps up fight

2014-12-18 08:54

Sierra Leone is experiencing an overflow of patients at designated Ebola centres as health workers go door-to-door in an attempt to track down those who are infected.

House-to-house search for Ebola patients to begin

2014-12-18 05:00

Sierra Leone has placed a ban on Christmas festivities and is set to start a search campaign for Ebola patients amid a fast rise in infection rates.

Ebola survivors face critical problems

2014-12-17 13:58

Two studies have found that Ebola survivors face many challenges including stigma, loss of income, lack of support and loss of possessions.

House-to-house search for Ebola patients to begin

2014-12-17 12:07

Sierra Leone has placed a ban on Christmas festivities and is set to start a search campaign for Ebola patients amid a fast rise in infection rates.

Ethiopian health workers arrive in Liberia to help fight Ebola

2014-12-17 11:34

97 Ethiopian doctors and nurses have arrived in Liberia to support the local government in fighting Ebola, with the aim of stamping out the outbreak by Christmas.

What's missing from Sierra Leone's Ebola response?

2014-12-15 17:05

The World Health Organisation believes that Sierra Leone's failure in fighting Ebola is a result of the fact that people are not changing behaviours with many touching bodies of the dead or keeping infected relatives close.

What's missing from Sierra Leone's Ebola response?

2014-12-15 10:10

The World Health Organisation believes that Sierra Leone's failure in fighting Ebola is a result of the fact that people are not changing behaviours with many touching bodies of the dead or keeping infected relatives close.

Liberia reschedules senate vote despite Ebola

2014-12-15 07:37

Liberia will hold delayed senatorial elections in December, the National Election Commission says, a day after the Supreme Court ruled the vote should go ahead despite the Ebola outbreak.

Ugandan Ebola expert shows African solidarity

2014-12-14 09:34

When Ebola crossed from Guinea into Liberia, launching an aggressive chain of transmission, more and more doctors have sprang into action.

Christmas cancelled

2014-12-12 20:57

Sierra Leone is banning any public Christmas celebrations as the spiralling case-load of Ebola infections continues to spread alarm.

Ebola vaccine trial halted temporarily after joint pains

2014-12-12 10:11

A clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine in Geneva, Switzerland has been temporarily paused as a precaution after several participants complained of joint pain.

Two Ebola shots may be better than one

2014-12-11 14:48

Scientists have determined that two Ebola vaccines will probably give more protection than a single shot.

Junior doctors in Sierra Leone strike over lack of Ebola care

2014-12-10 12:21

Junior doctors in Sierra Leone have embarked on a partial strike, protesting the lack of care for local medics who become infected whilst treating patients with Ebola.

Junior doctors in Sierra Leone strike over lack of Ebola care

2014-12-10 11:50

Junior doctors in Sierra Leone have embarked on a partial strike, protesting the lack of care for local medics who become infected whilst treating patients with Ebola.

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Remarkable drop in malaria death rates

2014-12-09 12:29

Malaria deaths, which claimed the lives of over 1300 people in South Africa since 2000, have dropped by almost a half globally, but Ebola threatens to reverse some gains.

Remarkable drop in malaria death rates

2014-12-09 11:47

Malaria deaths, which claimed the lives of over 1300 people in South Africa since 2000, have dropped by almost a half globally, but Ebola threatens to reverse some gains.

Sierra Leone overtakes Liberia in number of Ebola cases

2014-12-09 08:02

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 6 331 in the three worst hit countries, with Sierra Leone overtaking Liberia as the country with the highest number of cases.

Ebola: Bad data an issue

2014-12-08 22:16

As health officials struggle to contain the world's biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, their efforts are being complicated by another problem: bad data.

SA medical staff sought to treat Ebola in Sierra Leone

2014-12-08 17:20

'Right to Care', a non-profit organisation that supports and delivers prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and associated diseases, is looking for healthcare professionals to work in Sierra Leone.

Nigerian Ebola volunteers fly into Liberia and Sierra Leone

2014-12-08 11:08

175 Nigerian volunteers arrived in Liberia and Sierra Leone to aid in the fight against Ebola.

SA medical staff sought to treat Ebola in Sierra Leone

2014-12-08 10:39

'Right to Care', a non-profit organisation that supports and delivers prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and associated diseases, is looking for healthcare professionals to work in Sierra Leone.

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