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A Congolese health worker administers ebola vaccine to a child at the Himbi Health Centre in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 17, 2019. Olivia Acland | Reuters

Congo declares end to 12th Ebola outbreak

The Democratic Republic of the Congo on Monday declared an end to its 12th Ebola outbreak. The Health Ministry in the vast central African nation...
Covid China Holds Discussions With African Ambassadors Over Fallout

Sierra Leone-China economic and cultural ties deepened over past 50 years

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The economic and cultural ties between Sierra Leone and China have further deepened over the past 50 years, a senior Sierra Leonean official said...
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UN teams, partners move to contain Ebola outbreak in DRC amd Guinea

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Teams from the United Nations and humanitarian partners are in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and southeast Guinea to...
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Africa CDC to deploy emergency response team in Guinea amid new Ebola outbreak

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) will deploy an advance emergency response support team of experts in Guinea to help...
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Mutual trust between China and Sierra Leone elevated in COVID-19 fight

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The mutual trust between China and Sierra Leone has been further consolidated and elevated in the two countries' cooperative fight against the COVID-19 epidemic,...
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COVID-19 pandemic: Canada supports women’s rights organizations in Ghana

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Canada has announced additional funding for its ongoing Women’s Voice and Leadership project in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 500,000 Canadian dollar increase,...
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WHO announces Ebola outbreak in DRC still international emergency

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Wednesday that the Ebola outbreak which started in August 2018 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) still...
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Ebola outbreak in DRC to be re-assessed after encouraged progress

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The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee for Ebola virus disease will meet to assess whether the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo...
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WHO Seeks International Assistance as DR Congo’s Ebola Cases Hits 1000

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday called for urgent global support to deal with the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the...
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Sierra Leone heightens Ebola alert at border

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In the wake of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone's health ministry said Tuesday the country has heightened...
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WMA Demands Extensive Response to New Ebola Outbreak

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The World Medical Association (WMA) has echoed the call from the World Health Organisation for a vigorous response to the latest Ebola outbreak in...
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DR Congo: New Urban Cases of Ebola Outbreaks Discovered

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The Ebola outbreak of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has entered a "new phase" following the first reported case of the deadly...
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WHO Sounds Alarm Over DR Congo Ebola Outbreak

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The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Saturday that stopping the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) will be...
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DRC Ebola Outbreak: Ethiopia on high alert

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The Ethiopian government said Saturday that it is on high alert to counter the Ebola virus disease following an outbreak in the Democratic Republic...
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Nigeria puts in place measures to combat possible Ebola outbreak

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Nigeria has never stopped the screening of inbound passengers at the airports since an Ebola outbreak in 2014 after an American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, brought...
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Ghana On High Alert Over DRC’s Ebola Outbreak

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Ghana is on high alert following the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a senior official...
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African countries on alert over DR Congo Ebola outbreak

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African countries, including Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, have heightened surveillance measures at borders following an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in...
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Africa Won’t Be Defenceless Against Ebola Outbreak – WHO

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An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea. The vaccine is the first to prevent infection...

MSF Ending Ebola Care Project In West Africa Soon

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The Ebola outbreak that swept across West Africa infected more than 28,700 people and killed more than 11,300 men, women and children. Whole families...
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Prime Minister Abe Joins Universal Health Coverage Event

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1. On Friday, August 26, commencing at 4:55 p.m. (local time; 10:55 p.m., Japan time) for approximately 15 minutes, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is...
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Nigeria Starts Seed Exports To Ebola Beset Nations

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NiSome of the countries are Guinea, Sierra Leone among others, recently declared safe by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The supply is being embarked upon...
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More than 5,000 pregnant school girls reabsorbed in Sierra Leone

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"All the girls have been properly placed now, and by their performance, I am pleased to report that it has been outstanding and over...
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British think tank calls for a new approach in dealing with Zika

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Unlike Ebola, Zika does not spread from person to person, has a low mortality, and does not kill healthcare workers, therefore it warrants a...
Over 10,000 lives have been lost to the Ebola viral disease

Guinea Is Now Ebola Free Country

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A statement issued by the WHO and copied to the Ghana News Agency said 42 days had passed since the last person confirmed to...

Ghana ranked 19th busiest airport in Africa

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In the same year, Ghana recorded a cargo throughput of 54,383, registering a position of seventh in Africa by the Airports Council International. Mr. Tony...
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Worst hit Ebola African countries make remarkable recovery

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Director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan on Thursday hailed " dramatic progress" the Ebola-stricken West African countries have made in the...

A far more bigger epidemic awaits us – Bill Gates

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Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said Thursday the world must learn from the tragic Ebola outbreak and be prepared for an epidemic of a far...
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Repatriation of Cote d’Ivoire refugees hampered by Ebola outbreak in Liberia

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Ebola outbreak in Liberia has stalled efforts to repatriate Cote d'Ivoire refugees who had fled to this neighbouring country, resident representative of the UN...
Ebola patients can lose five to 10 litres of fluid a day through vomiting and diarrhoea

Chinese tetrandrine herb effective in treating Ebola

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Tetrandrine, a compound common in Chinese traditional medicine, has been found effective in treating the deadly Ebola virus disease in mice, U.S. and German...
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West Africa Ebola Test Made Simple Developed

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U.S. researchers said Tuesday they have developed a simple paper strip test that can diagnose Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers such as yellow...