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UN bungles response to Africa’s yellow fever outbreak

UN bungles response to Africa’s yellow fever outbreak

Aug 05, – This lack of oversight and mismanagement has undermined control of the outbreak in Central Africa, the worst yellow fever epidemic in decades, an Associated Press investigation has found. The World Health Organization and its partners shipped more than 6 million yellow fever vaccines to Angola in February to quash an emerging epidemic, […]

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Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7373, over 19000 infections

Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7373, over 19000 infections

Dec 21, – The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The latest data, posted overnight on the WHO website, reflected nearly 500 new deaths from the worst ever outbreak of the […]

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Ebola centres overflow as Sierra Leone steps up fight

Ebola centres overflow as Sierra Leone steps up fight

Dec 18, – Ebola centres in Sierra Leone overflowed on Wednesday as health workers combed the streets of the capital Freetown for patients, after the government launched a major operation to contain the epidemic in West Africa’s worst-hit country. President Ernest Bai Koroma said on national television that travel between all parts of the country […]

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World ‘losing battle’ to contain Ebola, MSF warns response ‘lethally inadequate’

World ‘losing battle’ to contain Ebola, MSF warns response ‘lethally inadequate’

Aug 03, – International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said the world was “losing the battle” to contain Ebola as the United Nations warned of severe food shortages in the hardest-hit countries. MSF told a UN briefing in New York that world leaders were failing to address the epidemic and called for an urgent global […]

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Saudi suspends labour visas for nations worst-hit by Ebola

Saudi suspends labour visas for nations worst-hit by Ebola

Sep 01, – The “preventive measure” is based on “directives from the foreign and health ministries to avoid” the spread of Ebola to the kingdom, the official news agency SPA reported. Saudi Arabia has stopped granting visas to workers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries worst-hit by the deadly Ebola virus, the labour […]

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UN envoy says flight bans hindering war on Ebola

UN envoy says flight bans hindering war on Ebola

Aug 25, – David Nabarro, a British physician the United Nations has appointed to coordinate the global response to the crisis, was in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown for the fifth day of a tour of the region. The UN’s new pointman on Ebola said Monday the fight against the epidemic was a “war” which could […]

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