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Ebola Could End By June in Liberia, Predicts Study

The Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely to be eliminated by June if the current high rate of hospitalisation and vigilance can be maintained, a new study predicted. The new model, developed by ecologists at the University of Georgia and the Pennsylvania State University, includes factors such as the location of infection and treatment, the development of hospital capacity and ...

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Cancel Outstanding Debt for Ebola-hit Countries, Urges UN

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) recommended to creditors on Monday to cancel the outstanding debt of the three West African countries worst affected by the deadly Ebola epidemic, highlighting that even if those most affected were to register zero economic growth, the impact on Africa as a continent would be minimal. “The impact of the Ebola on ...

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Ebola: WHO Achieves Goal, Treats 70 Per Cent Patients in Africa

A senior official from the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday that WHO has achieved its goal of isolating and treating 70 percent of Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea Conakry, where transmission of the viral epidemic has been reduced significantly. It has also succeeded in ensuring that 70 percent of Ebola victims are buried safely, WHO ...

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Ebola Fight: Gates Foundation Gives $5.7 Million

After World Bank has approved a grant, an aid of $5.7 million is provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation too for the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease. The foundation has decided to support efforts in Guinea and other Ebola-affected countries to scale up the production and evaluation of convalescent plasma and other convalescent blood products as ...

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Kenya’s Medical Workers Ready to Move to Ebola-Hit West Africa

Health Ministry of Kenya is all prepared to send its 700 medical workers to Ebola-hit West African countries by November last, on Friday. According to the country’s Cabinet Secretary for Health James Macharia, about 700 doctors and nurses have enrolled in a regional voluntary programme to assist Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in fighting against Ebola, Xinhua reported. Macharia told ...

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