Showing posts with label Liberia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Liberia. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Nigeria donates $3.5m to Liberia, others

The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Wednesday said Nigeria had already donated $3.5m as part of its intervention in the affected countries.

Chukwu said the sum was made up of $500,000 to each of the countries and the balance to the common ECOWAS Fund for the disease.

He also said 591 health practitioners had volunteered to join the international force that would go to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to help in the containment of the Ebola Virus Disease.

He said the volunteers registered with his ministry at three points in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ebola: Air France, British Airways ban flights to Sierra Leone, Liberia

Air France has temporarily suspended all its flights to Sierra Leone because of the current Ebola outbreak in the region. In a statement released by management of Air France today August 27th, the French government recommended the national carrier to suspend all its flight to Sierra Leone.
"Given the way the epidemic has evolved and the condition of the health systems.....the public authorities recommend to Air France that it temporarily suspend its services to Freetown" the statement read in part
Meanwhile British Airways has also suspended all its flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone till 2015. 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

PhotoNews: Touching Photos from Liberia as country battles spreading Ebola epidermic

A mother and child stand on top of a mattress in an Ebola isolation station in Liberia for suspected victims of the virus
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Liberia to give two doctors trial drug

Liberia said on Tuesday it would treat two infected doctors with the scarce experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, the first Africans to receive the treatment, while authorities in Spain said a 75-year-old priest had died of the disease, Reuters reports.
The death toll from the worst ever outbreak of the highly contagious disease has climbed to 1,013 since it was discovered in remote southeastern Guinea in March, according to the World Health Organisation.  It said ZMapp doses were very scarce, raising ethical questions of who should have priority.  Spanish authorities said a 75-year-old Spanish priest who contracted Ebola in Liberia had died. The government had announced on Sunday that Miguel Pajares, the first European infected by the strain, would also be treated with ZMapp manufactured by California-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical.

Ebola: At last US agrees to provide Liberia experimental drup, ZMapp

The Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, announced yesterday that their country will get sample doses of experimental drug, ZMapp to take care of doctors contaminated with Ebola

A record published on Mrs Sirleaf's website on Monday said the US had approved a request from Liberia to ship the medicine following a direct appeal US President Barack Obama on Friday.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Spain evacuates priest with U.S patented Ebola virus from Liberia

Spanish Government said that an air force plane was leaving Madrid on Wednesday to pick up a Spanish priest who has tested positive for the Ebola virus in Liberia.  The Spanish defence ministry said this was in line with the strict security and quarantine guidelines stipulated by the World Health Organisation.

The priest is the third foreigner to be evacuated from Liberia after an American doctor suffering from Ebola was flown to Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday.  Meanwhile, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had declared three days of fasting and prayer with which to seek God’s mercy with regards to the Ebola outbreak that has killed 263 people across the country.


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