Emergency Health Equipment Flown to Guinea Under Unicef-EU Partnership
[Unicef]Brussels/Zaragoza/Conakry -A cargo plane transporting 14 ambulance cars took off today from Zaragoza airport in Spain to Guinea Conakry, part of UNICEF's efforts to send in life-saving health equipment to the Ebola-affected country. This is the third cargo airlift funded by a â‚¬1 million contribution from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid budget.
Ebola - the Lessons From HIV
[What'sUpHIV]EMILY BASS writes:
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power Visits Liberia for High-Level Talks about the Ebola Epidemic
[U.S. Embassy Monrovia]Monrovia -U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power arrives in Monrovia, Liberia on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, as part of a tour of the three countries most affected by the Ebola epidemic, to demonstrate U.S. support for their efforts to combat the spread of the disease and to draw attention to the need for increased support from the international community.
Human Trials of Ebola Vaccines By Year's End
[Deutsche Welle]The World Health Organization has announced that two potential Ebola vaccines will be ready for human trials by December. Successful trials could lead to hundreds of thousands of available doses in 2015.
Ebola in Guinea - Finding Patient Zero
[Daily Maverick]It is true that the further you are from the Ebola crisis, the more biblically paranoid you are about the disease. Going to the heart of where Ebola is thought to have originated in West Africa - a small picturesque forest village called Meliandou in Guinea - made me realise that.
Ebola Cases Now Exceed 10,000
[allAfrica]Geneva -An overview of the current state of Ebola infections is provided by excerpts from the October 25 situation report of the World Health Organization's Ebola Response Roadmap:
FACT SHEET: The U.S. Government's Response to Ebola at Home and Abroad
[White House]At the Presidentâ€™s direction, the U.S. Government is coordinating and operationalizing a comprehensive strategy to respond to the threat of Ebola here at home, enhance our broader domestic preparedness, and contain the epidemic in West Africa.
Woman Attacked in Rome Over Ebola Fears
[allAfrica]Cape Town -A woman from Guinea has reportedly been attacked by angry bus passengers who told her she was infected by Ebola and had to get off, according to media reports.
Rep. Karen Bass Statement on Dr. Craig Spencer Being Diagnosed with Ebola
[U.S. Congress]Los Angeles -Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member on the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, released the following statement after Dr. Craig Spencer tested positive for Ebola in New York City:
Hopes for Ebola Vaccine Soon
[Deutsche Welle]The World Health Organization is pressing for a vaccine to combat the spread of Ebola, hoping to prepare two versions by January. On the ground in West Africa, Germany's Red Cross has made a desperate call for help.
Samsung Donates 3,000 Smartphones for Ebola Fight
[Capital FM]Nairobi -Samsung Electronics Company Ltd has announced that the company - through its global headquarters in Seoul, Korea - will donate 3,000 smartphones, worth about $1 million to support the ongoing fight against Ebola.
Ebola Vaccines to Be Tested
[UN News]Amid positive developments in the global fight against Ebola, including a growing response to the Secretary-General's appeals for the more funding to tackle the outbreak, the United Nations health agency today announced the expected delivery of Ebola candidate vaccines, as the UN system continues to ramps up efforts to quell the spread of the deadly virus.
Researchers Develop Quick Ebola Diagnosis Device
[RFI]The new tool, developed by France's Atomic Energy Commission, could allow doctors to diagnose a patient with suspected Ebola in under 15 minutes.
France Screens Flights for Ebola
[RFI]France has begun screening passengers for signs of Ebola as they arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris on the daily Air France flight from Guinea's capital Conakry.
Ebola Hits West Africa Food Security
[IRIN]Kenema/Freetown/Dakar -West Africa's Ebola outbreak, which has been disrupting agricultural and market activities, threatens to erode food security and negatively affect the livelihoods of millions of already vulnerable people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone unless more is done to meet their immediate food and nutritional needs, say aid agencies.
In Ebola-Stricken Countries, Authorities and Journalists Should Work Together
[CPJ]The Ebola crisis in West Africa is unrelenting, and journalists on the frontline of reporting on the virus are caught between authorities wanting to control how the outbreak is reported, and falling victim to the disease themselves.
Jammeh Gives Guinea Conakry Five Million to Fight Ebola
[The Point]President Yahya Jammeh, "in a show of African solidarity", has given US$500,000 to the people of Guinea Conakry as Gambia's contribution towards the fight against the Ebola virus disease outbreak.
Gambia Donates U.S.$500,000 to Guinea Canakry to Fight Ebola
[Foroyaa]The Gambia Government has donated $500,000 US Dollars to the neighbouring state of Guinea Conakry, according to a press release from state house in Banjul October 16th 2014.
China Contributes U.S. $6 Million to WFP in Fight Against Ebola in Guinea, Liberia & Sierra Leone
[WFP]Beijing -This substantial and timely contribution will be divided equally between the three countries, enabling WFP to purchase vital food supplies - mainly rice, lentils or yellow peas, and blended fortified cereals - for emergency rations for more than 300,000 people for one month, as well as specialised nutrition products to help prevent malnutrition.
Sirleaf Appeals for Global Action As Ebola Rages
[Liberia Govt]Dear World