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Red Cross intensifies Ebola response amidst fears of regional spread

Mohammed Mukhier

Red Cross teams in Guinea and across West Africa are ramping up response efforts to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak. Mohammed Mukhier, IFRC’s Regional Director for Africa Red Cross volunteers and staff Guinea, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone have stepped up surveillance and community sensitisation efforts. To support these live saving activities, the International Federation of Red ...

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WHO increases support for Guinea, DRC in curbing Ebola outbreaks

Matshidiso Moeti

World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, says the agency has increased its support for Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to curtail the spread of Ebola outbreaks. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa Moeti disclosed this at a virtual press conference on COVID-19 on Thursday, February 18, 2021. She said ...

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UN releases $15m to fight Ebola in Guinea, DRC

Mark Lowcock

The United Nations has allocated $15 million (N5.8 billion) to fight the fresh Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Mark Lowcock, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, who announced this on Tuesday, February 17, 2021, said it was an initial rapid allocation from the organisation’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). ...

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Ebola in Guinea: Red Cross demands swift response, AU to deploy emergency team

Ebola

The resurgence of the Ebola disease in Guinea requires a fast response that will allow the country to mitigate its negative impact, an official said. An Ebola patient receiving treatment The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Regional Director for Africa, Mohammed Mukhier, said this on Monday, February 15, 2021 in Conakry. The resurgence of the ...

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Sierra Leone takes measures against Ebola after outbreak in Guinea

Dr. Alpha T. Wurie

Sierra Leone has launched an emergency response against the Ebola virus following reports about an outbreak in neighbouring Guinea, according to the country’s health ministry. Dr. Alpha T. Wurie, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Health and Sanitation On Sunday, February 14, 2021, the health authorities in Guinea declared an outbreak of Ebola in the Goueke sub-prefecture, located about 45 kilometers (28 ...

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Guinea officially declares outbreak of Ebola

Ebola

Health authorities in Guinea on Sunday, February 14, 2021 declared an outbreak of Ebola in the rural community of Gouéké in N’Zerekore prefecture after three Ebola cases were confirmed by the national laboratory. This is the first time the disease has been reported in the country since an outbreak ended in 2016. Health workers move to prevent Ebola spread Initial investigations found that a ...

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WHO expresses worry over four suspected Ebola deaths in Guinea

Matshidiso Moeti

World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, has expressed concern over the report of four suspected Ebola deaths in Guinea. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa Moeti, on her personal twitter account @MoetiTshidi on Sunday, February 14, 2021, was reacting to the report by the Guinea’s Ministry of Health on the resurgence of Ebola ...

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Liberia on alert for Ebola after neighbouring Guinea reports outbreak

President George Weah

Liberia has put health agencies on alert in the wake of an Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Guinea, President George Weah announced on Sunday, February 14, 2021. President George Weah of Liberia “The President’s instruction is intended to ensure Liberia acts proactively to avoid any epidemic situation, the kind the country witnessed in 2014,’’ a press release read. This came a ...

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Journalists killed while covering Ebola education campaign in Guinea

A journalist and two media workers were killed on September 16 while covering an Ebola education campaign in Guinea’s south-eastern forested region, according to news reports and local journalists. The bodies of Facély Camara, a journalist with the privately owned radio Liberté FM at N’Zérékoré, and Molou Chérif and Sidiki Sidibé, a technician and a technician intern, respectively, with the ...

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WHO: Ebola has killed 2,296 persons in West Africa

Patrick Sawyer

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Nigeria as at Sunday September 6, 2014 has recorded 21 cases and eight deaths from the Ebola virus scourge. Nigeria, along with Senegal, fall under two categories in the UN body’s country reports: countries with an initial case or cases, or with localised transmission. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are however categorised as ...

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