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Côte d’Ivoire begins Ebola vaccination of high-risk populations

Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that vaccination against Ebola for high-risk populations began on Monday, August 16, 2021 in Côte d’Ivoire, following an outbreak in the country on Saturday. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa In a statement on Tuesday, WHO stated that the swift response came after the vaccine manufactured by Merck, which WHO helped ...

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Cote d’Ivoire declares first Ebola outbreak in over 25 years

Matshidiso Moeti

The Ministry of Health of Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday, August 15, 2021 confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola since 1994. This came after the Institut Pasteur in Cote d’Ivoire confirmed the Ebola Virus Disease in samples collected from a patient, who was hospitalised in the commercial capital of Abidjan, after arriving from Guinea. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for ...

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DR Congo’s 12th Ebola outbreak declared over

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has congratulated all involved in bringing an end to the 12th Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and stressed the need for continued vigilance to prevent a return of the disease and in containing other health challenges. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the ...

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Three new Ebola virus cases confirmed in DRC

President Tshisekedi

Three more new cases of the Ebola virus disease have been confirmed in the Butembo health zone in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), an official said. President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo of DRC The Provincial Minister of Health of North Kivu, Eugene Nzanzu, said this at a news conference on Monday, March 1, 2021. This raises the accumulative ...

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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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