Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Najib Razak, said Nigeria and four African countries would receive 20 million pairs of medical gloves to fight Ebola.
The United Nations has approved the allocation of $3.8 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund to help offset disruptions in aid delivery caused by travel restrictions on Ebola-affected countries.
The deadly Ebola epidemic raging across West Africa will likely get far worse before it gets better, more than doubling the number of known cases by the end of this month.
An aide to Sierra Leone’s President has said the president was “seriously” contemplating a nationwide shutdown to contain spread of Ebola.
Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Sarah Ochekpe said at the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Water conference, holding in Stockholm Sweden, that Nigeria would not be intimidated into dropping her plans to use the available water resources in the country for hydro-power.
The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Senegal, a major hub for the business and aid community in West Africa, Health Minister, Awa Marie Coll Seck, told a news conference on Friday.
While it categorised the travel alert for Nigeria as Level 2, those of other countries were at Level 3
Meanwhile, three doctors with Ebola who started taking an experimental drug last week showed remarkable signs of improvement, a Liberian minister said
Officials said blood-stained bedding looted from the centre posed a serious infection risk
The island, popularly called Monkey Island, by Liberians, has been in existence for several years. However, with the outbreak of the EVD, which has monkeys as one of the primary sources of infection, eyes are turning in the direction of the Island
Decontee had in her article said though Sawyer did not discuss the reasons for his journey from Liberia to Lagos, Nigeria with her, she reasoned it was to find a cure for his Ebola ailment
Among those that were infected as a result of what was described as the arrogance and denial of Sawyer was a Cameroonian who served as the Director of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital, Bro. Patrick Nshamze
The World Health Organisation said only around 10 to 12 doses of the drug have been made and this raises difficult ethical questions about who should get priority access
The measures had been taken in consultation with the two neighbours, Guinea’s Minister for International Cooperation, Moustapha Koutoub Sano, told a news conference
Lewis Brown, Information Minister, said in Monrovia that relatives of Ebola victims were dragging bodies onto the dirty streets rather than face quarantine
Highly infectious Ebola has been blamed for 672 deaths in the West Africa nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organization
The new measures, announced by the government on Sunday, came as Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone struggle to contain the worst outbreak yet of the virus
Abubakar assured the present contingents that the police authorities have made ample provision for their welfare, material and logistics support and charged them to be good ambassadors of the Nigeria Police Force and the nation at large