Nigeria hosts W’Africa infectious disease institute
Nigeria has been chosen for the location of proposed West African Infectious Disease Institute (WAIDI). The choice was necessitated by the its effective handling of the dreaded ...
Liberia declared free of Ebola, again: WHO
The World Health Organization on Thursday announced that Liberia, recently ravaged by Ebola, was free of the virus, 42 days after the last confirmed case passed a second negative test. "WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission in the human population," the UN health agency said in a statement. WHO, which had previously declared…
LASG dispels rumour of new Ebola cases
The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said reports in the social media that new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) had been discovered in the state were untrue.
Liberia, Sierra Leone gain in Ebola crisis, Guinea struggles
WHEN will the world’s largest and longest Ebola outbreak end? The West African countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia both appear to be on steady paths to ending the epidemic.
MSF and WHO trade blame over slow global Ebola response
A war of words broke out Monday between aid agency Doctors Without Borders and the World Health Organization over who was to blame for the slow response to the Ebola epidemic that broke out a year ago.
Sierra Leone president orders three-day national lockdown against Ebola
Sierra Leone's President Ernest Koromo ordered the country's entire population Saturday to keep to their homes on March 27-29 in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola epidemic.