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Ebola: Kaduna Budgets N116m for Preventive Measures in Schools

Ebola: Kaduna Budgets N116m for Preventive Measures in Schools

Kaduna State Government on Tuesday said it has released N116m for the purchase of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, detecting equipment in public schools. Ibrahim Ali, Commissioner for Education in the state, said this at the flag-off of training for 13,000 teachers on prevention of EVD ahead of the September 22 resumption date for primary and post primary

Ebola: Doctors Reject September 22 Schools’ Resumption Date

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has rejected the directive given by the Federal Government that all primary and secondary schools resume on Monday September 22, 2014. Speaking through Olawunmi Layaki, NMA National Publicity Secretary, the association said they expect all schools to remain closed until December or early next year when all Ebola suspects under

Liberia Faces huge Ebola surge – WHO

Ebola is spreading exponentially in Liberia, with thousands of new cases expected in the next three weeks, the World Health Organization, WHO, says. Conventional methods to control the outbreak were “not having an adequate impact”, the UN’s health agency added. At least 2,100 people have died of the virus in the West African states of

Ebola: AU Opens Emergency Meeting

The African Union, AU executive council emergency meeting over Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, was opened on Monday at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, to consolidate collective continental efforts against the deadly disease. The meeting is expected to adopt a common position and define appropriate strategies to enable Africa to effectively combat the

Let’s Unite to Fight Ebola

By John Dania – Internet Constituency. Ebola first appeared in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks, in Nzara, Sudan, and in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo. The latter was in a village situated near the Ebola River, from which the disease takes its name. Ebola is introduced into the human population through close contact with the

US urge Nigeria to Help Other West African Countries tackle Ebola Outbreak

The United States government has implored Nigerian Government to send assistance to the three other countries in the West African sub-region that are affected by the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak. The Secretary of State on African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who stated this in an interview with journalists on Thursday during a courtesy visit to the

Lagos Government Warns Against Fake Ebola Test Kit

The Lagos State Government, LASG, on Wednesday warned Lagos residents and other citizens in the country not to fall victims of suspected fraudsters who peddle a fake Ebola test kit. The government, in a statement issued by Hakeem Bello, Special Adviser on Media to the Governor, explained that the product, which was called Rapid Response

Ebola: NHRC To Prosecute Anyone Flouting Schools Resumption Date

Ben Angwe, Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has said that the Commission would ensure that appropriate punishment is imposed on persons, particularly private school proprietors who defy the Federal government’s directive that schools remain shut till October 13. The directive came on the heels of fears over the need to curtain

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