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Ebola: Nigeria, Liberia to receive 20m pairs of gloves

Ebola: Nigeria, Liberia to receive 20m pairs of gloves

Najib Razak, Malaysia Prime Minister said Nigeria and four African countries would receive 20 million pairs of medical gloves to fight Ebola. The other benefiting countries are Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He said that the donation was in response to the complaints by the medical experts, that the shortage

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

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

Ebola and the Quarantining of West Africa’s Economies

By Akpan H. Ekpo  The West African sub-region is experiencing the Ebola scourge. The Ebola virus disease, EVD, whose outbreak in Guinea occurred in May this year, has spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Senegal. The Nigerian case was due to an American-Liberian who travelled to Nigeria on his way to a conference in

Ebola Scare: Federal Shifts School Resumption

The federal government of Nigeria has directed an immediate halt to all Summer school activities across the country as part of efforts to prevent a spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in the country. Announcing the decision after a meeting with commissioners of education of all the states of the federation, Ibrahim Shekarau,

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