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    05-Sep-2014 to 14:52

    SADC health ministers hold emergency Ebola meeting in Zimbabwe

    APA-Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) — Health ministers from southern African are meeting in the Zimbabwean resort town of Victoria Falls to strategise on a regional response to the Ebola outbreak that has ravaged parts of West Africa, APA learnt here Friday.

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    05-Sep-2014 to 13:45

    UNICEF takes over procurement of protective gears for S/Leone Ebola workers

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The United Nations children's agency, UNICEF, has assumed responsibility of procuring all Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for health workers in Sierra Leone.

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    05-Sep-2014 to 11:01

    S/Leonean activist decries lack of food for quarantined communities

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — A human rights activist in Sierra Leone Thursday expressed concern about failure of the government to provide people in quarantine with adequate food and other basic needs.

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    05-Sep-2014 to 10:50

    Sierra Leone to recruit more nurses to confront Ebola

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The Sierra Leonean government plans to recruit 1000 nurses to help in the fight against the Ebola epidemic, a government spokesman said here Thursday.

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    05-Sep-2014 to 10:43

    S/Leonean leader urges youths to get involved in war against Ebola

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leonean President Ernest Bai Koroma Thursday called on the country`s youth to get more involved in the fight against the Ebola epidemic currently ravaging the country.

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    05-Sep-2014 to 10:31

    Ebola-hit nations get $75m US boost

    APA-Washington-(United States) — US has announced $75 million more in funding into the fight against the worst Ebola outbreak in history after the World Health Organization (WHO) said budget cuts were hampering its efforts against the disease, reports said on Friday.

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    05-Sep-2014 to 10:19

    Punishment awaits Sierra Leone doctor who jumped quarantine

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The medical director in the Sierra Leonean district of Port Loko, Dr Adikali Alpha Kamara, Thursday called for the arrest of a medical doctor for abandoning a quarantine.

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