SANTE | HEALTH

30-Sep-2014 to 12:13

Gambia launches new strategy to tackle Malaria

APA-Banjul (Gambia) — The Gambian Ministry of Health on Monday launched a new national malaria control strategy dubbed Seasonal Malaria Chemo (SMC) prevention, designed to combat the killer disease.

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29-Sep-2014 to 18:35

G/Bissau Red Cross embarks on Ebola sensitization

APA-Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) — Over one hundred volunteers from the National Red Cross in Guinea Bissau on Monday began a door-to-door awareness campaign in the suburbs of the capital, Bissau against the Ebola virus, APA can report.

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29-Sep-2014 to 17:34

Liberia: Deputy Health minister quarantined for Ebola

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — Liberia’s deputy minister of information, Isaac Jackson Monday confirmed reports that deputy health minister Bernice Dahn, has placed herself under quarantine for 21 days over Ebola.

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29-Sep-2014 to 14:57

China assists Ghana with $800,000 for Ebola prevention

APA-Accra (Ghana) — The Chinese government has donated US$800,000 to the Ghanaian government towards the efforts of the West African country to prevent any possible outbreak of Ebola in the country.

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29-Sep-2014 to 11:11

US doctor evacuated from Sierra Leone over Ebola fears

APA- Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Reports have indicated that a United States doctor volunteering in Sierra Leone has been flown home after being exposed to the Ebola virus.

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29-Sep-2014 to 10:27

S/Leone police investigate suspected theft of food for quarantined communities

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Sierra Leone, alongside the police are investigating alleged theft of rice meant for communities under quarantine for the Ebola epidemic.

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29-Sep-2014 to 09:20

China steps up efforts to fight Ebola in Africa

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — China announced Monday it has so far dispatched 174 medical experts to countries affected by Ebola in Africa and donated in cash and kind to the global effort to combat the epidemic.

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