SANTE | HEALTH

16-Sep-2014 to 21:22

Liberia: ArcelorMittal constructs Ebola Holding Center

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — World steel giant, Arcelor Mittal has constructed a 22-bed Ebola Holding Center to attend to suspected cases of the disease in Ganta, Nimba County in northeastern Liberia.

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16-Sep-2014 to 19:19

Kenya: $7m sets aside to ward off Ebola

APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Kenya’s Director of medical services, Dr. Nicholas Muraguri said on Tuesday the country has set aside $7 million as part of its contingency plan to prevent the entry of Ebola into the country, local media reported.

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16-Sep-2014 to 16:13

Kenya lashes out at West over slow Ebola response

APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday called for concerted efforts against Ebola, saying the global reaction to the deadly disease would not have been the same if it had happened in Europe or America.

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16-Sep-2014 to 14:09

Moroccan national carrier dispatches int’l humanitarian aid to Liberia

APA-Rabat (Morocco) — Royal Air Maroc (RAM) chartered a Boeing 737-300, special flight to carry 15 tons of international humanitarian aid to the Liberian capital, Monrovia on Monday.

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16-Sep-2014 to 13:19

UEMOA legislators welcome member states’ measures against Ebola

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The chairman of the Inter-Parliamentary Committee of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (Cip-Uemoa), Victor Dangnon has congratulated the Union member countries for the various measures taken against the Ebola hemorrhagic fever on Monday in Dakar.

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16-Sep-2014 to 12:02

Nigeria introduces pneumococcal vaccines for children

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigeria has resolved to introduce a Pneumococcal vaccine in October for children against pneumonia, the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), said on Tuesday.

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16-Sep-2014 to 10:34

Namibia ready to deal with Ebola outbreak

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — – Namibia has put in place all necessary precautions to deal with possible Ebola outbreak in the country, says the Deputy Director of Epidemiology in the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Clementine Muruoa.

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