Africa: Ebola infections cross 17,000 as CDC adds centers

Agbela Jessica   In a World Health Organization (WHO) report published recently announced that the number of people infected by Ebola. The virus that spreads through bodily fluids – has crossed 17,000. Of these, about 6,000 people have died and a majority of these cases are in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. On Monday, WHO’s […]

Liberian women hit back against Ebola stigma

by Agbela Jessica The Ebola virus has killed more than 2,700  people in Liberia alone making it the hardest hit among the three West African countries most severely affected by the worst ever outbreak of the unrelenting virus. Many Liberians have fled the country and some immigrants, especially those living in the United States, have become victims […]

There is no Ebola patient in Kilimanjaro – Kenyan authorities

by Onimisi Raymond Kilimanjaro regional authorities have allayed fears of an outbreak of Ebola following reports that there was a patient at a Moshi Municipality dispensary. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Leonidas Gama, Kilimanjaro Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), Dr Faisal Isa and Regional Medical Officer, Dr Mtumwa Mwako denied the […]

Health workers threaten strike action in Liberia

by Onimis Raymond Liberian health workers are threatening a strike action today, October 13, 2014, over what they say is Government’s refusal to settle their compensation requests despite risking their lives. Health workers told The Analyst at the newly opened Island Clinic Ebola Treatment unit (ETU) while “we are already underpaid for this dangerous work […]

Ebola: Death toll in West Africa rises above 3,000

by Isi Esene Death from the deadly Ebola Virus Disease has reached the 3,000 mark according to figures fro the World Health Organization (WHO). Latest figures from the organization indicate that over 6, 500 people have been infected by the disease in West Africa. The disease claimed its highest number of casualties in Liberia where […]

World Bank: Ebola is crippling West Africa’s economy

By Onimisi Raymond The current Ebola outbreak has killed more than 2,600 people, according to the World Health Organisation. However, the number of cases could end up in “hundreds of thousands”, and estimates from the World Bank indicate that unless the crisis is quickly contained, the financial impact will be devastating. Reports from the World […]

Liberia: President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf asked to account for $5 million Ebola fund

by Onimisi Raymond Barely a week after the Liberian government announced that it had exhausted the initial US$5 million of some US$20 million approved by the national legislature to help contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the country, a Senate member insists President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf accounts for Ebola money. Senator Sando Johnson said […]