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March 11, 2018 10:58 AM Lassa Fever: GHS monitors relatives of deceased victim

Ninety-two persons are being monitored by the Ghana Health Service for signs of Lassa fever after having physical contact with the victim of the first case of the disease detected in Ghana. The 92 comprised of health workers of the Tema General Hospital who worked on the patient, his friends, family and others, Dr John Yabani, Tema Metropolitan Health 106

February 11, 2018 12:20 PM GHS issues Lassa fever alert after 31 die in Nigeria outbreak

The Ghana Health Service has issued an alert to all Regional Directors of Health Services and CEOs of Teaching Hospitals for Lassa Fever. The alert urged the various health institutions to enhance surveillance for Lassa fever and Acute Haemorrhagic Fevers in general. This alert follows the outbreak of the fever in Nigeria which has claimed 31 lives 82

August 31, 2017 12:03 AM Presidential rats and Nigeria’s greatness

When the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed, last week, that rodents had wrought plenty damage in President Muhammadu Buhari’s Aso Rock office, he was just unconsciously reflecting the inbuilt culture of “beggarlism” among the Nigerian ruling class; a syndrome not easily discerned, unless it comes 69

May 27, 2016 5:32 AM World Bank launches landmark pandemic financing facility

The World Bank has launched the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) – a landmark financing facility to protect the poorest countries against pandemics, creating the first-ever insurance market for pandemic risk. The Bank announced in a statement that Japan, which holds the G7 Presidency, has committed the first $50 million to fund the new initiative 28

April 22, 2015 2:08 PM Why Sierra Leone can’t get rid of Ebola

Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, the president of the Republic of Sierra Leone, was having trouble “getting to zero,” and his underlings were getting antsy. “We need one more push,” said major Palo Conteh, the commander of Sierra Leone’s National Ebola Response Center (NERC) and a former Olympic quarter miler. “It’s like in the 400 meters when you’re 20 meters 72

April 1, 2015 12:00 PM Dr. Ocansey unmasks Ebola impact at symposium in Canada

Notable Diasporan African leader and renowned philanthropist, Her Excellency Rev. Dr. Ocansey, delivered a powerful keynote address unmasking the impact of the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Speaking at the University of Alberta-Canada’s maiden Ebola Symposium, Her Excellency indicated that the virus spread rapidly due to a ‘mistaken identity 25

October 15, 2014 9:13 PM Could Ebola Mutate to Become More Deadly?

Why we need to terminate Ebola 2014 before the virus learns too much about us. Forty years ago, Ebola was just the name of a river. It was a small waterway of no particularly sinister character that flowed through northern Zaire, not far from the village hospital where the first known outbreak of a new viral disease had been centered. That river gave its name to the new virus 21

October 15, 2014 1:35 PM Hand Washing Reduces Disease Contraction by 30% – Expert

The Director, Public Health and Disease Control, Ebonyi Ministry of Health, Chris Achi, said that regular hand washing reduces risk of contracting infectious diseases by more than 30 per cent. Achi made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abakaliki on the occasion of 2014 World Hand Washing Day. He said the event was to create 14

October 14, 2014 9:42 AM Ebola Won’t Gain a Foothold in Western Countries—Here’s Why

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the worst in recorded history. There have been in excess of 7,400 cases and 3,439 deaths, primarily in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. More recently, the spread of the deadly virus has extended across European borders to Spain, where five people are currently under quarantine, and a further 50 are being closely 24

October 6, 2014 12:58 PM Fears of Ebola in US spread, but official says outbreak unlikely

The nation's top infectious diseases expert said it's perfectly normal to feel anxious about a disease that kills so fast and is ravaging parts of West Africa. "People who are scared, I say, we don't take lightly your fear. We respect it. We understand it," Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said Sunday. But West Africa, because of the weaknesses 24