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PHOTO: A Red Cross burial team wore protective clothing to visit houses where people were infected with Ebola. (Getty Images: John Moore)

DR Congo announces new Ebola cases

Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed eight new Ebola virus cases in North Kivu province, the World Health...

Ebola vaccines arrive in Guinea

A special plane carrying a consignment of Ebola vaccine landed in Guinea on Monday night. A dust storm in...
Director-General for the Ghana Health Service Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye

Ebola not recorded in Ghana – GHS

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, has confirmed that no case...
PHOTO: A Red Cross burial team wore protective clothing to visit houses where people were infected with Ebola. (Getty Images: John Moore)

Ebola: GHS issues red alert to all hospitals

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has directed the management of all health facilities in the country to initiate response protocols for the...
WHO

Ebola resurgence in West Africa: WHO concerned

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern over the resurgence of Ebola in West Africa and activated response efforts.

New Ebola case detected in eastern DRC

A new case of Ebola has been identified near the city of Butembo in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the...

A new case of Ebola virus detected in DR Congo

A new case of the Ebola virus has been detected in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country's health...
John Mahama

Covid-19, Ebola and an ex-president who has been there

As Covid-19 marches relentlessly into Africa there is one man who has sat at the centre of another similarly urgent health crisis...

How Mahama handled Ebola – Any lessons?

Ex-President John Mahama may have prepared for a possible Ebola outbreak but Ghana would not have been able to contain it at...
PHOTO: A Red Cross burial team wore protective clothing to visit houses where people were infected with Ebola. (Getty Images: John Moore)

New Ebola case confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo

A new case of Ebola virus disease was confirmed today in the city of Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

Islamic cleric who won award for Ebola medicine suggests another for prevention and cure...

Mallam Sham-una Ustaz Jibril, the Islamic cleric who predicted that candidate Nana Akufo-Addo will win the 2016 election with 53.47%, says he...

First-ever vaccine for Ebola virus prevention approved

The US Food and Drug administration has approved for the first time in the United States a vaccine for the prevention of...

GAMLS awards 3 medical laboratory scientists for role in Ebola fight

The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) has awarded three Medical Laboratory Scientists for their contribution towards fight against Ebola outbreak in 2017.
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Ebola: Attackers kill DR Congo journalist shining light on virus

A Congolese journalist who had been raising awareness about the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed at...

Congolese scientist uncovers ebola cure

Congolese scientist and researcher, Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum, has successfully discovered the most effective cure for Ebola. According to him, he...

Congo’s former health minister detained over alleged mismanagement of $4.3 million in Ebola funds

Former Democratic Republic of Congo health minister Oly Ilunga has been detained over allegations of mismanaging public funds worth $4.3 million that...
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Ebola survivors rejoin families in DR Congo

Two people cured of Ebola using two experimental drugs have been released from a treatment centre in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...

DR Congo Health Minister resigns in Ebola row

The Health Minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo has resigned in protest at the handling of the Ebola outbreak in...

Ebola outbreak spreads to child in Uganda

A five-year-old boy in Uganda has been diagnosed with Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed. This is...

DR Congo declares Ebola outbreak over

Democratic Republic of Congo Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga has announced that the Ebola outbreak in the country's Équateur province is over after 42...

‘We are still at war’ with Ebola – WHO chief

The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday cautioned against declaring victory too early in Congo’s Ebola epidemic, despite encouraging signs that...

No Ebola in Ghana – Ghana Health Service

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has denied reports that Ghana has recorded a case of Ebola and authorities are trying to suppress the information. According...

Why does Ebola keep coming back?

The Ebola virus has reared its head again, this time in the Democratic Republic of Congo. While it is impossible to predict exactly where...

Ghana Health Service issues Ebola alert

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has advised the public to intensify preventive measures against the deadly Ebola virus after it resurfaced in DR Congo...

Ebola returns: Nigeria’s airports, borders under surveillance

In an attempt to keep Nigerians safe from the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday directed the Federal Ministry...

Ebola returns to DR Congo

Two cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the north-western town of Bikoro, a health official in the Democratic Republic of Congo told news...

Red Cross official stole $2.7m during Liberia's Ebola epidemic

Liberians were dying in their thousands from the Ebola epidemic that plagued the country in 2014 while donor funds sent to the Liberia National...

Ghana hosts post-Ebola workshop

A post-Ebola workshop on improving disease monitoring capacities and early warning systems in West Africa has opened in Accra with a call on countries to strengthen...

Praised but unpaid: Nigeria’s Ebola heroes

In October 2014, Nigeria received universal praise for its swift and efficient tackling of the Ebola pandemic which had struck West African neighbours Sierra...

Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo: WHO

A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, as the...

Ebola: GHS puts hospitals on alert

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has directed all regional health directors in the country to be on alert after the Democratic Republic of Congo...

Ebola outbreak declared after three die in DRC

An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the northeast region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The World Health Organisation says three deaths are being...

WHO Confirms Ebola Case in DR Congo

A person has tested positive for the Ebola virus in the northern Democratic Republic of Congo. A spokesman for the World Health Organization says officials...

WHO Confirms Ebola Case in DR Congo

A person has tested positive for the Ebola virus in the northern Democratic Republic of Congo. A spokesman for the World Health Organization says officials...