The French health charity Medecins Sans Frontieres or MSF has clarified that it has no immediate plan to close down operations in Foya, Lofa County by end of November, contrary to earlier report. MSF says the capacity of its Case Management Center in Foya has been reduced to 10 beds.
Four districts in Bong County are to shortly benefit Ebola awareness thru the initiative of the Development Education Network Liberia or DEN-L. Districts being targeted include Suakoko, Zota, Panta and Kpaai. DEN-L is collaborating with the Gbarnga City Council with support from CARFOD, and IREX in helping the Bong County Ebola Task Force battle Ebola out of the county.
Sime Darby Plantations Company says it is conducting “medical census” inside its estates to identify people who may have been affected, but failed to report for medication after a fire disaster that struck its chemical and fertilizer warehouses at the plantations on Sunday morning in Clay District of Bomi County, Western Liberia.
Despite the ongoing debate over the Ebola trial vaccines here, hundreds of Liberians are said to be queuing on a daily basis to get vaccinated.
The doctor heading a 96-bed Ebola Treatment Unit in Virginia, Jonathan Hartt has warned here that “dehydration could kill Ebola patients” rather than the virus itself, appealing for supplements like juices and biscuits to be added to their meals.
Saying the world was “dangerously unprepared” for future pandemics, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today laid out a vision in which insurance companies, governments, multi-lateral organizations, corporations and international donors worked together to build a system that would help all countries prepare for potentially catastrophic health disasters.
Amid reports of renewed Ebola cases in Margibi County, the Government of Liberia has clarified that there are only two confirmed cases in all 19 Ebola Treatment Units or ETUs in Montserrado County.
The World Health Organization or WHO has disclosed that the world will soon be able to protect humans against the deadly Ebola virus as data from a trial in Guinea showed a vaccine was "100 percent effective."
A group of Ebola vaccine researchers say they are 'encouraged' by the results of an initial clinical trial, in which volunteers developed antibodies needed to fight the virus. But the end product is still sometimes away.
The medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) decommissioned the first section of the ELWA 3 Ebola Management Center in Monrovia this week. The number of beds had previously been reduced from 250 to 60, but now it’s the first time a part of the center is actually taken apart.