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Thursday, 11-27-14, 4:08Ebola Vaccine Results Give Hope[Deutsche Welle]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 some time away. read more...
Wednesday, 11-26-14, 12:25Speedy Ebola Test Among UK Projects Given Grant[SciDev.Net]A portable device to test bodily fluids for Ebola in under an hour and anthropological training to help foreign health workers work more effectively with local people in West Africa are among five research programmes being funded by the UK's Department for International Development and the Wellcome Trust. read more...
Wednesday, 11-26-14, 11:23Ebola - December 1 Target for Response May Not Be Met in Some Areas, UN Reports[UN News]The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today that while Ebola response targets for December 1 in West Africa may be reached in many places, they may not be met in some areas, and confirmed two new cases in Mali amid ramped up efforts to reduce the likelihood that additional cases will be imported from neighbouring Guinea. read more...
Tuesday, 11-25-14, 17:41Human Rights Violations in 2009[MFWA]Extrajudicial Killings: 0 recorded incidents read more...
Monday, 11-24-14, 15:45Local Medics to Lead Fight Against Ebola[OSIWA]Dakar -As the Ebola epidemic continues to wage thousands of deaths across West Africa and clinical trials are underway, a consortium of local West African leaders with scientific expertise are meeting in Dakar, on November 21 and 22nd, to assess the current state of Ebola treatment efforts and provide clear recommendations on ways forward, particularly for the three most affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. read more...
Monday, 11-24-14, 15:32Africans Launch 'Rival' Ebola Song[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -Some of Africa's top musicians launched on Monday an alternative Ebola appeal song to Band Aid's new recording of "Do they know it's Christmas' with proceeds also going to fight the virus that has killed more than 5,000 people in West Africa this year. read more...
Monday, 11-24-14, 15:32'Avoid Stigmatising Africa,' Musician Says As W. Africa Ebola Song Launched[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -Some of Africa's top musicians launched on Monday an alternative Ebola appeal song to Band Aid's new recording of "Do they know it's Christmas' with proceeds also going to fight the virus that has killed more than 5,000 people in West Africa this year. read more...
Monday, 11-24-14, 9:14Ebola - 'We Are Seeing the Curve Bending in Enough Places to Give Us Hope,' Says Ban[UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that by continuing to scale up the global fight against Ebola, there is hope the outbreak could be contained by mid-2015, but he emphasized that results to date are still uneven, and announced that the Organization's top health officials will head to Mali, where the situation is still a cause of "deep concern." read more...
Monday, 11-24-14, 7:31Ebola Crisis Update[MSF]Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has claimed 5,420 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali. One person in Spain and three people in the USA have recovered; one person in the USA has died. Outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal have been declared over. A separate outbreak in DRC has also ended. read more...
Friday, 11-21-14, 15:26Ebola Is Killing Traditions and Customs[savethechildren_uk]Guinea is my home. I work for Save the Children responding to different emergencies around the world so it was only natural that I should return to my home nation to support our Ebola response. read more...

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