New African Union CDC health operations center is open for business

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention was officially open for business on Wednesday, following a ribbon cutting ceremony at the conclusion of this week’s African Union summit. The ceremony celebrated a state-of-the-art Emergency Operating Center in Addis Ababa designed to support early warning and response systems, deliver technical expertise…

Ethiopia’s Tedros among three finalists for WHO director general

The World Health Organization has announced the three finalists running to become the next director general of the agency – and Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has made the short list. Five candidates were interviewed Wednesday before a 34-member executive board, followed by an immediate vote to determine the three finalists. In addition…

Sierra Leone officially Ebola free

Sierra Leone was officially declared Ebola free this Saturday after going 42 days without a new case. The criteria by which a country is declared Ebola free is set by the World Health Organization (WHO). The 42-day period is set as it is twice the “maximum incubation period for Ebola…

WHO declares Liberia Ebola free

Liberia has once again been declared Ebola free. Last Thursday the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Liberia Ebola free after its 42-day period without recording a confirmed case of the virus. Liberia is now entering its 90-day period of vigilance and surveillance, which will hopefully prevent any further outbreaks. Previously,…

China planning highway in Liberia

China is planning to build a highway for Liberia as part of their Ebola recovery aid. Liberia’s foreign minister speaking at a news conference on Sunday with China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, who is currently visiting Liberia, stated that China is planning to build a coastal highway in Liberia. The…