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…

Faith organisations help increase healthcare in West Africa

Faith-based organisations should be more often utilised in spreading healthcare throughout West Africa. Thomson Reuters Foundation quoted a statement made by Edward Mills, the author of the study and a senior epidemiologist at Global Evaluative Sciences in Canada saying that “religious groups are major players in the delivery of healthcare,…

WHO criticised for response to Ebola

The United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) has been severely criticised for their response to West Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak, which has been deemed inadequate in a report released Tuesday July 7, 2015. The Report of the Ebola Interim Assessment Panel, which was created by the UN-appointed independent panel of…

Liberia no longer Ebola free

On May 9, 2015, Liberia was declared Ebola free by the World Health Organisation (WHO). However on June 28 a 17 year old boy, Abraham Memaigar, died in Margibi Count from Ebola after earlier being tested and found positive of carrying the virus disease by the Liberian authorities. This is…