World Health Organization

By IAfrica
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Sep 15th, 2014
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Akong Charles Ndika Correspondent A surprise press conference held last month by Emory University Teaching Hospital stands out as a rare bright moment in the fight against an uncontrollable Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. ZMAPP, an untested serum-based therapy in humans, was successfully adminis...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 4th, 2014
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By Edward Oparaoji The current Ebola epidemic has caused more than 1,400 deaths this year, in five West African countries – Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Senegal. The World Health Organization says more than 20,000 people could be infected before the outbreak can be brought under c...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 2nd, 2014
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– By Pippa Page “Oh, dis Ebola business!” was a familiar exclamation in Sierra Leone’s Krio language during my time in Sierra Leone’s second city, Bo, this summer. Sierra Leone was the last of the three West Africa nations to confirm a case of Ebola, but it has arguably been hit the hardest in terms ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 20th, 2014
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It is now a known fact that Ebola is one of the deadliest diseases known to mankind. Like HIV, it is a virus; however it kills within a shorter time, compared to the former. Ebola has been proved to spread through fluids such as sweat, saliva and blood from a human being or animal that […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 25th, 2014
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By Teshome A.(PhD) 1. Introduction The various reports have been published in 2014 which indicate the economic development in the world. These are the report that provides the performances and challenges of economic development in the different parts of the world. The availability of this report enab...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 2nd, 2014
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yaleglobalhealthreview When examining the history of health in Nigeria, many of the diseases and illnesses that have plagued the country are of natural origin, sprouting from bacteria or parasites that thrive in warm countries, or growing from viruses that jumped from animals to humans. Others are ch...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 17th, 2014
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By MG Zimeta The recent outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa has captured international public attention that seems disproportionate to the scale of the outbreak itself.  This is not surprising.  Ebola is a communicable disease – that is to say, it is transmissible between humans.  In this regard, ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Congo
Apr 5th, 2014
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Ebola is one of the deadliest diseases on Earth, with a fatality rate as high as 90%. It causes bleeding from the eyes, ears, mouth and rectum and a bloody full-body rash leading to a quick demise. It’s one of a handful of diseases that are so deadly that governments consider it a threat to […...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 11th, 2013
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We look for medicine to be an orderly field of knowledge and procedure. But it is not. It is an imperfect science, an enterprise of constantly changing knowledge, uncertain information, fallible individuals, and at the same time lives on the line. There is science in what we do, yes, but also habit, ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 30th, 2013
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At least 41 people have been killed and 27 others injured in a traffic accident in Kenya in which a bus veered off a road and plunged into a valley near the town of Narok, police say. Traffic police officer Samuel Kimaru said on Thursday that the bus driver lost control on a dark road […]...