Citizens in France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States are not convinced that the world is prepared for another global epidemic like Ebola, and they strongly support investments in developing countries to reduce the threat of infectious diseases, according to a new opinion research survey with 4,000 respondents among the general public and opinion elites across the five nations.
Latest report reaching The NewDawn from the Federal Republic of Nigeria says the first batch of 250 Nigerian medics are leaving Lagos for Liberia and Sierra Leone today, Wednesday, December 3, 2014 under the auspices of the AUC Support to Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA).
The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak on record has reached nearly 7,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The toll of 6,928 dead showed a leap of just over 1,200 since the WHO released its previous report on Wednesday.
Residents of Goyah Town and Kingsville in Todee District, Monsterrado County were in joy when a truck loaded with medical equipment entered their areas to supply clinics there over the weekend.
The truck carried hospital beds, mattresses, laboratory equipment, surgical equipment, microscopes, medications and other supplies for the people of Todee District.
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.