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Ebola-hit west Africa launches $100 mn battle plan

Ebola-hit west Africa launches $100 mn battle plan

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 07:45

West Africa`s Ebola-hit nations imposed stringent new rules to tackle the world`s worst-ever outbreak of the tropical virus and agreed to launch a $100 million response plan at an emergency regional summit.

West Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

West Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 06:04

The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone`s capital looking for patients and others exposed to the disease.

World Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 22:35

Fears that the West African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew today with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.

EU boosts funding to fight Ebola epidemic

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 22:27

The European Union Wednesday allocated an additional 2 million euros ($2.68 million) in aid to tackle the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

First ever malaria vaccines comes closer to reality

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 18:42

A new study has demonstrated how a first-ever controlled malaria infection clinical trial in Africa has paved a way for the development of anti-malarial drugs and vaccines.

Most HIV infections take place in Sub-Saharan Africa: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 09:34

Most HIV infections in the past 12 months across the world took place in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to figures released Wednesday.

Ebola kills 21 more in West Africa, toll now 539

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:35

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said 21 more people have died from Ebola in West Africa over the past two days, bringing the total death count to 539.

Mobile phone data helps combat malaria more effectively

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 16:13

Researchers from the University of Southampton and the National Vector-borne Diseases Control Programme (NVDCP) have used mobile phone data to help combat malaria more effectively in Namibia.

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