Category «Health»

Ebola Virus outbreak is continuing to grow

Situation in Liberia: non-conventional interventions needed

Between 14 and 16 August 2014, a total of 113 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 84 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia*, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Health sector response The response of WHO and other partners to the Ebola Virus outbreak is continuing to grow in …

Suspected Ebola patient tests negative

Ebola Virus in semen of men who have recovered from Ebola Virus Disease

Johannesburg – The Ministry of Health and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) say the male patient admitted to the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg, has tested negative for the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). On Sunday, a 37-year-old man, who arrived in the country from Liberia over a week ago, was admitted for tests …

WHO endorses experimental drugs for Ebola

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Geneva – The World Health Organisation has authorised the use of experimental drugs to fight Ebola as the death toll increases. A 12-member ethics panel convened by the United Nations health agency has reached “unanimous consensus” that it is ethical to treat Ebola patients with experimental drugs to counter the largest, most severe and most …

Government responsible for health, development

Horrific crash in Swellendam claims eight lives

Pretoria – Governments have the responsibility to ensure that policies affirm the complicated link between health and development, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. “The right to the conditions necessary to achieve the highest attainable standard of health is a universal right and it is thus the duty of governments to respect, protect and fulfill this …