2014 under review – Ebola outbreak

2014 under review – Ebola outbreak

1. ECOWAS Health Ministers adopt priority actions to end Ebola Accra, July 4,  – The ECOWAS Emergency Ministerial meeting on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has ended in Accra, with Health Ministers agreeing on a range of priority actions to end the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

2. President challenges research institutions Accra, July 10, -President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday appealed to research institutions in West Africa to collaborate to find a solution to the outbreak of the Ebola disease.

3. President Mahama calls for combined efforts against Ebola Accra, Aug 28,  – President John Dramani Mahama Thursday said governments of the sub-region must jointly provide the necessary human and material support towards developing effective measures that would stem the spread of the Ebola Viral Disease.

4. Government directs the establishment of Ebola centres Accra, Aug. 19,  – Government has directed all tertiary institutions in the country to establish emergency screening centres on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

5. President Mahama donates to Liberia’s Ebola patients Accra, Sept 16, -President John Dramani Mahama has donated some food items to the Government of Liberian towards the upkeep of patients of the Ebola Virus Disease in that West African country.

6. President attends Dr Adadevoh ‘s funeral mass Accra, Sept. 12, – It was all grief and sorrow when President John Dramani Mahama on Friday joined the Adadevoh family at Christ the King Parish of the Catholic in Accra, for the requiem mass of Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh.

7. WHO welcomes UN Ebola Centre Accra, Sept. 20,  – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has welcomed the decision by the United Nations General Assembly to establish the UN Mission for Ebola Emergence Response (UNMEER).

8. ‘Ebola is a world problem’- President Mahama New York, Sept 26, – President John Dramani Mahama has said the Ebola virus disease was not just a problem of the affected countries in West Africa but a global challenge.

9. President Mahama:”Ebola health workers need incentives” Accra, Oct 18, – President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday suggested the institution of incentive packages for health workers catering for the health needs of all patients of Ebola virus disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

10. ECOWAS dispatches food items to Ebola countries Accra, Oct 18, – The Government of Ghana on behalf of the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) on Friday dispatched a quantity of food items to the three Ebola affected countries.

11. Nigeria is now free of Ebola virus transmission – WHO Accra, Oct 20,  – The World Organization (WHO) has officially declared that Nigeria is now free of Ebola virus transmission.

12. WHO congratulates Senegal on ending Ebola transmission Accra, Oct 20,  – World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the Ebola outbreak in Senegal over and commends the country on its diligence to end the transmission of the virus.

13. President seeks support for Ebola affected countries London, Oct 23, – President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday made a case for the Ebola affected countries by appealing to international community to channel their support to governments of the affected.

14. Mali confirms its first case of Ebola Accra, Oct 27,  – Mali’s Ministry of Health has confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola virus disease.

15. Government approves insurance for frontline Ebola workers Accra, Oct 30, – Mr Prosper Douglas Bani, Chief of Staff says government has approved an insurance policy for all frontline health and auxiliary workers that would be handling Ebola related issues.

16. UN Chief promises more support for Ebola countries Accra, Dec 19,  – Mr Ban Ki Moon, the United Nations Secretary General, has pledged the world body’s continuous support for Ebola affected countries in West Africa.

17. President Mahama wants collective efforts against Ebola Accra, Nov. 6, – President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday appealed to Heads of State in the West African sub region to spearhead the fight against Ebola in order to attract international sympathy.

18. UN mourns passing of Marcel Rudasingwa Accra, Nov 19,  – The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), has mourned the passing of Marcel Rudasingwa, Assistant Secretary–‐General and the Mission’s Emergency Crisis Manager in Guinea.

19. Ebola cases top over 15, 900 Accra, Nov 27, G– The World Health Organization (WHO) says so far 15,935 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in six affected countries.

20. Japan supports Ebola eradication in Liberia, Sierra Leone Accra, Oct. 10,  – Japan would donate emergency vehicles and medical equipment worth $400,159.00 for Liberia and $397,749.00 for Sierra Leone to help combat the Ebola viral disease.

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