President Obama will announce today a surge of U.S. support including hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of military personnel to countries in West Africa suffering from the Ebola epidemic. The effort is a response to the World Health Organization’s requests for the United States to take ‘command and control’ of the chaotic situation, a White House senior adviser told the press late Monday evening. More than 2,400 people have died so far from the Ebola virus.
Patrice Juah’s shop in Liberia is an explosion of color. Brightly printed garments in violet, turquoise and daffodil yellow hang in neat rows along the walls. Her business is one of the many threatened by the Ebola crisis. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — More of the world’s children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children’s agency said Tuesday. Continue reading
An overtaxed international response to the Ebola outbreak will receive some much needed help.
Cuba has agreed to send 165 healthcare workers to the region, the largest detachment of foreign doctors and nurses committed thus far. They are expected to arrive in October and will head to Sierra Leone, one of the countries hit hardest by the disease. Continue reading
An assessment team from the World Health Organization said Monday that “many thousands of new cases are expected in Liberia over the coming three weeks.”
In our News Wrap Friday, the Pentagon confirmed the death of the leader of the African terror group, Al Shabaab. Also, flash floods and landslides have killed at least 116 in eastern Pakistan and Kashmir. And the third American aid worker infected with Ebola in Liberia is in stable condition in Nebraska. Continue reading
Despite world health agencies’ best efforts to clamp down on ever-increasing Ebola outbreaks, people in West Africa who are in the center of the virus’ path are finding it hard to get accurate information and proper medical care, United Nations officials who recently visited the region said Wednesday. Continue reading
Ebola has spread to a fifth country as the Ministry of Health in Senegal announced it’s first case today. A university student from Guinea is receiving treatment for Ebola in Dakar, the nation’s capital. He had contact with Ebola patients while in Guinea and managed to travel back with the disease even though Senegal has closed its border with Guinea. Continue reading