Diseases

Sierra Leone: Three-Day Ebola Lockdown ‘Successful’

Initial reports show that it went well, people complied, they stayed at home and we had three-man teams visiting the hotspot districts:

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One year on, MSF slams global response to Ebola

“All the elements that led to the outbreak`s resurgence in June were also present in March, but the analysis, recognition and willingness to assume responsibility to respond robustly were not,” the report said.

WHO calls on the world to “Gear up to End TB”

“The progress that has been made in combating TB has been hard won and must be intensified if we are to wipe out the TB epidemic,” says Dr Eric Goosby, who was appointed UN Special Envoy on TB in January this year. “The End TB Strategy offers new hope to the millions of people suffering and losing their lives to TB each year. It is time to join forces to create a world free of TB.”

Ethiopian Herald: AU to Set Up an African CDC

Dr. Harakeye, who emphasized the importance of mobilizing the private sector and other partners for the Centre’s operation, added that supports have already been obtained from the US and China CDCs, and other partners including WHO.

“With Ebola, Africa was not prepared, the billions spent to control Ebola outbreak could have been spent for prevention if the preparedness plan was there,” she said.