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Ebola struggle hit by failure to involve local people

Efforts to save lives in the West African Ebola outbreak have been undermined by a failure to involve local people more closely in communication about treatment and ethical decisions about trials, says a report published last week (17 February).

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Fight against Ebola epidemic far from over as virus mutates

Though the Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 8,000 individuals in West Africa is finally slowing down, reports that the disease has mutated have left many ion the continent worried about future outbreaks.

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West Africa: Ebola Survivors Share Life-Saving Tips Via Mobile App

Conakry. #ISurvivedEbola, the groundbreaking West African multimedia campaign, has launched a new, interactive mobile app that allows Ebola survivors to connect with each other, share public health advice, and update the world on the challenges they still face during their post-recovery lives.

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Ebola: Food security, the Forgotten Crisis in West Africa

According to two UN agencies, the number of people facing food insecurity due to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone could raise from 500,000 to one million by March 2015, unless access to food is drastically improved and measures are put in place to safeguard crop and livestock production.

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Ebola Overshadows Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Sierra Leone

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone has dwarfed the campaign against HIV/AIDS, to the extent that patients no longer go to hospitals and treatment centres out of fear of contracting the Ebola virus.

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Ebola Outbreak Affects Key Development Areas in Sierra Leone

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone has badly affected the West African country’s move towards meeting key development goals. Agriculture, which is the mainstay of the economy, has been the worst hit as many farmers have succumbed to the disease and many more have abandoned their farmlands in fear of contracting the virus. continue reading »

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