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What a walk down Ebola memory tells us

Antwerp (Belgium) – Forty years ago, the first Ebola blood samples were carried by a Congolese woman in her hand bag from Zaire to Belgium on Sabena Airlines. Yes, you read that correctly. Nothing is the same anymore. Zaire is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sabena airlines — then the national carrier for Belgium — closed in 2001, but its successor Brussels Airlines played again a prominent role in the last Ebola outbreak in West Africa. As you know, this last Ebola outbreak was vastly different from all the ones before.

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Ebola Recovery Funds Impossible to Track, Says New Study

When the Ebola epidemic devastated three West African countries – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea two years ago – the international community responded with pledges of over $5.8 billion in funds to fight the disease which has killed over 11,300 people. But six months after the International Conference on Ebola Recovery, hosted by the United Nations, about $1.9 billion worth of promised funds have not been delivered, while “scant information” is available about the remaining $3.9 billion, according to a new study released here by Oxfam International.

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West Africa Ebola Outbreak declared Over

Brussels – It’s been a long, hard fight, but the World Health Organization has finally announced that West Africa is Ebola-free. Afronline.org publishes a summary of the results of the Ebola-Tx trial of the effect of treating Ebola patients with plasma from Ebola, a project funded by the European Union and led by the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM).

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2015: Africa for Optimists

There has been plenty to celebrate in Africa this year, from successful elections and brave new leaders, to winning the fight against Ebola. 

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Q/A: The search for Ebola vaccine in Uganda

The continuing Ebola outbreak in West Africa has shown how quickly infectious diseases can have a devastating impact on public health and economy of nations.   The Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) in Kampala, Uganda is conducting a trial to determine if an Ebola vaccine candidate is safe for use. The enrolment of participants has ended and researchers are now following them up.

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Open letter to 60 Minutes regarding its reporting on Africa

Dear Jeff Fager, Executive Producer of CBS 60 Minutes,

We, the undersigned, are writing to express our grave concern about the frequent and recurring misrepresentation of the African continent by 60 Minutes. In a series of recent segments from the continent, 60 Minutes has managed, quite extraordinarily, to render people of black African ancestry voiceless and all but invisible.

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