The world is for the first time on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as data from a trial in Guinea showed a vaccine was 100 per cent effective.
Some $3.4 billion in pledges were made at the UN on Friday to help Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea stamp out Ebola and begin rebuilding health systems and economies devastated by the worst outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic fever.
Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone need a further $696 million in donor funding to rebuild their battered health services over the next two years in the wake of the deadly Ebola epidemic, senior World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Mo
Bahrainis suffering from chronic diseases have been warned against performing Hajj this year, a report said.
Health officials said they could not prevent people from going on the pilgrimage, but strongly urged Bahrainis aged more
The Ebola epidemic could flare up again in West Africa and health authorities are no better equipped to control it than they were a year ago, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Saturday.
Ebola has spread further in Guinea and Sierra Leone, with 36 cases in the past week, four times as many cases as the week before, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
The findings were a reminder that "this vi
Thirty confirmed cases of Ebola were reported in West Africa in the past week, the smallest number in nearly a year of the worst ever outbreak of the deadly fever, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
"This is the
A newlywed couple living thousands of miles apart say they are being prevented from seeing each other due to Bahrain's "Ebola travel ban" on their native Nigeria.
Basil Maduakor claims he cannot leave the country or
An independent advisory body will decide in August at the earliest on whether to recommend widespread introduction of an Ebola vaccine, depending on results of clinical trials and the epidemic's course, the World Health Organization said.
A drug derived from a Chinese medicinal herb is showing promise for combating Ebola infection, effectively imprisoning the virus inside cells so it cannot do its usual damage, scientists said on Thursday.
The researchers said the