No Ebola fears for Zimbabwe peacekeepers in Liberia – Official

No Ebola fears for Zimbabwe peacekeepers in Liberia – Official

A senior Zimbabwean police officer on Tuesday allayed fears that local law enforcement agents on United Nations peacekeeping duties in West Africa are at risk of contracting the ...

Namibia: Official calls for strict Ebola preventative measures

Namibia: Official calls for strict Ebola preventative measures

A senior official in Namibia's Zambezi Region has called on the government to ensure strict enforcement of measures restricting movement of trucks and people from the Democratic ...

Zimbabwe to quarantine West African travellers for 21 days

Zimbabwe to quarantine West African travellers for 21 days

Zimbabwe has intensified its surveillance measures for the deadly Ebola virus by introducing a requirement that all visitors from West Africa be quarantined for 21 days to monitor ...

S/African students to study medicine in Cuba

S/African students to study medicine in Cuba

The Department of Health in South Africa's Gauteng province has awarded 145 bursaries to young people to study medicine in Cuba in an effort to boost the number of medical doctors ...

Malawi warns against  Ebola hoax

Malawi warns against Ebola hoax

Malawian Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Paul Chibingu on Tuesday warned the public against spreading false rumours about an alleged Ebola outbreak in the ...

Ebola: Zimbabwe receives protective material from WHO

Ebola: Zimbabwe receives protective material from WHO

The Zimbabwe government has received Ebola protection kits worth millions of dollars from the World Health Organisation (WHO) which has declared that Zimbabwe has a low risk of an ...

Zimbabwe discouraging “prayer visits” to Nigeria

Zimbabwe discouraging “prayer visits” to Nigeria

The Zimbabwean government is discouraging locals from visiting Nigeria for prayers and healing sessions from prophets as the country steps up efforts to curb a possible Ebola ...

No Ebola fears for Zimbabwe peacekeepers in Liberia – Official

A senior Zimbabwean police officer on Tuesday allayed fears that local law enforcement agents on United Nations peacekeeping duties in West Africa are at risk of contracting the Ebola virusZimbabwe Republic Police deputy commissioner-general Levy Sibanda told the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation that all Zimbabwean officers on duty in Liberia are safe. He revealed that the UN had put in place measures to ...

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Namibia: Official calls for strict Ebola preventative measures

A senior official in Namibia's Zambezi Region has called on the government to ensure strict enforcement of measures restricting movement of trucks and people from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where Ebola outbreak was recently reported.Chairperson of Zambezi Regional Council, Raphael Mbala told journalists on Monday that the north-eastern region is a transfrontier region bordering Botswana, Zimbabwe ...

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Zimbabwe to quarantine West African travellers for 21 days

Zimbabwe has intensified its surveillance measures for the deadly Ebola virus by introducing a requirement that all visitors from West Africa be quarantined for 21 days to monitor their health, Minister of Health David Parirenyatwa announced Thursday.Parirenyatwa is quoted by the state-run Herald as saying all travellers from West Africa, including Zimbabweans, are now being subjected to a mandatory ...

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S/African students to study medicine in Cuba

The Department of Health in South Africa's Gauteng province has awarded 145 bursaries to young people to study medicine in Cuba in an effort to boost the number of medical doctors in the region, officials said Thursday.The youngsters, who are expected to leave the country this month, were selected based on their final year (Grade 12) of high school performances and financial status, among other requirements, ...

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Malawi warns against Ebola hoax

Malawian Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Paul Chibingu on Tuesday warned the public against spreading false rumours about an alleged Ebola outbreak in the country.Refuting rumours that the country has registered its first Ebola case, Chibingu said it was only the Ministry of Health that was responsible for monitoring the outbreak of the deadly and inform the public in the country. "The public ...

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Ebola: Zimbabwe receives protective material from WHO

The Zimbabwe government has received Ebola protection kits worth millions of dollars from the World Health Organisation (WHO) which has declared that Zimbabwe has a low risk of an outbreak of the disease, an official said Sunday.Secretary for Health Gerald Gwinji told the state-run Sunday Mail that the personal protective equipment included helmets, goggles and garments to be used by medical response teams ...

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Zimbabwe discouraging “prayer visits” to Nigeria

The Zimbabwean government is discouraging locals from visiting Nigeria for prayers and healing sessions from prophets as the country steps up efforts to curb a possible Ebola outbreak, Health Minister David Parirenyatwa said Thursday.Parirenyatwa said Zimbabweans should avoid visiting Nigeria for prayer sessions until the Ebola outbreak in the West African region has been contained. Noting that Zimbabwe and ...

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S/Africa bans travellers from Ebola-hit countries

South Africa has imposed a total travel ban for foreigners traveling into the country from identified high risk countries to limit the spread of Ebola here, a senior official said Thursday.The ban, however, would be lifted on a case by case basis if the travel is considered absolutely essential, the official said. Addressing media at a briefing in Pretoria on Thursday, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said ...

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Mozambican media urged to report correctly on Ebola

Mozambique's Health Ministry has appealed to the mass media to provide correct information to the public about infectious diseases, particularly Ebola, APA learnt here on Thursday.State-controlled daily newspaper Noticias said accurate reporting would enable citizens to take preventive measures and avoid the spread of such diseases. The newspaper said anonymous messages had been circulating, claiming Ebola ...

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Ebola: Malawi to increase patrols in border districts

Malawian President Peter Mutharika said Tuesday that his government will increase patrols in border districts as one of the ways of preventing the Ebola disease from spreading into the country.He told journalists in Lilongwe on arrival from 34th Southern Africa Community (SADC) Summit in Zimbabwe that there are many people entering the country using unchartered routes which poses a great risk the country. ...

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