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 ...

S/Africa bans travellers from Ebola-hit countries

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 ...

Mozambican media urged to report correctly on Ebola

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 ...

Ebola: Malawi to increase patrols in border districts

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 ...

Group urges Malawi government to mobilise Ebola resources

Group urges Malawi government to mobilise Ebola resources

The Human Resources for Health (HRH) Coalition on Tuesday called on the Malawian government to start mobilising resources before Ebola cases are detected in the country.HRH ...

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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Group urges Malawi government to mobilise Ebola resources

The Human Resources for Health (HRH) Coalition on Tuesday called on the Malawian government to start mobilising resources before Ebola cases are detected in the country.HRH chairperson Abraham Gama told health sector players in Blantyre that Malawi should be on alert after learning of reported Ebola cases in West Africa. He noted that the government should not wait until a case is reported in the country but ...

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Malawi referral hospital runs out of surgical drugs

One of Malawi's major referral hospitals, Kamuzu Central Hospital, has suspended its surgical operation services due to a shortage of essential medicines in the theatres.Hospital director Jonathan Ngoma said Tuesday that the surgical department was faced by a major shortage of some essential drugs. "The hospital cannot do elective surgeries without such drugs hence the suspension until further notice," he ...

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Zimbabwe to step up Ebola surveillance measures

The Zimbabwean government plans to put surveillance measures against the deadly Ebola disease at border posts following repeated suspected cases in neighbouring South Africa, Health Minister David Parirenyatwa said Tuesday.Parirenyatwa told state media that plans were underway to roll-out prevention programmes at all border areas such as Beitbridge and Chirundu. Parirenyatwa, who is also the chairperson of ...

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Malawi renovates airport quarantine facility amid Ebola fears

Malawi is renovating its quarantine facility at Kamuzu International Airport as it steps up measures to prevent an outbreak of Ebola.Airport health official Emison Kambala said Monday that the facility was in a dilapidated condition and needed to be renovated. "This facility will be used to conduct tests for passengers suspected entering the country from other nations," he said. Apart from the facility, he ...

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