Tag: Ebola outbreak

Is Africa prepared to deal with COVID-19?

CNBC Africa is joined by a woman who worked in Sierra Leona during the Ebola outbreak in Africa, Katie Waller a Director of Strategic Partnerships at Concern Worldwide and a public health practitioner has sited her concern for Africa’s preparedness to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.

DRASA Health Trust on how Nigeria plans to tackle COVID-19

Almost 6 years since the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, the country has now recorded the first confirmed coronavirus case within its shores. Is Nigeria health care system capable of dealing with another disease outbreak? Niniola Williams, Managing Director of DRASA Health Trust joins CNBC Africa for more.

Ebola outbreak 2nd largest since 2014-2016: 2000 lives lost

News has broken from the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) during his trip to the DRC on Wednesday that the Ebola outbreak in the country, which is the second worst in history, is finally, "on the retreat". He went on to warn that the risk was still high and that there was no room for complacency, but is this the sign of relief that the region has been waiting for? Coordinator of UN Emergency Ebola Response, David Gressly joins CNBC Africa for more.

Scientists are a step closer to curing Ebola as Congo trial finds drugs boost survival

Scientists are a step closer to being able to cure the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever after two experimental drugs showed survival rates of as much as 90% in a clinical trial in Congo.

DRC Ebola outbreak: What’s the situation like a year on?

It's exactly one year since the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ministry of Health declared the 10th Ebola virus disease outbreak in North Kivu province in the country. Niniola Williams, Managing Director of DRASA Health Trust joins CNBC Africa for more.

Rwanda shuts border near Goma after second case of Ebola fever confirmed in the DRC city

Congo’s presidency said on Thursday that Rwandan authorities had closed the border between Goma and its nearest town of Gisenyi for all people other than...

Rwanda scales up Ebola prevention measures

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has hit the one year mark and has seen a rise in cases. Despite this neighbouring Rwanda has been hailed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for its preparedness, the country has taken a number of measures in an effort to prevent the epidemic from entering its territory. Malik Kayumba, Spokesperson for Ministry of Health Rwanda joins CNBC Africa for more.

Ebola outbreak declared international health emergency

The World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be a “public health emergency of international concern”, saying that the recent risk of its spread in the city of Goma and into Uganda had increased the threat. Soraya Aziz Souleymane, Business & Human Rights defender joins CNBC Africa for more.
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