Africa Health

FILE - Medics listens to a speech, attend specialized training in an Ebola treatment unit in Freetown, Dec. 19, 2014

Ebola Maternity Ward in Sierra Leone First of its Kind

Country already had one of world's highest maternal mortality rates before Ebola arrived, virus has added even more complications to health care More

FILE - Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization.

WHO's Late Efforts in Tackling Ebola Highlight Need for Reform

Health experts debate measures to reform agency’s response to global public health emergencies in special one-day session on deadly outbreak More

In this Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 file photo, a man suffering from the Ebola virus lies on the floor outside a house in Port Loko Community, situated on the outskirts of Freetown, in Sierra Leone. (AP Photo/Michael Duff, File)

UN: Time for Ebola Recovery Strategy

Assessment missions conducted in Sierra Leone, aims to rebuild key sectors More

Health workers push a stretcher holding a newly admitted Ebola patient, 16-year-old Amadou, to a Save the Children Ebola treatment center outside Freetown, Sierra Leone, Dec. 22, 2014. Amadou has since recovered.

Red Cross Federation Chief Urges Vigilance Amid Progress Against Ebola

Elhadj As Sy, IFRC secretary general, talks with VOA about the latest trends in West Africa's Ebola outbreak More

FILE - Nowa Paye, 9, is taken to an ambulance after showing signs of the Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia,  Sept. 30, 2014.

World Bank: Ebola Countries Face $1.6B in Lost Economic Growth

However, economic effect on West Africa region overall now expected to be much lower than previous forecasts More


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