Heads of Ebola-hit nations meet Obama

Apr 16, 2015

Heads of Ebola-hit nations meet Obama

President Barack Obama met with the presidents of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia at the White House on Wednesday to pledge more U.S. support for the nations hardest-hit by the Ebola virus. Obama also used the meeting to mark progress the U.S. has made ...

Three West African countries increase fight to end Ebola

Mar 30, 2015

Three West African countries increase fight to end Ebola

The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex. The region’s Ebola outbreak has killed more than 10,000 people ...

Liberia removes Ebola crematorium as outbreak is contained

Mar 9, 2015

Liberia removes Ebola crematorium as outbreak is contained

Marking the progress in controlling its Ebola outbreak, the Liberian government dismantled a crematorium and removed drums containing the ashes of more than 3,000 Ebola victims cremated during the height of the epidemic, whose last patient was discharged last week. Liberia resorted to cremating ...

Liberia's last Ebola patient discharged

Mar 6, 2015

Liberia's last Ebola patient discharged

Liberia discharged its last confirmed Ebola patient on Thursday, as it reported for the first time in nine months it had gone a full week without any new infections. Beatrice Yordoldo left the Chinese-built Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in the Paynesville suburb of Monrovia ...

Mar 2, 2015

New phase of the Ebola battle

As the spread of Ebola slows, the Japan Social Development Fund, on the ground in Liberia, has announced the start of an effort to battle the psychological effects of the virus.

U.S., Liberia kick off trial of Ebola drug ZMapp

Mar 2, 2015

U.S., Liberia kick off trial of Ebola drug ZMapp

U.S. and Liberian researchers have started a clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc.’s Ebola drug ZMapp, an experimental treatment that has already been tried in a handful of Ebola patients, including two U.S. missionaries. The trial, a joint ...

Liberians rejoice as Ebola curfew is lifted

Feb 24, 2015

Liberians rejoice as Ebola curfew is lifted

It is the early hours of the morning and bars in the Liberian capital are packed as revellers drink, sing and rejoice their first night of freedom with the Ebola curfew lifted. For long, miserable months people have trudged home in the evenings under ...

Liberia leader urges help in post-Ebola phase

Feb 23, 2015

Liberia leader urges help in post-Ebola phase

Liberia’s leader on Sunday urged the United States and other countries to keep up their support to the West African nation as it recovers from the Ebola epidemic and refocuses attention on infrastructure projects that will better position it to tackle future outbreaks of ...