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

World / Science & Health 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 effort ...

Liberia reopens dozens of schools as Ebola wanes

World / Science & Health Feb 17, 2015

Liberia reopens dozens of schools as Ebola wanes

Thousands of Liberian children in pristine uniforms flocked back to school on Monday as classrooms opened their doors for the first time after a six-month hiatus designed to stem the spread of the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Dozens of schools reopened, in a sign ...

National Nov 22, 2014

West African envoys call for Japan's further support to combat Ebola

West Africa's ambassadors are calling on the Japanese government to help their countries combat the deadly Ebola virus by building medical facilities and training personnel. At the Japan National Press Club on Friday, Liberian Ambassador Youngor Telewoda said Japan's cooperation in this area is vital ...

World Nov 12, 2014

U.S. urges IMF to cancel debt of Ebola-stricken countries

The United States on Tuesday proposed that the International Monetary Fund write off some $100 million in debt it is owed by Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to free up more resources for those countries, the hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak. The debt relief ...