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‘I am a Liberian, not a virus’ campaign fights Ebola stigma plaguing West Africans
A grassroots campaign growing in the United States is aiming to eradicate the stigmatization that people of West African descent are increasingly seeing amidst the most deadly Ebola virus outbreak ever.

22.10.2014 14:23

US to monitor for 21-day anyone coming from Ebola-stricken countries
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will soon begin monitoring all persons entering the United States from West Africa for 21 days as part of the group’s ongoing effort to combat the spread of Ebola.

22.10.2014 15:48

What I say to the UK Foreign Office on ISIS
Russia firmly supports the efforts of the Iraqi government to combat terrorism in all its aspects. It is necessary to unite the efforts of the country’s political movements and parties to confront the common threat posed by the IS terrorist group.

22.10.2014 14:07

The Trans-Pacific Partnership – one sick treaty?
The secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will increase patent protection for the benefit of big pharmaceutical companies, but are such policies really in the interests of global health?

21.10.2014 13:48

‘No skin exposure’: US tightens guidance for Ebola protective gear
New, stricter infection control guidance has been issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure that US health workers treating Ebola patients are protected from the deadly virus from head to toe.

21.10.2014 14:16

More UK troops to tackle Ebola in Sierra Leone
Around 150 army medics will arrive in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Tuesday evening as part of the UK’s aid effort to tackle Ebola. The soldiers will join a further 90 British medics and 300 soldiers already combating the virus.

21.10.2014 08:25

US Reaper drone crashes at Niger airport
An American drone crashed into the runway at Niger’s main international airport on Monday, damaging it and shutting the facility down for hours, the US military has confirmed, adding that there were no casualties or injuries.

21.10.2014 01:41

Family of first Ebola victim in US released from quarantine
The mandatory quarantine for the family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient in the US who died on October 8, has ended. With the release, Louise Troh, Duncan’s fiance who was held at a secret location in Dallas, expressed both relief and grief.

20.10.2014 14:08

Cholera: The 19th century’s Ebola?
The cholera outbreaks of the 19th century in Europe and North America have many similarities with the current Ebola epidemic, one commentator claims. Can present day governments and NGOs learn from history?

20.10.2014 11:56

How Muammar Gaddafi’s death reshaped destinies
It is 3 years since Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was shot by National Transitional Council (NTC) forces. That fateful day when NATO intelligence and military assistance spelled the end of a dictator, the future of our world was reshaped forever too.

20.10.2014 09:21

​UK to import Tunisian sunshine in solar project
A new solar energy project seeks to bring Tunisian sunshine to the UK. TuNur is looking for UK government funding for its bright idea, which aims to power 2.5 million British homes with North African rays by 2018.

20.10.2014 08:17

US looking to boost production of experimental Ebola drug
US officials have asked labs to submit plans for ramping up production of the experimental Ebola drug, Zmapp, of which supplies have run out. It successfully treated medical workers infected with the virus, but hasn't been widely tested for safety.

18.10.2014 04:04

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