The Ebola virus needs to be “hunted down” in Liberia as the country faces a key moment in the fight against the deadly disease, a senior UN health expert has said.
The Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa has passed what has been described as the grim milestone of 5,000 confirmed deaths.
The first phase of fighting the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa was an enormous success but harder challenges lie ahead, according to a Swedish professor working with the Liberian Ministry of Health.
Over a million people in the three West African countries most affected by Ebola have received food aid by the World Food Programme or WFP.
The agency is ramping up services to the whole humanitarian effort in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Young volunteers are being recruited by the United Nations in West Africa to help inform members of the community on ways to prevent contracting the Ebola virus disease.
Thirty-five people who caught the Ebola virus and survived are meeting in Sierra Leone for two days to discuss what they can do to help allay fears about the disease.
Handwashing is a cheap and effective tool to fight the spread of Ebola, according to the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.
Nuclear technology is contributing to slowing down the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, according to the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Another food crisis is on the “doorstep” of West Africa because of the impact of the Ebola epidemic on the agricultural sector.
As the number of people affected by the Ebola virus spirals in West Africa, the UN Food agency (WFP) is sending in more than just food.