By Henry Widgwell November 21st, 2014 (VOA) LONDON—The head of the World Health Organization has admitted that there were problems with the organization’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa but says history will be the ultimate judge of the results. A WHO memo leaked last month suggested that incompetent staff and a lack of […]
By George Putic November 18th, 2014 (VOA) At electronic shows, visitors flock around the newest tablet computers, cameras, 3D television screens, even small robots, dreaming of taking one home. Consumers spend hours waiting in lines and spend hundreds of dollars to be among the first to get the latest smart phone. The modern world seems to […]
Finding a cure for Ebola is as much about business as it is about science. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now killed more than 4,900 people and is likely to cripple the economies of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, countries that were only just emerging from decades of instability.
November 3rd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rican health authorities were placed on alert over the weekend when authorities arrested 14 illegal immigrants from Somalia in Cañas, Guanacaste, at least one of which complained of Ebola-like symptoms. Those exhibiting symptoms were taken to the Cañas Comprehensive Healthcare Center where tests confirmed that the symptoms were caused […]
By Jessica Berman October 30th, 2014 (VOA) Scientists have discovered genetic links that could put them closer to finding better treatments for a range of diseases, including multiple sclerosis, juvenile diabetes, lupus and arthritis. Their genetic research has led to a road map pinpointing the origins of 21 such autoimmune diseases. The disorders are caused when […]
Costa Rica, Nicaragua have their eyes on shared border used by West Africans en route to the United States By Eduardo Szklarz October 27th, 2014 (Diálogo) Central American countries are coordinating their efforts and exchanging information to prevent outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus. Social welfare officials from the region developed strategies to fight its […]
Officials from the World Health Organization are due to brief reporters Thursday after a meeting to review the latest developments in the Ebola outbreak that has killed about 4,900 people in West Africa.
The international aid agency Oxfam is appealing to European Union foreign ministers to do more to fight Ebola; a disease Oxfam said could be the “definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation.”
The chief of the British charity, Mark Goldring, called for more troops, funding and medical staff to be sent to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia – the countries hit hardest by the epidemic.