Ebola crisis - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Ebola crisis


DR Congo ex-minister accused of $4.3 million embezzlement

Sep 15, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Authorities say former health minister Oly Ilunga is accused of 'misdemeanours of the mismanagement of funds allocated to the Ebola response'

After Ebola, World Bank creates pandemic insurance plan

May 21, 2016 - 1:12 PM

The new Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility PEF covers outbreaks of several classes of infectious diseases most at risk for epidemics

EMERGENCY INSURANCE. President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim (R) chats with OECD General Secretary Angel Gurria (2nd R) prior to the G7 Symposium entitled "Future of the Global Economy" in the hot spring town in Sendai on May 20, 2016. Photo by Kazuhuri Nogi/ AFP

WHO pledges reforms as it admits Ebola mistakes

Jan 25, 2015 - 9:54 PM

UPDATED Despite turning a corner in the fight against Ebola there is no room for complacency WHO head Margaret Chan says

A wide view of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board's special session on the Ebola emergency in Geneva, Switzerland, 25 January 2015.  Christopher Black/WHO

CDC monitoring lab tech after possible Ebola exposure

Dec 25, 2014 - 7:48 AM

The technician is not currently showing any symptoms of the hemorrhagic fever

UNACCEPTABLE. CDC chief Tom Frieden orders a full review after one of its technicians may have been exposed to a live sample of the deadly Ebola virus. File photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images/AFP

Sierra Leone declares 5-day Ebola lockdown in north

Dec 25, 2014 - 7:23 AM

The Sierra Leone government declares a lockdown in the country s northern region making an exception for Christmas Day

Health workers walk on November 13, 2014, on Kerry Town treatment centre, on the outskirts of Freetown, one of several instalations built by the British government in Sierra Leone on a effort to fight the outbreak of Ebola. AFP PHOTO/ FRANCISCO LEONG

First conviction in Sierra Leone under Ebola laws

Dec 24, 2014 - 12:36 PM

Amadu Kargbo was sentenced to 6 months in jail by a court in the southwestern city of Moyamba for secretly burying the dead and failing to report a sick patient

A team of funeral agents specializing in the burial of victims of the Ebola virus put a body in a grave at the Fing Tom cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on October 10, 2014. Florian Plaucher/AFP

Life in the time of Ebola: Where are our health workers?

Dec 17, 2014 - 10:41 AM

While we have the specter of Ebola just outside our door we must face an even bigger monster already in the room: the healthcare worker crisis

UNICEF ups Ebola fight, needs $500M for next 6 months

Dec 13, 2014 - 12:08 AM

This is about restoring family links retracing reuniting children with extended family says Unicef spokeswoman Sarah Crowe

EBOLA. In this file photo, a team of funeral agents specializing in the burial of victims of the Ebola virus put a body in a grave at the Fing Tom cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on October 10, 2014. File photo by Florian Plaucher/AFP

UNDP: Send loans, cash to Ebola-hit countries

Dec 12, 2014 - 5:19 PM

While government spending increased due to recurrent expenditure for treatment of Ebola patients long term investments for infrastructure and development are among the casualties

WHO 'wasted precious time' over Ebola – expert

Dec 04, 2014 - 12:12 AM

Peter Piot the Belgian microbiologist who co discovered the Ebola virus says while an initial delay in confirming the outbreak could be expected there was no excuse for waiting 5 months before acknowledging the extent of the crisis

ANOTHER VICTIM. Liberian nurses bury the body of an Ebola victim in the Banjor Community on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia 06 August 2014. Ahmad Jallanzo/EPA

Tears of Spanish Ebola nurse as she leaves hospital

Nov 05, 2014 - 11:37 PM

I am here to thank everyone I am still very weak Teresa Romero 44 tells a news conference at Carlos III Hospital in Madrid where she has spent the past month mostly in isolation

An entry sign at the entrance to the Carlos III hospital is pictured in Madrid on October 8, 2014. Curto de la Torre/AFP

EU officials to travel to Ebola-hit west Africa next week

Nov 05, 2014 - 11:10 PM

The European leaders are set to visit Sierra Leone Liberia and Guinea from November 12 to November 16

A photograph made available 27 July 2014 shows Liberian health workers in protective gear on the way to bury a woman who died of the Ebola virus from the isolation unit in Foya, Lofa County, Liberia, 02 July 2014. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

After Ebola, should world have standby medical corps?

Sep 26, 2014 - 7:16 AM

Just as our troops in blue helmets help keep people safe a corps in white coats could help keep people healthy says UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon