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  • Child prostitutes in Liberia sleep in graves to stay alive

    Inhuman! Child prostitutes in Liberia sleep in graves to stay alive

    World | July 10, 2016 18:10 IST

    In a terrifying revelation, it was found that child prostitutes in Liberia spend their nights in graveyards in order to keep themselves safe.

  • ebola crisis not yet over report

    Ebola crisis not yet over: Report

    World | March 24, 2015 12:07 IST

    Johannesburg: The number of Ebola cases might have declined, but the crisis caused by the disease is not yet over, the global medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Monday.The organisation also revealed

  • un agencies join forces for zero ebola in west africa

    UN agencies join forces for zero Ebola in West Africa

    World | March 12, 2015 7:15 IST

    United Nations: Two UN agencies -- the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) -- have come together to bring the cases of Ebola outbreak in West Africa down to zero, a

  • ebola vaccines testing starts in liberia

    Ebola vaccines testing starts in Liberia

    World | February 02, 2015 21:14 IST

    Monrovia, Liberia: Large-scale human testing of two potential Ebola vaccines got under way in Liberia's capital Monday, part of a global effort to prevent a repeat of the epidemic that has now claimed nearly 9,000

  • new ebola cases lowest in seven months who

    New Ebola cases lowest in seven months: WHO

    World | January 30, 2015 6:23 IST

    Washington: The number of new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the three worst-affected countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia has fallen to the lowest level since late June, the World Health Organisation

  • who team that rescued india from polio joins fight against

    WHO team that rescued India from polio, joins fight against Ebola in Africa

    India | January 22, 2015 13:35 IST

    New Delhi: A team of World Health Organisation (WHO) workers who played a key role in eradicating polio from states like Wes Bengal Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, has now taken the challenge to fight against

  • liberia cremates 2 800 ebola bodies

    Liberia cremates 2,800 Ebola bodies

    World | January 22, 2015 6:57 IST

    Monrovia: The Liberian government on Wednesday said 2,800 bodies have so far been cremated following the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.This was disclosed by the head of the National Ebola Burial Team, Ciatta Bishop,

  • un s liberian mission with indian policing extended

    UN's Liberian mission, with Indian policing, extended

    World | December 18, 2014 10:42 IST

    United Nations: The Security Council has extended the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which has the participation of Indian police, till September next year, tailoring its mandate to focus on civilian protection, humanitarian assistance,

  • ebola death toll rises to 6 331 as s leone overtakes liberia

    Ebola death toll rises to 6,331 as S Leone overtakes Liberia

    World | December 27, 2014 11:07 IST

    Geneva: More than 6,300 people have now died from Ebola in the three hardest hit nations in west Africa, the World Health Organization has said, as Sierra Leone overtook Liberia as the country with the

  • ebola could be contained by mid 2015 ban ki moon

    Ebola could be contained by mid-2015: Ban Ki-moon

    World | November 22, 2014 8:51 IST

    Washington: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the spread of the deadly Ebola virus could be contained by mid-2015.Ban made the observation Friday and said that the Ebola outbreak could be contained by continuing

  • minnesota health care workers to join ebola fight

    Minnesota health care workers to join Ebola fight

    World | November 19, 2014 7:30 IST

    Minneapolis: A Minnesota-based humanitarian organization is preparing to send a team of medical responders to Liberia to help fight Ebola.The group of 11 health care workers includes four Liberian-Americans. They leave on Thursday for the

  • ebola death toll rises to 5 177 who

    Ebola death toll rises to 5,177: WHO

    World | November 15, 2014 11:08 IST

    Geneva: The World Health Organisation said today that 5,177 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries, out of a total 14,413 cases of infection, since late December 2013.On Wednesday, the UN health

  • global ebola death toll hits 4 960 who

    Global Ebola death toll hits 4,960: WHO

    World | November 08, 2014 9:41 IST

    Geneva: The World Health Organisation said today that 13,268 people had been infected with Ebola across eight countries, and 4,960 of them had died.On Wednesday, it had reported 13,042 cases and 4,818 deaths.The UN health

  • unicef to increase staff in africa to combat ebola

    UNICEF to increase staff in Africa to combat Ebola

    World | November 04, 2014 10:43 IST

    United Nations: UNICEF said that the agency would be increasing its staff from 300 to 600 to combat Ebola in West Africa's Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three countries most affected by the dreaded

  • liberians fast pray for three days to break ebola curse

    Liberians fast, pray for three days to break Ebola 'curse'

    World | October 30, 2014 9:32 IST

    Monrovio: Liberians began fasting and prayers Wednesday for redemption from the curse of Ebola, that has gripped them. They will continue with the rituals for three days. So far this epidemic has killed 2,705 people

  • australia suspends entry visas from ebola affected region

    Australia suspends entry visas from Ebola-affected region

    World | October 29, 2014 10:27 IST

    Canberra: Australia is suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep out the disease.The government is canceling and refusing non-permanent or temporary visas held by people who

  • chinese peacekeepers to help build ebola quarantine center

    Chinese peacekeepers to help build Ebola quarantine center

    World | October 29, 2014 7:05 IST

    United Nation: The Chinese contingent of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) will help build an Ebola Quarantine and Control Center in the capital city of Monrovia, a UN spokesperson said here Tuesday.Stephane Dujarric told

  • ebola responsible for more than 4 800 deaths who

    Ebola responsible for more than 4,800 deaths: WHO

    World | October 23, 2014 8:34 IST

    London: The World Health Organization says Ebola is now believed to have killed more than 4,800 people globally and that the spread of the lethal virus remains "persistent and widespread" in West Africa.In a new

  • barack obama coalition building again this time on ebola

    Barack Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola

    World | October 20, 2014 23:49 IST

    Washington: After rallying dozens of nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama is back in the coalition-building business — this time to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.Obama is

  • ebola death toll soars to 4 555 total 9 216 cases

    Ebola Death Toll Soars to 4,555, Total 9,216 Cases Registered: WHO

    World | October 18, 2014 9:43 IST

    Geneva: More than 4,500 people have died in the deadly Ebola outbreak that began in west Africa at the beginning of the year, fresh World Health Organization figures showed today.The UN health agency said that