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Ebola, Experimental Drugs and Informed Consent: Should Those At Risk Simply Take What The Doctor Orders?
Is it possible to apply the principle of informed consent when giving experimental drugs during a rapid and devastating epidemic?(8/31/2014 8:41:19 PM)
Ebola forces Sierra Leone to relinquish home advantage for qualifier
Sierra Leone have relinquished home advantage for next week’s African Nations Cup qualifier against the Democratic Republic of Congo after failing to find a neutral venue following health fears over the Ebola virus. Sierra Leone, one of the epicentres of the outbreak of the contagious virus which has killed more than 1,550 people, were scheduled to host the Group D match in Freetown on Sept. 10 ...(9/1/2014 4:11:00 PM)
Doctors Without Borders hostage freed in DR Congo
An employee of Doctors Without Borders held hostage for more than a year in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been freed, the medical aid group said on Sunday. "Chantal is free", a spokeswoman for the aid group, also known by its French name Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), said, referring to Congolese staff member Chantal Kaghoma. Radio Okapi, the UN station in DRC, said she and four other ...(8/31/2014 5:15:00 PM)
Lesbian activist escapes mother who wanted to 'fix' her
Christina Fonthes returns to Britain from the Democratic Republic of the Congo after passport was stolen by family A British lesbian activist has flown home to safety after being held captive by her mother in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who wanted to "fix" her sexuality. Christina Fonthes, 27, visited her family in Kinshasa on 11 August, but they stole her passport in a bid to keep her ...(8/31/2014 5:12:10 PM)
Congo-Kinshasa: MSF Sending Ebola Specialists and Supplies to DRC
[MSF]Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a response to the confirmed Ebola viral hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The medical organization, present in DRC for more than 30 years, is sending doctors, nurses, logistics experts, and hygiene specialists to the epicenter of this outbreak.(9/1/2014 8:41:42 AM)
Soccer-Ebola forces Sierra Leone to relinquish home advantage for qualifier
Sierra Leone have relinquished home advantage for next week's African Nations Cup qualifier against the Democratic Republic of Congo after failing to find a neutral venue following health fears over the Ebola virus. Sierra Leone, one of the epicentres of the outbreak of the contagious virus which has killed more than 1,550 people, were scheduled to host the Group D match in Freetown on Sept. 10 ...(9/1/2014 3:20:51 PM)
Ebola alert: Karonga residents demand closure of refugee camp
Concerned citizens in Malawi’s northern border district of Karonga have petition Malawi government for failure to take action on the escape of two people from Democratic Republic of Congo who were suspected of having signs similar to Ebola patients. The petition signed by the chairman of the concerned citizens Wavisanga Silungwe addressed to the District Commissioner...(9/1/2014 9:26:22 AM)
MIDEGO, Inc. To Welcome Global Health Students from Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the next Session ...
Global Health Leader Dr. Elvira Beracochea of MIDEGO, Inc. will lead the 7-Day Health for All NOW online program on September 12th. Participants will learn and apply proven strategies to become effective global health leaders. (PRWeb August 31, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12134888.htm(8/31/2014 11:11:22 PM)
Sierra Leone move qualifier to Lubumbashi
Sierra Leone will host their Afcon qualifier with DR Congo in Lubumbashi because of a ban on football in the country.(8/30/2014 10:43:25 AM)
Congo-Kinshasa: Chimpanzees Airlifted From DR Congo Supermarket to Sanctuary
[UNEP]Two chimpanzees that spent the past year living behind a supermarket in Kinshasa were airlifted by United Nations peacekeepers on 24 August to a permanent sanctuary in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, in a joint effort between the Congolese wildlife authority (ICCN), Gorilla Doctors, the Lwiro Centre for Primate Rehabilitation (CRPL), and the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP).(9/1/2014 4:56:44 AM)
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