Ebola Outbreak

May 23, 2015

WHO identifies new areas as Ebola hotspots

The World Health Organisation this week identified a rural community north of the capital as a new hot-spot for infections. Their story provides a very vivid depiction of what medics – and ordinary people – face in the struggle to eradicate the virus.

Ebola survivor recounts her harrowing ordeal
March 26, 2015

Ebola survivor recounts her harrowing ordeal

The latest in our series of special reports on Liberia’s road to recovery.The ebola outbreak has killed more than 10,000 people in the past year – and left many more struggling to rebuild their lives.One survivor is Wokie Gray, who caught ebola while working as […]

January 8, 2015

IMF considering debt relief to Ebola-hit countries in West Africa

The economies of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone are facing economic strife following the deadly Ebola outbreak. The charity network, Jubilee USA, is now calling for the International Monetary Fund to cancel their debt to help them recover. CCTV America’s Kate Fisher reported this story from Washington, […]

December 26, 2014

Ebola weakens West African mining industry

A year ago, West Africa’s mining industry was seen as a potential boost to the region’s economy. But with the ebola outbreak, the industry has seen setbacks and even pullouts by investors. CCTV’s Stephanie Fried reported this story from Forecariah diamond mine in Guinea.

December 22, 2014

Thousands of children orphaned by Ebola, many face social stigma

One of the harshest realities of West Africa’s Ebola epidemic is orphaned children. According to UNICEF, thousands of children, perhaps has high as 7,000 have been orphaned by parents who have died from the disease. CCTV America’s Stephanie Freid reported this story from N’Zerekore, Guinea.

December 9, 2014

Foreign volunteers adapt to Liberian environment to fight Ebola

Foreign volunteers and experts working at Ebola Treatment Units (ETU) and other medical facilities in Liberia were striving to adapt to the local environment in order to better fight the Ebola epidemic currently raging across parts of West Africa. CCTV News’ Angelo Coppola visited one […]

December 8, 2014

Fewer parents vaccinate children, fearing Ebola

Health experts in Sierra Leone said the country’s current Ebola crisis could well be masking outbreaks of other diseases. Since the virus took hold, immunologists say fewer parents are taking their children for vaccinations against preventable diseases like measles and polio. CCTV America’s Katerina Vittozzi […]

December 7, 2014

Chinese mobile testing lab plays vital role in battle against Ebola

Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Koroma declared that the “fight is on” against the deadly Ebola virus. In his end of year address to parliament, he also praised local and international healthcare workers for their work in treating the disease. His comments came as international teams continue to […]

December 3, 2014

Multimedia campaign features Ebola survivors

A multimedia campaign called ‘I survived Ebola’ has kicked off with a series of videos that feature Ebola survivors from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.  The campaign highlights messages of hope and resilience in the midst of the ongoing epidemic. 

November 30, 2014

Ebola dominates agenda at French-speaking countries’ summit

Leaders from 77 French-speaking countries met in Senegal for a two-day summit. But this summit, which was also called the Francophone Summit, is at a crossroads. With a majority youthful population, economic and security problems, its influence has gradually waned. CCTV America’s Robert Nagila reported […]

November 27, 2014

New Ebola treatment center opens in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone’s government said the Ebola outbreak there may have peaked. Information Minister Alpha Kanu said new infections will soon start declining, thanks to new treatment centers. However, Kanu called on the United States to send military aid, while The World Health Organisation warned transmission […]

November 25, 2014

Serious Ebola challenges remain in Sierra Leone

The U.N. has said that parts of Sierra Leon will miss the targets it set to curb the spread of Ebola, including getting 70 percent of victims to treatment facilities and ensuring 70 percent of burials were conducted safely by December. CCTV America’s Katerina Vittozzi […]

November 19, 2014

South African company donates scooters in Ebola fight

AfroCentric Health, a South African health care company, has donated 17 motor scooters to South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, following a call by the minister for South African businesses to support the United Nations Ebola Response Fund. CCTV America’s Rene del Carme reported this […]

November 13, 2014

U.S. hospitals stock up on Ebola prevention supplies

Craig Spencer, the last Ebola patient in the U.S., was released from a New York hospital on Tuesday free of the virus. Meanwhile, hospitals and medical supply companies around the country are still stepping up efforts to deal with the virus. CCTV America’s Roza Kazan […]

November 12, 2014

WHO appeals for more funds as Ebola deaths pass 5,000

At least 5,160 people have died in the most widespread Ebola outbreak in history, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. It also said that of the $260 million needed to combat the disease, just under half had been received and another 15 percent had been […]

November 8, 2014

Malian town under Ebola surveillance

The western town of Kayes is known by some as the pressure cooker of Africa as a result of its oppressive heat. At the moment, however, Kayes is feeling a different kind of pressure resulting from the possibility of Ebola breaking out in Mali.

Ebola Africa Containment
November 3, 2014

CAF: African Cup date will not change despite Ebola fears

There will be no change to the dates for next year’s African Cup of Nations despite the Ebola outbreak, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Monday. The CAF also said host country Morocco has until Saturday to agree to the schedule or lose the […]