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Tsipras aims to bolster public health care

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Thursday his government will bolster public health care in Greece through the hiring of 4,500 specialized staff and the abolition of a compulsory 5-euro ($5.4) fee for treatment at public hospitals.
Miami Herald: April 3, 2015

Ebola Vaccines Trial Begins in Liberia

A large-scale trial of two potential Ebola vaccines has begun in Liberia as part of a global effort to prevent a repeat of the epidemic that has killed nearly 9,000 people in West Africa.
February 2, 2015

In one Athens suburb, austerity rips a hole in safety net

The deterioration of the Greece's social safety net amid austerity-driven cuts helped propel anti-austerity party Syriza to victory last week. And the cuts continue to have a very real – and detrimental – impact on Greek health.
Christian Science Monitor: February 1, 2015

Greek health cuts a matter of life and death on Samos

Greece's economic woes mean that paramedics on the picturesque island of Samos are increasingly faced with the terrible dilemma of who to save and who to leave to die.
Yahoo! News: January 22, 2015

Ebola vaccine 'promising in African populations'

The first-ever trial of an Ebola vaccine in Africa shows promising initial results, according to a report in the Lancet medical journal.
BBC: December 23, 2014

Obesity 'could be a disability' - EU courts rule

Obesity can constitute a disability in certain circumstances, the EU's highest court has ruled.
BBC: December 19, 2014

Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone bodies found piled up in Kono

Health officials in Sierra Leone have discovered scores of bodies in a remote diamond-mining area, raising fears that the scale of the Ebola outbreak may have been underreported.
BBC: December 11, 2014

Ebola crisis: Huge risk of spread - UN's Tony Banbury

The UN's Ebola mission chief in West Africa tells the BBC that there is still a "huge risk" that the deadly virus could spread to other countries.
BBC: December 1, 2014

Ebola test offering 15-minute results on trial in Guinea

A 15-minute blood and saliva test for Ebola is to be trialled in Guinea, it has been announced.
BBC: November 28, 2014

US isolates troops after ebola efforts in West Africa

U.S. troops returning from West Africa are being placed under isolation at a base in Italy, even though none of the soldiers has symptoms of Ebola, as a precaution to prevent the potential spread of the virus, the Pentagon said on Monday.
October 27, 2014