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Sierra Leone declares emergency to combat ebola

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has declared a state of emergency to help the country deal with the worst ever outbreak of the Ebola virus.
July 31, 2014

West Africa battles worst ever ebola outbreak

The rapidly spreading Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever, health officials say.
July 29, 2014

Mexico restricts soft drink TV ads to fight obesity

Mexico is restricting television advertising for high-calorie food and soft drinks, as part of its campaign against obesity, the government says.
BBC: July 16, 2014

Greek public health system 'catastrophic', says German official

Wolfgang Zoeller, a former commissioner for patients’ issues, says tight time frame imposed by the troika for health sector reform was 'impossible to carry out'
Enet: July 6, 2014

Ebola death toll hits 208 in Guinea

Some 208 people have now died from the Ebola virus in Guinea after a deadly spike in recent days, world health officials say.
BBC: June 4, 2014

Free drugs for uninsured Greeks

There are between 1.9 and 2.4 million Greeks, or roughly 20 percent of the total population, without social insurance, Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis said on Wednesday as he announced plans to provide these people with free medicines.
eKathimerini: April 23, 2014

Greek man who lived in Saudi Arabia treated in critical condition with MERS respiratory virus

MERS belongs to the coronavirus family that includes the common cold and SARS
New Europe: April 23, 2014

Tamiflu: Millions wasted on flu drug, claims major report

Hundreds of millions of pounds may have been wasted on a drug for flu that works no better than paracetamol, a landmark analysis has said.
BBC: April 10, 2014

Uninsured patients with contagious diseases are being left untreated, voluntary health clinic warns

Failure to provide medication for hepatitis patients represents a 'lurking danger' for public health, claims Metropolitan Community Clinic at Elliniko
Enet: April 10, 2014

Ebola: Liberia confirms cases, Senegal shuts border

The first two cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Liberia, after spreading from neighbouring Guinea, where the deadly virus has killed 78 people.
BBC: March 31, 2014