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African Union Support to Ebola in West Africa (ASEOWA)

ZumaAddis Ababa, Ethiopia 16 September 2014- The African Union is sending a team of health workers and other specialists to tackle the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa under its operation AU Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA).

The first batch of 30 volunteers under ASEOWA, to be deployed to Liberia, is now at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa and is undergoing pre deployment briefing to prepare them for the mission.

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Important facts about Rabies in Malawi

Facts about RabiesIn Malawi, every dog bite case is associated with rabies until ruled out by the veterinary authorities. Luckily, many people know that it is significant to go straight to the hospital once you have been bitten by a dog, especially if it is stray.

The government spends millions of kwacha annually in the fight against rabies through giving vaccinations to people bitten by dogs. Unfortunately, because of high levels of poverty and inadequate drugs and hospital personnel, many people fail to access proper medical treatment and often people do not reach clinics in time to be treated.

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Concerns raised as more Malawians are travelling to Ebola affected countries

KaliraniBLANTYRE (Maravipost)--More Malawians are travelling to the Ebola affected countries than people from West Africa coming into the country, Health Minister said.

According to her, 155 travellers from the affected countries of Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Senegal and Uganda were screened between August 8 and August 28 at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) alone.

Cuba joins international response to Ebola

Havan sending doctorsAfter meeting in Geneva with World Health Organization director general Margaret Chan, Cuban Health Minister Roberto Morales said that given the history of Cuban international collaboration, particularly in healthcare, Cuba has been asked to join the group of countries which will provide an initial response to the Ebola epidemic in Africa.

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At least 3 in Malawi traffic accident

BLANTYRE (MaraviPost)--At least three people were confirmed dead after the trailer of the lorry they travelling went off and swerved to the ditch at Kwancha Roundabout in Blantyre Thursday.

The three died on spot while several others, who sustained serious injuries, were rushed to Elizabeth Central Hospital.

Deputy Spokesperson for Southern Region Police Beatrice Mikuwa feared the number might rise as some people were seriously injured.

Trailer went off and swerved to the ditch after driver of the lorry (registration number NE 2305), identified as Rashid Anthony Malick, failed to negotiate a corner at Kwacha Roundabout following brake failure.

But some eyewitnesses claimed that truck was also un-roadworthy and heavily loaded.

The truck, which was heading to East Bank in the Lower Shire district of Chikwawa, had various items ranging from groceries to kitchen wares.

Meanwhile, the driver of the truck belonging to Malick Investments is in police custody.

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