Canada Ebola

Hunger Is a Less Visible, but Real Side Effect of Ebola

Plan International Canada | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Impact
Plan International Canada

Even when Ebola is finally contained, the reality is thousands of people will continue to face hunger and malnutrition leading to death for months, if not years. While they won't succumb to the disease itself, they'll still experience hunger because of the effects of an Ebola epidemic.

British, Canadian Military Join Ebola Fight In Sierra Leone

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.20.2014 | Canada Politics

LONDON - Reservists and troops from Britain and Canada have left for Sierra Leone to help in the battle to contain the Ebola virus outbreak.British of...

Canadian Ebola Vaccine Trial Halted Due To Side Effects

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada Living

Swiss researchers have temporarily halted a clinical trial of a Canadian-made Ebola vaccine after seeing an unexpected side-effect in a few people who...

Here's What We Cared About In 2014, According To Facebook

CP | Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada Living

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments, from the birth of a new baby to heated political spats. So what got disc...

Stop Ebola From Wreaking Havoc on Children's Lives

Amitha Kalaichandran | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada Impact
Amitha Kalaichandran

The Ebola epidemic is far from over. At this time children are severely affected both by the disease itself and the other sequelae that tragedies such as infectious disease and war leave behind. These children are in need of not just a biomedical approach to Ebola but a "whole-child" approach that addresses other issues that affect child wellbeing.

Canadian Forces Deployed To Sierra Leone To Fight Ebola

CBC | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada Living

A Canadian Forces medical team left CFB Trenton in Ontario on Saturday en route to Britain, where they’ll undergo training before deploying to Sierr...

Has Canada Forgotten the Harsh Lessons of SARS Already?

Colleen M. Flood | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Colleen M. Flood

It was just 11 years ago when the World Health Organization slapped Toronto with a travel advisory, costing the city $2 billion and 28,000 jobs. This was not because of the number of SARS cases (similar in number to Singapore, which had no such advisory) but because Ottawa did not have a public health leader who could effectively coordinate with the provinces and communicate the outbreak's status to other countries.

How Frederick Banting Might Attack Ebola

Neil Seeman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Living
Neil Seeman

I imagined: How would Banting, when physicians feared diabetes the same way we all fear Ebola today, have approached the crisis when technology was similarly undergoing a revolution during the fin de siècle? Banting was possessed of tenacity and optimism.

Put a Face to the Numbers Struggling With HIV/AIDS

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

We're winning the fight against HIV/AIDS, but we can't be complacent. There's still work to be done. For instance, more than 21 million people don't have access to the treatments that can lengthen and improve their lives--largely because an estimated 19 million are unaware they have HIV at all.

Canadian Military Medics To Be Sent To Ebola-Plagued Sierra Leone

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadian military medical specialists are getting ready to deploy to the epicentre of the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, and the feder...

Canada Sending Military To Africa To Fight Ebola Outbreak

CBC | Posted 11.27.2014 | Canada

Canada is offering 40 military personnel and an additional $20.9 million to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Health Minister Rona Ambro...

Ebola Is Still Ravaging Sierra Leone

Kirsty Duncan | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada Politics
Kirsty Duncan

Despite a major scaling-up of efforts by the Government of Sierra Leone, the United Nations, the United Kingdom, donors and other partners, transmissi...

Cross-Border Shoppers Now Face Ebola Quiz

CBC | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada Business

Cross-border bargain hunters will be met with a new slate of questions from Canadian border guards when they return home this week. Thousands of Can...

Surgeon Who Died From Ebola Endured Agonizing Delays

CP | Josh Funk And Nelson Lampe, The Associated Press | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada

OMAHA, Neb. - A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone did not receive aggressive treatment until nearly two weeks after he first sta...

Ebola-Stricken Doctor Dies In U.S. Hospital

CP | Nelson Lampe, The Associated Press | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada

OMAHA, Neb. - A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospita...

Be Careful or You May Catch 'Fearbola'

Michelle Driedger | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Living
Michelle Driedger

Providing effective communication is critical to ensuring health care workers feel informed and safe at work. Nursing union representatives have clearly expressed that nurses do not feel prepared for Ebola in their hospitals. Media stories have documented how personal protective equipment and training for front line health workers hasn't been available in all hospital locations across the country.

New Ebola Quarantine Measures Divide Travellers Into 2 Classes

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2014 | Canada Travel

TORONTO - People coming to Canada from Ebola-affected countries — including returning health-care workers — will need to undergo a more formal 21-...

This Town Has Lost One In Ten People To Ebola

CP | Wade Williams, The Associated Press | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada

JENE-WONDE, Liberia - A schoolteacher brought his sick daughter from Liberia's capital to this small town of 300 people. Soon he was dead along with h...

Aid Community Fears Feds Will Tighten Ebola Measures

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's aid community is buzzing with speculation that the federal government may be poised to escalate its measures aimed at otherwise heal...

Canada Used Loophole To Justify Ebola Visa Ban: WHO

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canada appears to have used a loophole — a rather large one — to justify to the World Health Organization its decision to stop issuing v...

Multinational Corporation Pressures Harper To End Ebola Visa Ban

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - An multinational company with major operations in Canada is asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to reverse the government's decision to res...

Justify Visa Ban On Ebola-Affected Countries: WHO To Canada

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - The World Health Organization has asked Canada to justify its decision to limit travel to this country from the West African countries comba...

The Gift of Radio for Children Facing Ebola

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

I feel so encouraged that radio is providing comfort to children in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis. In partnership with the country's government, World Vision is helping children continue their schooling by broadcasting educational programs for kids hunkered down at home.

Canada Shuts Its Doors To Visitors From Ebola-Hit Countries

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Travel

TORONTO - Canada is following in Australia's footsteps and has closed its doors, effectively immediately, to people from the West African countries ba...

Canada, Don't Forget About Basic Population Health

Hedy Fry | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada
Hedy Fry

‎Canada should and could have a role, working through the World Health Organization, to create such basic systems, through international aid. But, it must also look internally to the failure of our own health system to serve the needs of our Northern peoples where TB is highest (234 cases per 100,000) primarily because of inadequate housing and overcrowding.