About: West Africa

Kanayo F. Nwanze is President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). [C. Schubert/Flickr]
Development Policy 25-11-2014

Agriculture development chief: ‘The crisis after Ebola will be a food shortage crisis’

Food production structures in many West African countries face the threat of collapse – a consequence of the Ebola epidemic that is also likely to affect Europe, says Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in an interview with EURACTIV Germany.
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Development Policy 17-10-2014

Médecins Sans Frontières chief: ‘The fight against Ebola is like a war’

The Ebola epidemic currently sweeping through West Africa continues its advance. In an interview with EURACTIV France, Brice De Le Vingne says that only a vaccine can halt the progress of the epidemic.
Ebola
Health 09-10-2014

Spanish health trade union leader: We only had 15 minutes of training on Ebola

The Madrid regional government has not given health personnel enough training to deal with Ebola properly, including the Spanish nurse Teresa Romero, who is now the first person in the world to contract the virus outside Africa, says Juan Carlos Mejías. Romero was in contact with one of two ill Spanish priests who died of the disease in Madrid's Carlos III Hospital.

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