Dutch initiative Giro 555 collected a total of 10.5 million euros to aid in the fight against Ebola. The campaign is officially winding down now when the virus appears to have resurfaced in Guinea and Liberia, where the number of Ebola patients is reaching the year’s highest, writes Trouw.
Three stowaways managed to hide on the Karel Doorman, the largest ship of the Royal Marines. "I was speechless", says the commander of the ship. "This is Africa."
The Nigerian who had been treated for Ebola in the UMC Utrecht in recent weeks, has returned to Africa. He has been cured and can not infect others
The action week to raise money for Ebola concludes today with a National Action Day. Thus fa 4.5 million euro has been raised to fight the disaster.
The Karel Doorman is being loaded with medical supplies in the port of Den Helder today. The Marine vessel will be leaving for West Africa on Thursday to take supplies for the fight against Ebola.
The Cooperating Aid Agencies (Samewerkende Hulporganisaties - SHO) have announced that they will raise money in a national relief effort in the fight against Ebola via Giro 555.
A Liberian asylum seeker was on his way to Brussels, from where he would be deported back to Liberia, when he got the surprising news that he can remain in the Netherlands.
The man had repeatedly appealed against his deportation because of the Ebola epidemic prevailing in his country, but all his requests were denied.
A ruling by the court in Roermond prevented the deportation of the 31 year old man, his lawyer confirmed. Last week the court in Den Bosch ruled that he must be returned to Liberia despite the Ebola epidemic.
Heineken has sent their staff of a subsidiary in Sierra Leone home due to the Ebola epidemic.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced on Thursday that thirteen Dutch doctors and nurses are ready to travel to West Africa to fight Ebola.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is building an imitation Ebola clinic in an old factory building in Slotervaart. This will be used as a training center for new employees who will be sent to Ebola infected countries in West Africa
All Dutch hospitals received a letter from Minister Schippers calling for health care personnel to provide assistance in Ebola areas.
The National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) has alerted GPs, specialists and Municipal Health Services (GGD's) to the threat of Ebola, and asks them to keep an eye on people with fevers, as this could warrant an Ebola check, the Algemeen Dagblad reports today.
Dutch nationals in West African countries where the ebola virus has broken out have been asked to register themselves at the embassy. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called for this measure due to the speed with which the virus is spreading, the NOS reports.
A bio-tech company in Leiden is making headway developing a vaccine against the deadly, and fast-spreading ebola virus. In an interview with Het Financieele Dagblad, Maria Pau, head of the research program, says that data from tests on monkeys is very promising.