Must read: For Cameroon, prevention of Ebola is better than cure

Andre Mama Fouda: Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health


Prevention of Ebola will be better than cure: It should be duly noted that, as of this date, there has been no reported, or suspected case of Ebola Virus infected person in Cameroon or among Cameroonians anywhere else. The Government of Cameroon is leaving no stone unturned to maintain this current status and protect all Cameroonians from this deadly virus.

According to cameroon-embassy, Andre Mama Fouda: Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health gave a press conference on the 29th of August 2014. in it, he elaborated details of an emergency plan in case the ebola virus was eventually getting into the country. An isolation centre has been created in the Nylon neighborhood (quartier Nylon), in the vicinity of the Douala International airport for suspected cases of Ebola that may enter Cameroon via the Douala Airport. The government strategy has also enabled the development of isolation wards in some hospitals. 
The minister revelled that 630 million CFA (about € 960,428.81) has been allocated to combat the Ebola virus if it gets into Cameroon and prevent its spread. The fund is to support the national response against the disease. These include the purchase of medical equipments for screening, training of health care staff, security service and immigration personnel, as well as journalists. The emergency plan also includes a number of sensitization campaigns to raise awareness about the disease among Cameroonians.

Source: cameroon-embassy

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The Richest Women Today – Mrs Folorunsho Alakija gives an empowering speech to Lagos university students.

The Richest Women Today – Mrs Folorunsho Alakija gave a beatiful speech to Lagos University students during the 2014 UN International Youths Day; Lagos. She said she was not previlege to have a university degree but today, she is the richest woman in the world (and I must add dethroned Oprah Winfrey in 2013). 
Her speech goes like this…
“I come from Ikorodu, Lagos state. I am married to a dashing young lawyer of 70 years of age and we have four grown up gentlemen and grandchildren. It has not been a rag to riches fairytale. It has not been an overnight phenomenon like some cases which you find here and there all over the world. For as long as I can remember, I had always wanted my own business. Hard work…am trying to tell you how I got to where I am if you want those billions. Hard work, diligence, persistence…days where you nearly gave up but I chose not to give up.” Continue…
It would have been easy to compromise but I chose not to and I stayed focus. I could have stayed a secretary as my father desired according to his plan for me but I had bigger aspirations. I dreamt big. God strengthened me and gave me wisdom. I had a passion and burning desire to succeed. Being a secretary, a banker, a fashion icon, a cooperate promoter and printer, a real estate owner, an oil magnate, that I can assure you was no easy feat. Firm belief that what is worth doing is what doing well or not doing at all. I took charge of my life with the tools I have shared with you. I chose to become born again at the age of 40. I chose to make a covenant with God that if he would bless me I would work for him all the days of my life. I chose to hold on to the cross and look up to him every step of the way. Today additional accomplishment includes a wife of almost 40 years, a mother, grandmother, ministry, counseling, outreach, NGO Rose of Sharon Foundation for widows and Author, writer, author of several inspirational books. All I say to the glory of God. So I am 63 and I am not yet done. So what is your excuse? I never went to a University and I am proud to say so because I don’t think I have done too badly. You do not have to have a University education to be able to make it so count yourselves privileged to have that education as part of the feather in your cap” she said.

South African Lawrence Maleka will no longer be the host of Star Gist show on Africa Magic TV

Well well, I am sad to see the South African Lawrence Maleka departure from Star Gist show on Africa Magic. Him and the Zimbabwean Big Brother amplified star, Vimbai Mutinhiriand have always kept us glued to the screen. 
In 2012, Lawrence auditioned for STAR GIST because he needed a new challenge and the got the part. His words: “STAR GIST is an amazing show that celebrates our own, showing that we are just as good if not better than our international counterparts. The crew is made up of a vibrant group of people that LOVE their work.” He said this was his proudest achievement so far “My first television show, I had the highest ratings for the channel”, he says.
Eventhough this has been a challenging but exciting journey for the young ambitious star, I guess it is time opting for bigger things in the USA…? right??; looking foward to seeing you hanging out with big stars and celebrities like Jay Z…etc, says Vimbai Mutinhiriand towards the end of today’s show which indeed was Lawrences’s last. 
Africa loves you Lawrence Maleka and wishing you all the best in your future plans.

Breaking News: Cameroon Footballer Albert Ebosse dies from ‘head injury’

Footballer Albert Ebosse dies from ‘head injury’ after being hit by object thrown from crowd.
According to Richard Beech report on Mirror.co.uk, Albert Ebosse was playing a match in Algeria when fans started launching objects onto the pitch. The 24-year-old was taken to hospital but died after sustaining a head injury as he left the pitch.
He goes on confirming that, the striker had scored for home side JS Kabylie, but could not prevent them losing 2-1 to rivals USM Alger. As the final whistle blew, disgruntled fans started to throw objects onto the pitch.
USM Alger described the tragic events as ‘terrible’, and released the following statement. “JS Kabylie’s Cameroonian striker has lost his life after being hit in the head by something launched from the stands
“In these painful circumstances, USM Alger and its members send their deepest condolences to the family of the deceased and to JS Kabylie. May Albert Ebosse rest in peace.”
How ironic as the Striker Albert Ebosse had recently spoken on French TV about the issues of racism in football (Second picture is from that interview).
RIP

Breaking news: Two new confirmed cases of Ebola in Nigeria??!!!

This was confirmed today by the Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu. Accoding the information released, the infected persons are the first secondary contacts. they are spouses of two previous Ebola patients. This could only make sence as they had primary contact with Liberian; Patrick Sawyer, who according the Misnistry of Health, brought the desease into the country.
A total of 14 cases of Ebola are recorded in the country, claiming the lives of 5 patients who tested positive including Patrick Sawyer .

Is the search for Ebola cure promising ??!!!

Can we start jubilating??!! Despite having no cure for Ebola, BBC report today that a minister confirmed; three doctors in Liberia with Ebola who started taking an experimental drug last Thursday are showing remarkable signs of improvement. Nevertheless, the World Health Organization (WHO) has ruled that untested drugs can be used in light of the scale of outbreak in West Africa.

Breaking news: Missing 17 suspected Ebola patients have been found.

Thanking God as missing suspected Ebola patients were found.
People who were being screened for Ebola when they fled a health center during looting have turned themselves into a hospital, a Liberian official said Today.
As pointed out yesterday, the patients fled when an Ebola holding facility was ransacked in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, on Saturday night, raising fears that the deadly virus might spread into the densely populated slum surrounding it. Information Minister Lewis Brown said today that the last 17 people who were missing have now turned themselves in to a treatment center at a major hospital in the capital.
It was also confirmed that people who fled have not yet been confirmed to have Ebola; and that they were in the holding center because they were at risk of having the disease. Mr Brown said they are now being tested.
“They were traced and finally they turned themselves in at the JFK” hospital, Brown told The Associated Press.
Eventhough this is good news, there is still fear that the desease may have been spread during their escape and also the fact that, residents of the West Point slum stole bloody sheets and mattresses during the looting. It is still not clear where those items are.
This raid has certainly been a huge setback in the struggle to contain the outbreak.