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Rebuilding of health systems urged in Ebola countries

WHO /Aphaluck Bhatiasevi

The health systems in the three countries in West Africa most affected by the Ebola outbreak need to be rebuilt to avoid future health emergencies. That's according to Margaret Chan the head of…

16 Apr 2015 / Listen /

"Stubborn” Sierra Leone families are hampering ebola fight, says UNICEF

A health worker in Sierra Leone, where unsafe burial practices continue to spread disease. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2014-1586/Bindra

Ebola still isn't under control in Sierra Leone and the "very small number" of people who continue to carry…

17 Mar 2015 / Listen /

WFP offers new hope in fight against Ebola

This plane is bound for Sierra Leone with World Food Programme (WFP) equipment to tackle the Ebola outbreak. Photo: WFP

UN Ebola experts said Wednesday that the killer disease could be stopped in its tracks by the middle of…

11 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Gender equality "gaps" persist in Africa 20 years after landmark event

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia addresses the High-level Thematic Debate on Advancing Gender Equality. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Significant gaps remain in the realization of gender equality in Africa, 20 years after a landmark meeting to boost…

10 Mar 2015 / Listen /
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