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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 the year as they announced that they're to join forces with the World Food…

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 /

Early detection sought for "zoonotic" diseases in Africa

Technician working in one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Uganda Virus Research Institute. (Photo: IAEA/M. Warnau)

Health experts across Africa should be able to better track and detect animal diseases that threaten humans as a…

6 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Ebola vaccine efficacy trial ready to launch in Guinea

Working towards zero cases of Ebola. Photo: UNMEER/Martine Perret

An experimental vaccine is to be tested for its effectiveness to prevent Ebola, according to the World Health Organization…

5 Mar 2015 / Listen /
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