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US$100 million fund needed for future health alerts

Margaret Chan, Director General WHO, said the world was ill-prepared for Ebola. Photo: UN Photo/Violaine Martin

Additional powers and a US$100 million fund are needed to tackle future global health alerts, the World Health Organization's chief said on Monday. Margaret Chan described the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa…

18 May 2015 / Listen /

First confirmed Ebola case in Italy

Health worker in Sierra Leone. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2014-1586/Bindra

The first case of the deadly Ebola virus has been detected in Italy according to the World Health Organization…

14 May 2015 / Listen /

Lessons from ebola tragedy must be taken on board, say experts

WHO didn't do enough early on to convince communities that clinics could help defeat the killer disease, according to the independent panel. Photo: UNMEER/Martine Perret

Lessons must be learned from the handling of public health alerts like ebola, experts said on Monday. The warning…

11 May 2015 / Listen /

Liberia recovering from "national nightmare"

Karin Landgren, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Liberia and Head of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), briefs the Security Council. UN Photo/Mark Garten

After 14 months of a "national nightmare", the head of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) says the country…

6 May 2015 / Listen /
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