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Ebola outbreak in West Africa "not yet over", says UN envoy

Dr David Nabarro, Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Ebola. UN Photo/Loey Felipe (file)

The deadly Ebola outbreak which killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa is not yet over, according to the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Ebola. The number of cases has dropped dramatically…

2 Jun 2015 / Listen /

Gains made to end Ebola could be lost unless job completed

Health worker in Sierra Leone. Photo: UNICEF/Bindra

Gains made fighting the Ebola outbreak could be lost unless the job is completed. That's the message of caution…

2 Jun 2015 / Listen /

Ebola “fire” needs to be put out for good, warns WHO

The global community needs to help countries rebuild already fragile health systems, WHO says. Photo: UNMEER/Martine Perret

A radical change in the way the global community reacts to health emergencies is needed if we're to avoid…

21 May 2015 / Listen /

US$100 million fund needed for future health alerts

Margaret Chan, Director General WHO, said "vastly insufficient" medicines had reached Yemen during a recent ceasefire. 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…

18 May 2015 / Listen /
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