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SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA VACCINE TRIAL

An Ebola vaccine trail was launched this week in Sierra Leone in an effort to assess the safety and efficacy of a candidate Ebola vaccine. UNMEER

17 Apr 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA FREETOWN

As Sierra Leone gets closer to the goal of zero Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the Chief of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) today (15 April) toured the country's capital, Freetown. UNMEER

15 Apr 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA KAMBIA PORTLOKO

The Chief of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Tuesday visited two districts in Sierra Leone, a country that has experienced a sharp drop in Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases over the past two weeks. UNMEER

15 Apr 2015 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA PRESSER

A World Health Organization (WHO) top official said Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is still a threat for the international community, but the risk of it spreading seems to be diminishing. WHO

10 Apr 2015 | Read More »

WHO / WORLD HEALTH DAY

Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tuesday kicked off World Health day with a visit to the Rungis wholesale market in Paris.¬†WHO  

7 Apr 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA QUARANTINE HOUSING

The old police academy barracks in Hastings, Sierra Leone are being renovated to house Ebola quarantined families who don't have a proper place to stay. UNMEER

3 Apr 2015 | Read More »

UN / AUTISM

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for greater access and work opportunities for persons with autism. UNIFEED-UNTV

2 Apr 2015 | Read More »

WHO / WORLD HEALTH DAY ADVANCER

New data on the harm caused by food-borne illnesses underscore the global threats posed by unsafe foods, and the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food supply chain, according to the World Health Organization, which next week is dedicating its annual World Health Day to the issue of food safety. WHO / FILE

2 Apr 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA REOPENED HOSPITAL

Since it opened in 2002, Holy Spirit Hospital in Makeni, Sierra Leone, had been a model institution. But with the outset on the Ebola outbreak in May 2014, the hospital was forced to close its doors. UNMEER

1 Apr 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA QUARANTINE LATRINES

The tiny village of Kontadubala in Kambia District, Sierra Leone, may seem like a postcard of idyllic country life, but the Ebola crisis has shed a light on longstanding problems such as the lack of water and sanitation. UNMEER

31 Mar 2015 | Read More »

 

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