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10. – HEALTH

UNMEER / EBOLA TREATMENT UNIT

The Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury, visited on Friday an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) outside the Sierra Leone capital, where a response surge is being launched. UNMEER

12 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA BANBURY

The Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury, travelled to Freetown where he conducted a series of meetings, including with President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone. UNMEER.

11 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA MARGARET CHAN

Speaking in Geneva at a meeting on Building resilient health systems in Ebola-affected countries, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said "we believe building health is a nation building strategy, without basic public health infrastructures and the systems in place, no country is stable." WHO

10 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA NABARRO

The head of the United Nations' response to the Ebola outbreak told reporters in Geneva that progress is being made in controlling the virus, but an enormous job still lies ahead. David Nabarro has recently returned from West Africa, where he visited all four countries now affected by Ebola – Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and [...]

9 Dec 2014 | Read More »

LIBERIA / EBOLA ECONOMY IMPACT

Liberia -one of the three most affected countries by Ebola- could experience negative GDP growth for the first time since the war ended 11 years ago unless urgent action is taken to stimulate the economy. This West African country was one of the fastest growing economies in the world last year, but recent projections show [...]

5 Dec 2014 | Read More »

BAN / EBOLA ECONOMY

Speaking at a meeting of the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that despite the speed and generosity of the international response to the Ebola outbreak much 'more will be asked before this emergency is over."  UNIFEED-UNTV

5 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

In Mogadishu, Somalia‟s capital, dozens of persons with disabilities today gathered at the popular Hilaac UK Restaurant to mark the International Day OF Persons with Disabilities and discuss the challenges they face in everyday life. The event was organised by the Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN), an umbrella group that advocates for the rights of disabled [...]

3 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

The persons with disabilities need to be actively engaged in disaster risk reduction planning – it was said at the United Nations (UN) today, on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. UNIFEED-UNTV

3 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / CERVICAL CANCER

New guidance from the World Health Organization aims to help countries better prevent and control cervical cancer. The disease is one of the world's deadliest – but most easily preventable – forms of cancer for women, responsible for more than 270,000 deaths annually, 85 percent of which occur in developing countries. WHO / FILE

2 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UNMEER / BANBURY NABARRO PRESSER

Marking 60 days since the establishment of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), its chief said the set target on safe burials has been exceeded in the three worst-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – while the second target on isolating patients had been reached in Liberia and Guinea, but [...]

1 Dec 2014 | Read More »

 

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