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10. – HEALTH

WEST AFRICA / EBOLA QUARANTINE AID

The World Food Programme (WFP) has begun organizing food distributions to Ebola quarantine areas in Liberia at the request of the government. The aim of the distributions in quarantined areas is to stabilize families by giving them enough to eat so that they do not leave their homes to look for food. WFP

30 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GHANA / BANBURY

Anthony Banbury, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of UNMEER  spoke of the positive impact that international efforts were starting to have on the outbreak, but said that more help is needed on the ground. UNMEER

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GHANA / EBOLA POWER

At a press conference in Ghana, US Ambassador Samantha Power said there was a need for "far more commitments and "far more deliveries upon commitments in order to bend the curve – there’s a need for more beds, there’s a need for more bleach, more cash in order to pay community mobilizers or people who [...]

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA UPDATE

The spread of Ebola in Liberia may be slowing, as demonstrated in the decline in burials and sickbed occupancy rates, as well as a plateau in lab-reported new cases in the West African country hardest hit by the virus, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today, while cautioning against drawing premature conclusions. WHO [...]

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WFP / EBOLA RESPONSE

Since April, WFP has distributed food to over 770,000 people in the Ebola-stricken countries of West Africa. The agency requires (USD) 179.6 million to provide food and humanitarian services to about one million people until February 2015. So far, it has received (USD) 81.3 million. WFP

28 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA RESTRICTIONS

A UN Spokesperson said the Secretary-General is concerned by the recent restrictions put in place in several countries and localities applying to people who have traveled to the main Ebola-affected countries, adding in Ban Ki-moon "believes that these restrictions have put particular pressure on health care workers and those who have been on the front-line [...]

27 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA VACCINE FINANCING

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that phase 1 clinical trials of two Ebola vaccines have started and results from these trials will be available in December 2014. WHO

24 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / POLIO ERADICATION

On the eve of World Polio Day, UNICEF’s team leader for polio said that “ninety-nine-point nine percent” of the disease has been eradicated from the world. UNIFEED-UNTV/RECENT

23 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / KISMAYO MEDICAL CAMP

African Union peacekeepers provided medical treatment for over 100 residents in the port city of Kismayo for a range of ailments from malnutrition to infections. Kismayo is one of the worst-affected by decades of internal conflict. AU / UN IST  

23 Oct 2014 | Read More »

LIBERIA / EBOLA UPDATE

To date, The World Health Organization has reported a total of 9936 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and 4877 deaths in West Africa. Senegal and Nigeria have been declared Ebola free , while the disease transmission remains persistent in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. UNDP

23 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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