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10. – HEALTH

SOMALIA / KISMAYO MEDICAL CAMP

African Union peacekeepers have conducted a free medical camp for residents in the port city of Kismayo. Over 100 locals including women, children and men were treated.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 »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA STIGMA

The stigma of Ebola in Sierra Leone is on the rise, affecting people who have survived the disease as well as those who have not contracted it, but may be suffering from a different ailment.  Several groups are drawing on lessons learned from the discrimination faced by HIV-AIDS sufferers in the past, and see survivors [...]

22 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / GLOBAL TB REPORT

The World Health Organization's Global Tuberculosis Report 2014, published today, shows that 9 million people developed TB in 2013, and 1.5 million died FROM, including 360 000 people who were HIV positive. WHO

22 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA VACCINES

A senior UN official has confirmed that two experimental Ebola vaccines are the “front runners” in the race to stop the transmission of the virus. The first vaccine was developed by the British company GlaxoSmithKline, and the other one by the government of Canada. WHO

21 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WEST AFRICA / EBOLA LOGISTICS

As part of the effort to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the World Food Programme (WFP) airlifted 30 ambulance vehicles yesterday (20 Oct) to Sierra Leone where some 1200 people have died from the disease. Meanwhile, a ship contracted by WFP for the Ebola response (MV Falkenberg) carrying 7,000 metric tons of rice [...]

21 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA FOOD SECURITY

The Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone is impacting food security in the country as the economy slows down due to the threat of spreading the virus. Markets are suffering and the availability of goods and food stuffs is shrinking. UNDP

20 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IVORY COAST / EBOLA PREVENTION

The World Health Organisation has marked Ivory Coast and Mali as countries at highest risk of Ebola outbreak spill-over. Ivory Coast's Tonkpi region is at the border with Liberia, where the disease is widespread.  UNICEF

18 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA CHILDREN

Upon her return from Liberia, UNICEF's Crisis Communications Chief, Sarah Crowe,  said that although children are not dying in great numbers "the numbers of orphans are rising." She stressed that "the only way to stop Ebola spreading is to support the efforts on the ground" and said she was "stunned that we are not seeing [...]

17 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to the international community to provide US$ 1 billion to respond to the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 4,400 people have died from the deadly disease and there are now close to 9,000 people infected mainly in Liberia, Guinea [...]

16 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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