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10. – HEALTH

WHO / EBOLA MEETING

A  World Health Organization (WHO) director said Tuesday, "this outbreak has not finished. It has not stopped. This week 35 cases of Ebola were reported from 2 countries. That is 4 times the number of cases from the week before.” UNTV CH

19 May 2015 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA BOKE OUTBREAK

A surge in new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) brought the mining port town of Kamsar to the front line in the fight to reach the elusive goal of zero cases of EVD in Guinea. UNMEER

19 May 2015 | Read More »

YEMEN / WATER SHORTAGES

The conflict in Yemen has left the population short on dependable water supplies, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reports. UNICEF

19 May 2015 | Read More »

WHO / MERKEL CHAN

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday called for a new plan to deal with catastrophes like the recent Ebola outbreak.  WHO

18 May 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE – GUINEA / EBOLA CROSSBORDER TRANSMISSION

The government of Guinea launched a new Ebola sensitization and early case detection campaign on Saturday  in Forécariah, a border region that is still registering high numbers of cases. UNMEER

18 May 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA BLAIR VISIT

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair met Thursday with new UNMEER Chief Peter Graaff, as he visited the Sierra Leone National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) in the country's capital, Freetown. UNMEER

14 May 2015 | Read More »

CTBTO / MITIGATING XENON EMISSIONS

The world's experts in nuclear explosion monitoring have teamed up with pharmaceutical producers from across the globe this week in Brussels to address a growing challenge to nuclear test monitoring.  CTBTO

14 May 2015 | Read More »

LIBERIA / EBOLA ZERO CASES

Welcoming Liberia's announcement that it has reached zero Ebola cases, UNICEF commended the critical role communities have played in beating back the epidemic in that country. The children's agency however warned that the threat posed to the region by the deadly virus will not disappear until there is no longer active transmission in affected neighbouring [...]

11 May 2015 | Read More »

WHO / ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

The World Health Organization  Wednesday warned that abuse of antibiotics means that the medicines are losing their effect. WHO

29 Apr 2015 | Read More »

UNICEF / WEST AFRICA IMMUNIZATION

For the first time since the start of the Ebola outbreak, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are conducting major nationwide immunization campaigns to protect millions of children against preventable but potentially deadly diseases. UNICEF

24 Apr 2015 | Read More »

 

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