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10. – HEALTH

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA QIP

The remote Masanga Village in the Tonkolili district of Sierra Leone has not been immune to the Ebola outbreak. When a family member fell ill Ali Kamara sought help from village leaders. After his relative, a woman who had suffered from leprosy and tuberculosis, was diagnosed Ebola positive, the whole family had to be quarantined. [...]

25 Mar 2015 | Read More »

LIBERIA / ORLANDO BLOOM

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom concluded a four-day visit to Liberia where he praised the efforts of Ebola-affected communities in combatting the deadly virus. UNICEF

23 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / WEST AFRICA VACCINATIONS

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned of a growing risk of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola. It said the threat must be countered by urgently increasing routine immunizations. WHO

20 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / TUBERCULOSIS

Ahead of the World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for global solidarity and action to support a new 20-year strategy which aims to end the global tuberculosis epidemic. WHO

20 Mar 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA HOTSPOTS

The Rosanda village of 800 residents in northern Sierra Leone has been placed under quarantine to stem the spread of Ebola. With the support of UNICEF, “Hotspot Buster” have been active in raising awareness in the community to minimize the damaging affects of this epidemic. UNICEF

19 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / CLIMATE CHANGE OLDER PERSONS

A UN Human Rights independent expert said older persons have a role to play in addressing the adverse affects on climate change; adding in “climate change has a disproportionate effect on certain groups, such as older persons, due to their age, their mobility, dependence, physical, emotional or mental condition." OHCHR

19 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / DEMENTIA

WHO's Director-General said "we do not have a comprehensive and affordable plan for coping with the tidal wave of dementia that is coming our way", stressing "yes, I called it a tidal wave of dementia that is coming our way." WHO

17 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UNICEF / EBOLA REPORT

In a new report issued today, UNICEF said Ebola has a devastating impact on children, who make up about 20 per cent of infections in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. UNICEF

17 Mar 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA BAI KOROMA

Sierra Leone’s President warned about complacency and the danger of not following safety measures in the fight against Ebola. Ernest Bai Koroma spoke of a recent case in Bombali that avoided detection and caused 54 infections and 42 deaths. UNMEER

16 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA FORCES VIVES

During the forum held today in Guinea’s capital Conakry, representatives of political parties committed to depoliticize the issue of Ebola in order to come to grips with the worst health crisis in Guinea has ever known. UNMEER

12 Mar 2015 | Read More »

 

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