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10.02.00 – COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH SERVICES

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 »

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 / 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 »

WEST AFRICA / EBOLA FOOD AID

The  World Food Programme (WFP) reported reaching more than 530,000 people with food assistance in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – three West African countries worst affected by Ebola outbreak.  WFP

16 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA PREPAREDNESS

The World Health Organization (WHO) will send its experts to Ivory Coast and Mali to test the Ebola-preparedness measures in these countries estimated to be at the greatest risk from Ebola outbreak spill-over. WHO

16 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA WRAP

The head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Anthony Banburry told the Council that the penalty for delay in combating Ebola "is enormous, the penalty for failure is inconceivable and unacceptable. We must act now, we must act together, and we must do it fast." UNIFEED-UNTV/UNICEF-EU/UNDP

14 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA UPDATE

WHO said that UNMEER, the new UN mission combating Ebola, has unveiled part of its strategy to reverse the upward trend of Ebola cases inWest Africain the next 60 days. WHO announced the latest numbers of Ebola cases at 8,914 with 4,447 deaths. WHO

14 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA RESPONSE UNMEER

After a week of visiting programmes in the three intensely-affected countries and discussing the challenges of the ongoing response with the government officials, health workers, UN and other partner agencies, Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General said "it’s going to take months to get Ebola under control."  WHO / RECENT

10 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is re-orienting its country programme in Guinea to help tackle the socioeconomic crisis caused by the Ebola epidemic.  UNDP

9 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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