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10.03.01 – DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL

WORLD BANK/ EBOLA JIM KIM

A World Bank Group analysis of the Ebola epidemic released today finds that, beyond the terrible toll in human suffering, the continuing surge in the deadly virus in the three worst-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone –could deal a potentially catastrophic economic blow to the already fragile states.  WORLD BANK

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN

UN Chief Ban Ki-moon said that if “not properly treated”, Ebola may cause political instability in the affected countries. He called for “quick action” to tackle the spread of the virus. Ban also called on international airlines and shipment companies to lift the bans on travel and transport with the affected countries. UNFIEED-UNTV

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA

The United Nations  said  it needs one billion dollars to try to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  UNTV CH

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LIBERIA / LADSOUS EBOLA

The head of peacekeeping operations Hervé Ladsous was in Liberia to assess how UN peacekeepers (UNMIL) can support the fight against Ebola. UNMIL

11 Sep 2014 | Read More »

IMF / EBOLA

The IMF said Thursday that the impact of the Ebola outbreak will cut growth in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, raising their financing needs to $100-130 million each. IMF

11 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA WRAP

After two days of discussion on potential Ebola therapies and vaccines, more than 150 participants, representing the fields of research and clinical investigation, ethics, legal, regulatory, financing, and data collection, identified several therapeutic and vaccine interventions that should be the focus of priority clinical evaluation. WHO/UNTV/CDC

5 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LIBERIA / EBOLA FOOD AID

As the number of confirmed cases in Liberia continues to grow, the World Food Programme (WFP) is providing food to holding centres for people suspected of having the disease. WFP

5 Sep 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA EXPERTS MEETING

The World Health Organization (WHO) brought together key experts Thursday to discuss experimental therapies and vaccines with potential to treat or prevent Ebola virus disease. WHO

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA WRAP

The Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan, said  that the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is "the largest and most severe and most complex" ever seen in the nearly forty year history of this disease. David Nabarro, Senior UN System Coordinator for Ebola, said "the outbreak is moving out of our grasp" [...]

2 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA EBOLA CHILDREN

UNICEF said health services in some West African countries are at a standstill as a result of the Ebola epidemic in the region and that more pregnant women and children are at risk of dying from preventable illnesses. UNTV CH

2 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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