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10.03.01 – DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL

2014/ YEAR IN REVIEW

2014 – The biggest ever Outbreak of Ebola wreaking havoc in West Africa – new depths of terror in the Middle East – tensions turning violent in Eastern Europe –  a world struggling to cope as crises piled up. The United Nations called on World Leaders to be resourceful, nurture the seeds of hope – [...]

25 Dec 2014 | Read More »

MONROVIA / EBOLA & MALNUTRITION

UNICEF-trained community health workers are conducting door-to-door campaigns to raise awareness about Ebola and malnutrition in urban poor areas in Monrovia. UNICEF

24 Dec 2014 | Read More »

BAN / EBOLA ECONOMY

Speaking at a meeting of the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that despite the speed and generosity of the international response to the Ebola outbreak much 'more will be asked before this emergency is over."  UNIFEED-UNTV

5 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / CERVICAL CANCER

New guidance from the World Health Organization aims to help countries better prevent and control cervical cancer. The disease is one of the world's deadliest – but most easily preventable – forms of cancer for women, responsible for more than 270,000 deaths annually, 85 percent of which occur in developing countries. WHO / FILE

2 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UNMEER / BANBURY NABARRO PRESSER

Marking 60 days since the establishment of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), its chief said the set target on safe burials has been exceeded in the three worst-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – while the second target on isolating patients had been reached in Liberia and Guinea, but [...]

1 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA PRESSER

Dr. Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director-General in charge of the Ebola response for the World Health Organization (WHO) cautioned reporters that the targets set for today were important milestones, but "we have got to get to 100 percent safe burials, 100 percent isolation and then 100 percent of cases being found, contacts being traced" in order [...]

1 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / HIV INFECTIONS

After new figures showed an increase in new HIV infections, Somalia marked World AIDS Day by bringing together people of all walks of life for voluntary testing. UNSOM  

1 Dec 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA TRAINING

In a bid to check the progress of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the World Health Organization is working with partners and community leaders to set community care centers and train the health workers across  Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the three countries worst affected by the virus. WHO

28 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UNMEER / BANBURY NABARRO

In the lead-up to the 1 December target set by the mission, the top United Nations officials leading the fight against Ebola gave an overview of the current state of the response. In an interview at the headquarters of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) in Accra, Ghana, the Head of UNMEER, Anthony [...]

28 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA RESPONSE

United States representative, Christopher Klein, told the Security Council that “we are beginning to see the effects of the international community's collective response" to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Nevertheless, Klein noted that "just because we are seeing signs of progress, does not mean that we can abandon the fight" and called for continued efforts [...]

26 Nov 2014 | Read More »

 

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