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10.03.01 – DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL

TANZANIA / CHOLERA

In Nyarugusu camp, in Tanzania, the threat of cholera and other diseases is real, close and magnified as numbers in the camp have more than doubled since the recent influx of refugees fleeing a volatile situation in Burundi.  UNICEF

1 Jul 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / CHOLERA

South Sudanese Ministry of Health together with World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report Tuesday (23 Jun) that said a number of people infected by cholera in Juba have risen to more than 200. UNMISS

25 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / YEMEN DENGUE

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that there has been a surge in the number of people reported to have contracted dengue fever in Yemen since the current conflict , which has left more than 1 million people internally displaced and has disrupted health services, began. GENEVA CH

12 Jun 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 »

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agency however warned that the threat posed to the region by the deadly virus will not disappear until there is no longer active transmission in affected neighbouring [...]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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

EBOLA / VACCINE TRIAL

Based on promising data from initial clinical trials in late 2014, WHO with its partners will launch a Phase III trial in Guinea on 7 March to test the VSV-EBOV vaccine for efficacy and effectiveness to prevent Ebola. WHO

5 Mar 2015 | Read More »

 

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