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10.03.01 – DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL

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agency however warned that the threat posed to the region by the deadly virus will not disappear until there is no longer active transmission in affected neighbouring [...]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

WHO / SUGAR INTAKE

The World Health Organization issued a new guidance recommending adults and children to reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake. WHO

4 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / SMART SYRINGES

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a new policy on injection safety to help tackle the pervasive issue of unsafe injections, after a study sponsored by WHO, estimated that in 2010, up to 1.7 million people were infected with hepatitis B virus, up to 315 000 with hepatitis C virus and as many as 33 800 [...]

23 Feb 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / ABERDEEN EBOLA OUTBREAK

Right next to beautiful Lumley Beach and a stone throw from the luxury hotels in the area, lies the Tambakula fishing village in the community of Aberdeen, site of one of the latest Ebola outbreaks in the Western Area of Sierra Leone. UNMEER

20 Feb 2015 | Read More »

 

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