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10.03.02 – DISEASES AND CARRIERS OF DISEASES

GHANA / EBOLA POWER

At a press conference in Ghana, US Ambassador Samantha Power said there was a need for "far more commitments and "far more deliveries upon commitments in order to bend the curve – there’s a need for more beds, there’s a need for more bleach, more cash in order to pay community mobilizers or people who [...]

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA UPDATE

The spread of Ebola in Liberia may be slowing, as demonstrated in the decline in burials and sickbed occupancy rates, as well as a plateau in lab-reported new cases in the West African country hardest hit by the virus, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today, while cautioning against drawing premature conclusions. WHO [...]

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WFP / EBOLA RESPONSE

Since April, WFP has distributed food to over 770,000 people in the Ebola-stricken countries of West Africa. The agency requires (USD) 179.6 million to provide food and humanitarian services to about one million people until February 2015. So far, it has received (USD) 81.3 million. WFP

28 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA VACCINE FINANCING

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that phase 1 clinical trials of two Ebola vaccines have started and results from these trials will be available in December 2014. WHO

24 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / POLIO ERADICATION

On the eve of World Polio Day, UNICEF’s team leader for polio said that “ninety-nine-point nine percent” of the disease has been eradicated from the world. UNIFEED-UNTV/RECENT

23 Oct 2014 | Read More »

LIBERIA / EBOLA UPDATE

To date, The World Health Organization has reported a total of 9936 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and 4877 deaths in West Africa. Senegal and Nigeria have been declared Ebola free , while the disease transmission remains persistent in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. UNDP

23 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA STIGMA

The stigma of Ebola in Sierra Leone is on the rise, affecting people who have survived the disease as well as those who have not contracted it, but may be suffering from a different ailment.  Several groups are drawing on lessons learned from the discrimination faced by HIV-AIDS sufferers in the past, and see survivors [...]

22 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / GLOBAL TB REPORT

The World Health Organization's Global Tuberculosis Report 2014, published today, shows that 9 million people developed TB in 2013, and 1.5 million died FROM, including 360 000 people who were HIV positive. WHO

22 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 »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA FOOD SECURITY

The Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone is impacting food security in the country as the economy slows down due to the threat of spreading the virus. Markets are suffering and the availability of goods and food stuffs is shrinking. UNDP

20 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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