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10.04.00 – ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA QIP

The remote Masanga Village in the Tonkolili district of Sierra Leone has not been immune to the Ebola outbreak. When a family member fell ill Ali Kamara sought help from village leaders. After his relative, a woman who had suffered from leprosy and tuberculosis, was diagnosed Ebola positive, the whole family had to be quarantined. [...]

25 Mar 2015 | Read More »

LIBERIA / ORLANDO BLOOM

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom concluded a four-day visit to Liberia where he praised the efforts of Ebola-affected communities in combatting the deadly virus. UNICEF

23 Mar 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA BAI KOROMA

Sierra Leone’s President warned about complacency and the danger of not following safety measures in the fight against Ebola. Ernest Bai Koroma spoke of a recent case in Bombali that avoided detection and caused 54 infections and 42 deaths. UNMEER

16 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA FORCES VIVES

During the forum held today in Guinea’s capital Conakry, representatives of political parties committed to depoliticize the issue of Ebola in order to come to grips with the worst health crisis in Guinea has ever known. UNMEER

12 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA FORECARIAH

For the second time in less than two months, the Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) visited the town Forécariah in Guinea, a heavily-affected area which also remains a strong pocket of resistance to the response. UNMEER

11 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA VACCINE TRIALS

Clinical trials of a new Ebola vaccine begun this week in the heart of Conakry, capital of Guinea. The first phase of the vaccination campaign includes frontline health care workers who volunteered for the trials. The participants were selected according to a strict protocol.  UNMEER

10 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / TOBACCO CONTROL

At a meeting in Geneva to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said “as the battle to control tobacco moves into the courts, industry is using trade and investment agreements to legally challenge government actions.” WHO

27 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN/ EBOLA AYLWARD NABARRO

UN top officials who lead the response against Ebola briefed Member States and the media on the need to maintain the robust response to get the number of cases to zero; stressing "one of the biggest risks we face right now is that new financing for this response is falling faster than the new cases. [...]

20 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / GING EBOLA

After recently visiting the Ebola three most affected countries, a top humanitarian official told reporters "there is no room for complacency," adding in "the last mile is the hardest mile. We must stay the course." UNIFEED-UNTV

5 Feb 2015 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA WRAP

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan told reporters in Geneva that “Member States in WHO have reaffirmed their belief in the Organization. The atmosphere was positive, and they have given us an action oriented agenda." WHO

26 Jan 2015 | Read More »

 

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