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SIERRA LEONE / AUTOCLAVES

With support from the United Nations Development Programme and the Global Environment Facility, Sierra Leone has begun to use new, environmentally-friendly sterilizing equipment to help dispose of the vast amounts of contaminated protective equipment and infectious waste generated in treating Ebola patients. UNDP

23 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN EBOLA

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, two days back from visiting Ebola areas of Africa, said today the disease remains an emergency but affected nations should "avoid travel restrictions, border closures and other counter-productive obstacles." UNIFEED UNTV

22 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GUINEA, MALI / BAN, EBOLA

Cautioning that much remains to be done to wipe out Ebola in Guinea, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Conakry today (20 December) said that "the United Nations will stand with Guinea and Guinean people until such time that we can declare that this country is free from Ebola." UNMEER  

20 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / SURGE 2

Today (17 December) the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) joined forces with the Government of Sierra Leone and other partners to launch Operation Western Area Surge (WAS). UNMEER

17 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / LIBERIA / EBOLA HUNGER

The number of people facing food insecurity due to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone could top one million by March 2015 unless access to food is drastically improved and measures are put in place to safeguard crop and livestock production, two UN agencies said today. WFP/FAO

17 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA NABARRO

The leader of the UN's fight against Ebola said today he was "inspired" by the progress in the battle against the disease, but the international community will have to keep working on it, "until it is gone." UNTV-UNIFEED

11 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA NABARRO

The head of the United Nations' response to the Ebola outbreak told reporters in Geneva that progress is being made in controlling the virus, but an enormous job still lies ahead. David Nabarro has recently returned from West Africa, where he visited all four countries now affected by Ebola – Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and [...]

9 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA BANBURY

The Head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury said the number one priority is to stop Ebola as fast as possible, adding in "I'm deeply concerned that the true numbers of people affected by the virus, dying of it, are higher than the numbers being reported." UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE

11 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA UPDATE

A UN spokesperson said the latest WHO update on Ebola reported a total of 13,042 cases and 4,818 deaths, adding in “at the country level, the weekly incidence appears to be stable in Guinea. In Sierra Leone the weekly incidence continues to rise, while in Liberia it appears to be declining.” UNIFEED-UNTV  

6 Nov 2014 | Read More »

WEST AFRICA / BANBURY EBOLA

Witnessing yet again the challenging dynamics of the Ebola outbreak unfolding in West Africa, the United Nations envoy coordinating the global response visited the region, where he reported efforts to halt the virus. UNMEER

3 Nov 2014 | Read More »

 

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