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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 »

GENEVA / EBOLA PRESSER

Dr. Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director-General in charge of the Ebola response for the World Health Organization (WHO) cautioned reporters that the targets set for today were important milestones, but "we have got to get to 100 percent safe burials, 100 percent isolation and then 100 percent of cases being found, contacts being traced" in order [...]

1 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UNMEER / BANBURY NABARRO

In the lead-up to the 1 December target set by the mission, the top United Nations officials leading the fight against Ebola gave an overview of the current state of the response. In an interview at the headquarters of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) in Accra, Ghana, the Head of UNMEER, Anthony [...]

28 Nov 2014 | Read More »

WFP / EBOLA WOMEN

Supporting the medical response to stop the spread of Ebola, that has killed more than 5,100 people, The World Food Programme (WFP) is focusing on meeting the basic food and nutrition needs of affected families and communities in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. WFP

21 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA EXPERIMENTAL INTERVENTIONS

To facilitate and accelerate the appropriate clinical testing and generation of quality data of potential therapeutic interventions for Ebola virus disease (EVD), the World Health Organization (WHO) convened a meeting of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee for Ebola Experimental Interventions (STAC-EE) in Geneva. WHO

14 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA BANBURY NABARRO WRAP

The Head of UNMEER, Anthony Banbury, said that more Ebola treatment facilities, “smaller ones, but more, located in a disperse manner,”  as well as more community care centres; more staff  and increased mobility are needed to combat Ebola in West Africa. UN Special Envoy on Ebola, David Nabarro, said that "like a shoal of fish moving suddenly [...]

13 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / BATTLE AGAINST EBOLA

UNICEF said the battle against Ebola must be waged, and will be won, at the heart of the communities. The organization is helping the governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone build, staff and equip Community Care Centres, small structures where patients with Ebola symptoms are accommodated within their communities to break the cycle of [...]

13 Nov 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA AID COUSIN

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin ended her three-day visit to Sierra Leone, one of the three countries worst affected by Ebola outbreak . Cousin  called upon partners all over the world to work together to address the critical needs of those affected by the health crisis. WFP

6 Nov 2014 | Read More »

LIBERIA / BANBURY

The Head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response said in the Liberian capital Tuesday that there have been "significant improvements in some areas with reducing transmissions" of the disease, but at the same time he warned that "it is going to be extremely difficult to get it down to zero."  UNMIL

4 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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