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GENEVA /EBOLA VACCINE

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a potential vaccine against the Ebola virus might be ready for limited distribution in January 2014. UNTV CH

26 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA 1

World leaders met at the United Nations to discuss how to contain and stop the spread of the Ebola virus and how to improve the treatment to those who are infected, ensure essential services, preserve stability and prevent outbreaks in other countries. According to the latest update from the World Health Organization, the total number [...]

25 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA 2

After a meeting of world leaders on how to contain and stop the spread of the Ebola virus, the Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan, said this was "a health crisis, a humanitarian crisis" and that "if we don't manage it properly it would become a peace and security crisis.” UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Sep 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA UPDATE

Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Imperial College, London said on Monday that unless Ebola control measures in West Africa are enhanced quickly, the numbers will continue to climb exponentially, and more than 20,000 people could get infected by early November. WHO

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / EBOLA

The UN General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution to “contain and combat” the Ebola outbreak and prevent its spread to non-affected countries. UN chief Ban Ki-moon said that to bring this crisis under control, “all of us will have to work in unorthodox way” and “break through barriers.” He reminded that the number of casualties [...]

19 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA RESOLUTION

The Security Council unanimously passed a resolution calling on all nations to take quick action and provide urgent assistance to those affected by the current Ebola outbreak. UN envoy for Ebola Dr. David Nabarro said that "to get ahead of the outbreak, the level of response needs to be about twenty times greater than it [...]

18 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA

The United Nations  said  it needs one billion dollars to try to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  UNTV CH

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / CHILD MORTALITY

A new UNICEF's report says child survival rates have increased dramatically since 1990, during which time the absolute number of under-five deaths has been slashed in half from 12.7 million to 6.3 million, according to a report released by UNICEF. UNIFEED-UNTV

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

WHO / CUBA EBOLA

WHO welcomes the commitment from the Government of Cuba to provide 165 health professionals to support Ebola care inWest Africa.  The newly announced support includes physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, specialists in infection control, intensive care specialists and social mobilization officers, and will be concentrated in Sierra Leone. WHO

12 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA WRAP

After two days of discussion on potential Ebola therapies and vaccines, more than 150 participants, representing the fields of research and clinical investigation, ethics, legal, regulatory, financing, and data collection, identified several therapeutic and vaccine interventions that should be the focus of priority clinical evaluation. WHO/UNTV/CDC

5 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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