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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 / WHO EBOLA MOTORCYCLES

The World Health Organization is fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone, with, among other things a fleet of motorbikes. WHO

18 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA MARGARET CHAN

Speaking in Geneva at a meeting on Building resilient health systems in Ebola-affected countries, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said "we believe building health is a nation building strategy, without basic public health infrastructures and the systems in place, no country is stable." WHO

10 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / MALARIA

The number of people dying from malaria has fallen dramatically since 2000 and malaria cases are also steadily declining, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) World Malaria Report 2014. WHO/FILE

8 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / CERVICAL CANCER

New guidance from the World Health Organization aims to help countries better prevent and control cervical cancer. The disease is one of the world's deadliest – but most easily preventable – forms of cancer for women, responsible for more than 270,000 deaths annually, 85 percent of which occur in developing countries. WHO / FILE

2 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UNMEER / BANBURY NABARRO PRESSER

Marking 60 days since the establishment of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), its chief said the set target on safe burials has been exceeded in the three worst-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – while the second target on isolating patients had been reached in Liberia and Guinea, but [...]

1 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 »

WHO / EBOLA TRAINING

In a bid to check the progress of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the World Health Organization is working with partners and community leaders to set community care centers and train the health workers across  Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the three countries worst affected by the virus. WHO

28 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / WATER AND SANITATION

A new World Health Organization's report says global efforts to provide improved water and sanitation for all are gaining momentum, but serious gaps in funding continue to hamper progress. WHO noted that 2.5 billion men, women and children around the world lack access to basic sanitation services. WHO / FILE

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / NUTRITION OBESITY

A UN spokesperson said ministers and top officials from over 170 countries endorsed today  the political Declaration and Framework for Action to tackle hunger and obesity at the Second International Conference on Nutrition that just opened in Rome. UNIFEED-UNTV

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

 

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