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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 »

LIBERIA / EBOLA SAFE BURIALS

As cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) continue to decline in Liberia, safe and dignified burials have become crucial in reaching the elusive goal of zero infections. UNMEER

26 Jan 2015 | Read More »

MALI / EBOLA FREE

The Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, visited Mali as the country surpasses the 42 day mark since the last case of the deadly disease was reported in the country. UNMEER

21 Jan 2015 | Read More »

GA / EBOLA

The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon said that "strong national leadership combined with local community engagement and international support is slowing the incidence of new cases in many places." UNIFEED-UNTV

20 Jan 2015 | Read More »

WHO / NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES

A new World Health Organization (WHO) report says urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and prevent the annual toll of 16 million people dying prematurely—before the age of 70 – from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes. WHO

19 Jan 2015 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA SAFE BURIALS

The Guinean Red Cross is lending its expertise to the Ebola mission by conducting safe and dignified burials, one of the pillars in the fight against the deadly disease. UNMEER

16 Jan 2015 | Read More »

GUINEA / DONKA HOSPITAL AHMED

On his final day of his first tour through Ebola affected countries,the Head of the United Nations Mission for Emergency Ebola Response (UNMEER), Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed visited the Ebola treatment ward at Donka Hospital, in Guinea's capital, Conakry. UNMEER

13 Jan 2015 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA AHMED CONDE

The Head of the United Nations Mission for Emergency Ebola Response (UNMEER) Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed travelled to Guinea where he met with President Alpha Condé. UNMEER

12 Jan 2015 | Read More »

EBOLA / VACCINES

The World Health Organization (WHO) said today two most promising Ebola vaccines have "an acceptable safety profile" and are soon to be tested in affected areas in West Africa. WHO

9 Jan 2015 | Read More »

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC / PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL

With more than 2 million children caught in the violence in the Central African Republic, a paediatric hospital in Bangui struggles to provide treatment for the youngest victims of the fighting. UNICEF

2 Jan 2015 | Read More »

 

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