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2014/ YEAR IN REVIEW

2014 – The biggest ever Outbreak of Ebola wreaking havoc in West Africa – new depths of terror in the Middle East – tensions turning violent in Eastern Europe –  a world struggling to cope as crises piled up. The United Nations called on World Leaders to be resourceful, nurture the seeds of hope – [...]

25 Dec 2014 | Read More »

MONROVIA / EBOLA & MALNUTRITION

UNICEF-trained community health workers are conducting door-to-door campaigns to raise awareness about Ebola and malnutrition in urban poor areas in Monrovia. UNICEF

24 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UNMEER / EBOLA TREATMENT UNIT

The Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury, visited on Friday an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) outside the Sierra Leone capital, where a response surge is being launched. UNMEER

12 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 / 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 »

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 »

UN / WORLD AIDS DAY

On World AIDS Day -marked annually on 1 December- the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS says the international community can end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 by working together. In a press conference, the UNAIDS Director of the New York office stressed “when we say ending AIDS, we are saying that it will not just disappear [...]

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 »

UN / EBOLA

The head of UNMEER told Security Council the Secretary-General has instructed the Mission to immediately establish a presence in Mali "to support the national efforts to stop the decease where it is now before it spreads further in Mali." UNIFEED-UNTV

21 Nov 2014 | Read More »

MALI / BANBURY

The head of the United Nations (UN) Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury visited Mali today to gain a better understanding of the current situation and response to the Ebola crisis in the country. MINUSMA

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

 

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