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LIBERIA / EBOLA UPDATE

To date, The World Health Organization has reported a total of 9936 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and 4877 deaths in West Africa. Senegal and Nigeria have been declared Ebola free , while the disease transmission remains persistent in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. UNDP

23 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / DETROIT WATER HUMAN RIGHTS

A United Nations special rapporteur on the right to water said the city of Detroit is violating human rights by conducting large-scale water supply disconnections to homes that have not paid their bills. UNIFEED – UNTV

22 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / GLOBAL TB REPORT

The World Health Organization's Global Tuberculosis Report 2014, published today, shows that 9 million people developed TB in 2013, and 1.5 million died FROM, including 360 000 people who were HIV positive. WHO

22 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA VACCINES

A senior UN official has confirmed that two experimental Ebola vaccines are the “front runners” in the race to stop the transmission of the virus. The first vaccine was developed by the British company GlaxoSmithKline, and the other one by the government of Canada. WHO

21 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to the international community to provide US$ 1 billion to respond to the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 4,400 people have died from the deadly disease and there are now close to 9,000 people infected mainly in Liberia, Guinea [...]

16 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA PREPAREDNESS

The World Health Organization (WHO) will send its experts to Ivory Coast and Mali to test the Ebola-preparedness measures in these countries estimated to be at the greatest risk from Ebola outbreak spill-over. WHO

16 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA WRAP

The head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Anthony Banburry told the Council that the penalty for delay in combating Ebola "is enormous, the penalty for failure is inconceivable and unacceptable. We must act now, we must act together, and we must do it fast." UNIFEED-UNTV/UNICEF-EU/UNDP

14 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA UPDATE

WHO said that UNMEER, the new UN mission combating Ebola, has unveiled part of its strategy to reverse the upward trend of Ebola cases inWest Africain the next 60 days. WHO announced the latest numbers of Ebola cases at 8,914 with 4,447 deaths. WHO

14 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA RESPONSE UNMEER

After a week of visiting programmes in the three intensely-affected countries and discussing the challenges of the ongoing response with the government officials, health workers, UN and other partner agencies, Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General said "it’s going to take months to get Ebola under control."  WHO / RECENT

10 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / HAITI INFRASTRUCTURE

The World Bank Group announced two major initiatives today – a pledge of millions to fight cholera in Haiti and an initiative potentially worth trillions to raise private money for global infrastructure. WORLD BANK / FILE

9 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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