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GENEVA / TANZANIA CHOLERA

The UN Refugee Agency said a cholera epidemic in Tanzania’s lakeside Kagunga area has killed two local people and 29 Burundian refugees this week, adding to the serious challenges created by the forced population displacement from Burundi. UNTV CH

22 May 2015 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA MEETING

A  World Health Organization (WHO) director said Tuesday, "this outbreak has not finished. It has not stopped. This week 35 cases of Ebola were reported from 2 countries. That is 4 times the number of cases from the week before.” UNTV CH

19 May 2015 | Read More »

WHO / MERKEL CHAN

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday called for a new plan to deal with catastrophes like the recent Ebola outbreak.  WHO

18 May 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE – GUINEA / EBOLA CROSSBORDER TRANSMISSION

The government of Guinea launched a new Ebola sensitization and early case detection campaign on Saturday  in Forécariah, a border region that is still registering high numbers of cases. UNMEER

18 May 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA BLAIR VISIT

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair met Thursday with new UNMEER Chief Peter Graaff, as he visited the Sierra Leone National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) in the country's capital, Freetown. UNMEER

14 May 2015 | Read More »

WHO / ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

The World Health Organization  Wednesday warned that abuse of antibiotics means that the medicines are losing their effect. WHO

29 Apr 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA VACCINE TRIAL

An Ebola vaccine trail was launched this week in Sierra Leone in an effort to assess the safety and efficacy of a candidate Ebola vaccine. UNMEER

17 Apr 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA FREETOWN

As Sierra Leone gets closer to the goal of zero Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the Chief of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) today (15 April) toured the country's capital, Freetown. UNMEER

15 Apr 2015 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA PRESSER

A World Health Organization (WHO) top official said Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is still a threat for the international community, but the risk of it spreading seems to be diminishing. WHO

10 Apr 2015 | Read More »

WHO / WORLD HEALTH DAY

Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tuesday kicked off World Health day with a visit to the Rungis wholesale market in Paris. WHO  

7 Apr 2015 | Read More »

 

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