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EBOLA / VACCINE TRIAL

Based on promising data from initial clinical trials in late 2014, WHO with its partners will launch a Phase III trial in Guinea on 7 March to test the VSV-EBOV vaccine for efficacy and effectiveness to prevent Ebola. WHO

5 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / SUGAR INTAKE

The World Health Organization issued a new guidance recommending adults and children to reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake. WHO

4 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / TOBACCO CONTROL

At a meeting in Geneva to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said “as the battle to control tobacco moves into the courts, industry is using trade and investment agreements to legally challenge government actions.” WHO

27 Feb 2015 | Read More »

WHO / SMART SYRINGES

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a new policy on injection safety to help tackle the pervasive issue of unsafe injections, after a study sponsored by WHO, estimated that in 2010, up to 1.7 million people were infected with hepatitis B virus, up to 315 000 with hepatitis C virus and as many as 33 800 [...]

23 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN/ EBOLA AYLWARD NABARRO

UN top officials who lead the response against Ebola briefed Member States and the media on the need to maintain the robust response to get the number of cases to zero; stressing "one of the biggest risks we face right now is that new financing for this response is falling faster than the new cases. [...]

20 Feb 2015 | Read More »

WHO / NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES

The World Health Organization (WHO) urges affected countries to scale up their investment in tackling 17 neglected tropical diseases in order to improve the health and well-being of more than 1.5 billion people. WHO

19 Feb 2015 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA FOREIGN MEDICAL TEAMS

The World Health Organization (WHO) held a Foreign Medical Teams meeting on the phase II of the Ebola response – getting to zero; best practices at country level; the future of Foreign Medical Teams, priorities and next steps. WHO / FILE

19 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA WRAP

The UN Special Envoy on Ebola David Nabarro said there are now ten times fewer people diagnosed with Ebola each week than there were in September last year. However, he stressed that preventing the final 10 percent of infections is the hardest part of the response. UNIFEED-UNTV

18 Feb 2015 | Read More »

LIBERIA GUINEA / HELEN CLARK

The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark, arrived Friday in Liberia, continuing her tour through the Ebola affected countries. Upon arrival, Clark briefed reporters on the role that UNDP will be playing in the early stages of Ebola recovery. UNMEER

13 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / GING EBOLA

After recently visiting the Ebola three most affected countries, a top humanitarian official told reporters "there is no room for complacency," adding in "the last mile is the hardest mile. We must stay the course." UNIFEED-UNTV

5 Feb 2015 | Read More »

 

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