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New York, Aug 23 (JEN) David Nabarro, Senior United Nations System Coordinator for Ebola who was appointed by the Secretary-General to establish how best the UN can support affected communities, was wrapping up the first leg of a visit to all Ebola-effected countries in West Africa. more
Ebola: UN health agency reports encouraging signs in Nigeria, Guinea

New York,. Aug 20 (JEN) While the trends of the outbreak of Ebola in Nigeria and Guinea, where the virus made its first appearance in West Africa last December, have shown encouraging signs, ...

Ebola: UN health agency requests exit screening of travellers leaving affected countries

New York, Aug 19 (JEN) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said any persons with an illness consistent with Ebola should not be allowed to travel by air, sea or land ...

Ebola: cases, deaths ‘vastly underestimated,’ says UN health agency

New York, Aug 16 (IBNS): Health workers at Ebola outbreak sites are seeing evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths “vastly underestimate” the magnitude of the cris ...

Ebola: UN health agency seeks to allay fears about air travel

New York, Aug 15 (JEN) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday sought to allay fears amid reports that airlines are suspending flights over the Ebola outbreak by sen ...

Ebola: UN health agency says more than 1 million people affected by outbreak

New York, Aug 14 (JEN): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday convened a United Nations system-wide coordination meeting in response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which ...

Ebola: WHO-convened ethics panel endorses use of experimental drugs

New York, Aug 13 (JEN) A 12-member ethics panel convened by the United Nations health agency on Tuesday reached “unanimous consensus” that it is ethical to treat Ebola patients ...

Ebola: UN health agency convenes ethical review of experimental drugs

New York, Aug 12 (JEN) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday convened a meeting of ethicists and scientists to discuss on the use of experimental medicines in treating ...

Greenpeace calls on the industry to save Indian tea from pesticides

New Delhi, Aug 11 (NITN) Greenpeace India on Monday called on the tea industry to save Indian tea from pesticides while launching their report, “Trouble Brewing1”.

Maharashtra docs call off indefinite strike

Mumbai, Aug 9 (JEN): Nearly 4,000 resident doctors of all 14 government colleges in Maharashtra and three civic-run hospitals in Mumbai called off a planned indefinite strike starting from S ...