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New York, Jan 16 (JEN) Spearheaded by the United Nations, a team of international experts has begun an Ebola Recovery Assessment (ERA) mission in Sierra Leone as part of an effort to partner with Governments to address the impact of the virus on affected countries. more
Stepathlon extends support to underprivileged

Bengaluru, Jan 12 (JEN): Stepathlon, the pedometer based mass participation event, designed to create a global health revolution among corporate professionals, has completed three successful ...

World Bank says Ebola puts future prosperity of Liberia, Sierra Leone 'at high risk'

New York, Jan 13 (JEN) Job losses and food insecurity are among the far-reaching and persistent socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the results of two n ...

Two leading Ebola vaccines show ‘acceptable safety’ – UN health agency

New York, Jan 10 (JEN): The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that two promising Ebola vaccines appear safe and could soon be tested in West Africa, as the agency wrapped up an expe ...

Ebola: vaccine trials can offer 'signs of hope' says UN health chief

New York, Jan 9 (JEN) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday convened in Geneva its second ever high-level meeting on Ebola vaccines access and financing, to review t ...

In Liberia, UN Ebola mission chief commends progress, warns against ‘complacency’

New York, Jan 8 (JEN) On his first tour of Ebola-stricken Liberia, the newly appointed Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Resp ...

On first visit to hard-hit nations, new UN Ebola mission chief vows scaled-up support to end crisis

New York, Jan 7 (JEN) The new Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, arrived in Liberia on Tuesday as part of his first tour of t ...

UN health agency says no Ebola detected in Iraq, calls reports of cases ‘rumours’

New York, Jan 7 (JEN) Despite reports of Ebola cases in Mosul in several Iraqi media sources last week, the Iraqi Ministry of Health and the United Nations health agency have confirmed on Tu ...

Fight against Ebola requires district-by-district approach – head of UN response mission

New York, Dec 31 (JEN) The outgoing head of the head of the United Nations Emergency Ebola Response Mission (UNMEER) said on Tuesday that communities are going to play a big role in defeatin ...

Number of people affected by Ebola tops 20,000 – UN health agency

New York, Dec 30 (JEN) The head of the United Nations Ebola emergency response mission is set to open a treatment facility in Liberia near the Sierra Leonean border during a visit to review ...