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New York, Dec 5 (JEN) Four hundred motorbikes equipped with cooler boxes will help speed up deliveries of blood samples to laboratories from remote areas of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and reduce the waiting time for Ebola test results, thanks to a donation on Thursday from Germany to the United Nations. more
Ebola: World Bank reports economic impact in worst-hit countries to exceed $500 million in 2014

New York, Dec 3 (JEN) The World Bank announced on Tuesday that economic growth estimates in the three countries most affected by the Ebola crisis have been revised sharply downward with the ...

‘Nimble and flexible’ approach needed to bring new Ebola cases to zero – UN

New York, Dec 2 (JEN) Exceptional efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa are starting to show results, but a more “nimble and flexible” approach will be needed as the o ...

Ebola: UN health agency advises male survivors to abstain from sex for 3 months

New York, Nov 29 (JEN) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday warned that it is possible for the Ebola virus to be present in semen for 3 months after recovery, as the ...

'The world is on the side of those who are involved in this fight' against Ebola – UN envoy

New York, Nov 29 (JEN) The top United Nations officials leading the fight against Ebola have made an appeal for people who possess skills that are “quite rare” to join the global effort, ...

Ebola: UN crisis response mission opens new office in Mali

New York, Nov 27 (JEN): The newest outpost of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) became operational on Wednesday, while a new head of its Guinea office was name ...

Obesity-related cancers on the rise, especially in developed countries – UN report

New York, Nov 27 (JEN): Being overweight or obese have become major risk factors for developing cancer, particularly among women and in more developed countries, the specialized cancer agenc ...

Ebola: Dec 1 target for response may not be met in some areas of West Africa: UN

New York, Nov 26 (JEN): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that while Ebola response targets for December 1 in West Africa may be reached in many places, they ma ...

Madagascar: UN health agency warns of ‘rapid’ spread of plague in capital city

New York, Nov 25 (JEN) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a “rapid” spread of the plague in the capital of Madagascar, where health authorities have reporte ...

Top UN health officials take joint mission to Mali in support of Ebola response

New York, Nov 25 (JEN) The Executive Director of Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Michel Sidibé and the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret C ...