ebola

‘Still confident’ deadly DR Congo Ebola outbreak can be stopped, despite ‘negative’ factors: WHO

Imagine how you would go about overcoming an outbreak of deadly disease it in a place where there’s frequent fighting that prevents you from reaching some of the sick and dying. Tarik Jasarevic of WHO, told UN News’s Daniel Johnson, he was “still confident” the latest Democratic Republic of the Congo oubreak can be contained. 

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News in Brief 26 November 2018

  • Take-home pay growing at lowest level since 2008, as gender-gap persists: UN labour agency
  • Iraq plan to eliminate violence against women
  • First-Ever multi-drug Ebola trial underway in Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Ebola outbreak in DR Congo conflict zone ‘remains dangerous and unpredictable’ – UN chiefs

While new measures to tackle the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are working, the epidemic remains dangerous and unpredictable, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Frontline workers vaccinated in Uganda over Ebola fears, as top UN officials visit outbreak epicentre in DR Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO), and Ugandan Ministry of Health, have begun vaccinating frontline health workers in the country against Ebola, in a bid to stop an outbreak in the neighbouring Democratic of Congo (DRC) from crossing the border.

News in Brief 24 October 2018

  • Ebola outbreak effort suspended again, following violence in DR Congo
  • ‘Never give up’ UN chief urges all who serve, marking UN Day
  • UN Security Council hails 'courage of Afghan voters
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News in Brief 22 October 2018

  • Data experts gather to find solutions for the world’s biggest problems at the UN world Data Forum
  • Ebola in DR Congo: UN chief ‘outraged’ by recent killings of civilians and health workers
  • UN human rights experts call for end to exclusion of Nigerian women in politics
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World Health Organization calls crisis meeting over deadly Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has called an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has already claimed around 130 lives.

Peacekeepers playing key role in effort to fight deadly Ebola in DR Congo

Despite tremendous efforts, an Ebola outbreak in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has yet to be fully contained, due in part to difficulties accessing parts of the region where conflict is raging. The UN’s peacekeeping mission in the country, MONUSCO, has played a key role in helping to contain the outbreak from day one, as David Gressly, MONUSCO deputy chief, told Cristina Silveiro of UN News.

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News in Brief 04 October 2018

  • Security Council heads to DR Congo as Ebola threatens regional stability
  • Shortages and infrastructure collapse, hampers Indonesia relief effort
  • Global food prices drop more than 7 per cent year-on-year: FAO
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DR Congo: Amid renewed risk of spread, Ebola virus leaves over 150 children orphaned or unaccompanied

New Ebola virus hotspots in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are threatening progress made in tackling the deadly disease and increasing its risk of spreading, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday.