ebola

News in Brief 1 February 2019

  • Aid stepped up to Syria camp; new arrivals say terrorists blocked their escape
  • Six months into DR Congo’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, top UN official praises ‘brave’ response effort
  • Biggest ever refugee waste treatment facility goes online in Bangladesh
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Six months into DR Congo’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, top UN official praises ‘brave’ response effort

“Brave” UN teams and partners leading the fight against deadly Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) along with Government authorities and peacekeepers there, have been key in helping protect communities, a top World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Friday, six months after the latest outbreak began.

News in Brief 28 January 2019

  • ‘Where there is anti-Semitism, no one else is safe’: UN Chief tells Holocaust commemoration
  • Latin America must condemn violence against Venezuelan refugees and migrants: senior UN official
  • ‘Preparedness is crucial’ in fight against Ebola: health workers vaccinated in South Sudan
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News in Brief 25 January 2019

  • Bachelet condemns Venezuela killings, urges restraint lest situation ‘spirals out of control’
  • DRC Ebola infections increase in two health zones as numbers decline in former hotspot
  • Alarm over violent attacks in Malawi ahead of elections
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News in Brief 18 January 2019

  • Call for probe into deadly violence against Zimbabwe protests
  • Deadly attack on Nigerian town leaves tens of thousands of people without aid
  • DRC Ebola outbreak can be handled effectively, despite challenges: WHO
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DR Congo: Ebola response returns to full speed despite ‘risky environment’

Despite a precarious security environment and continuing pockets of mistrust on the part of affected populations, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Tuesday that all Ebola-affected areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) North Kivu Province are now accessible to health workers.

Uganda’s Ebola preparedness ‘will go a long way’ says WHO chief

In the wake of an ongoing Ebola outbreak affecting the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), neighboring Uganda is implementing a series of preventative response measures to keep the deadly disease at bay.

News in Brief 3 January 2019

  • China gives $7 million to support food aid in South Sudan
  • Uganda's Ebola preparedness 'will go a long way:' WHO Chief
  • Agreement to curb greenhouse gases enters into force
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‘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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