ebola

News in Brief 21 May 2018

  • Libyans ‘yearning for united, sovereign nation,’ UN envoy tells Security Council
  • UN health agency, partners gear up for Ebola vaccination campaign in DR Congo
  • Methamphetamine trafficking in Asia’s Mekong reaches ‘alarming levels’, UN warns
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News in Brief 17 May 2018

  • Ebola confirmation in DRC city ‘concerning’: UN health chief
  • UN mission deploys more blue helmets to troubled South Sudan state
  • Aid official calls for urgent support for Gaza violence victims
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News in Brief 11 May 2018

  • DRC Ebola response ramps up as UN agency prepares for 'worst-case scenario'
  • Children are dying now in DRC’s Kasai from malnutrition, warns UNICEF
  • Concern over sharp increase in civilian casualties in Yemen
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DR Congo approves Ebola vaccine to counter outbreak; UN-trained volunteers to educate local populations

To contain the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) provided technical support to 145 volunteers of the Congolese Red Cross and community health workers to deliver lifesaving information to local populations in remote areas along the Central African Republic border.

UN and Africa: focus on DRC, South Sudan and Ebola

Malnutrition alert for 400,000 DRC Kasai children

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News in Brief 23 May 2017 – (AM) Geneva

Candidates for WHO top job make final presentations to Member States

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Experts race to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DRC province

A race against the clock has begun to contain an outbreak of Ebola in a remote northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on the border with the Central African Republic, the World Health Organization has announced.

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Innovators, UN discuss using tech to tackle world’s challenges

From drones dropping food and medicines, to handheld devices that can diagnose Ebola with a drop of blood - the latest technological advances are converging to make the “unthinkable happen.”

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News in Brief 12 May 2017 (PM)

Ebola case confirmed in DRC, nine others suspected

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News in Brief 5 May 2017 (AM)

Humanitarian agencies decision to pull back in CAR is temporary

The decision by four major humanitarian agencies to withdraw partially from the Central African Republic (CAR) amid attacks on their workers is “temporary”, the UN said on Friday.

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