ebola

UN declares Ebola outbreak global ‘international public health emergency’

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today declared the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public health emergency, saying: “our collective health security” depends on urgent support for containment in the affected countries.

Ebola: emergency UN meeting underway as death toll surpasses 900

The UN health agency today began an emergency meeting of international medical and health experts in Geneva to review the current Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa amid reports that new cases and deaths continue to be reported in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.

Ebola: UN health agency to convene emergency meeting on deadly disease

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that it will convene a meeting of its emergency committee starting tomorrow to determine whether the current Ebola viral disease outbreak in West Africa is a public health emergency of international concern.

Doctors, nurses and health staff urgently needed to combat ebola – UN health agency

The United Nations health agency today appealed for urgently needed contributions to combat the deadly Ebola disease in West Africa, saying hundreds of doctors, nurses, health staff and materials are needed in the region “as fast as possible.”

In West Africa, top UN health official unveils $100 million Ebola response plan

West Africa is confronted with a “fast-moving…unprecedented outbreak” of the deadly Ebola disease accompanied by “unprecedented challenges,” but the head of the United Nations health agency today told Presidents of countries affected by the most lethal strain of the virus that “when well-managed, an Ebola outbreak can be stopped.”

UN health agency moves to allay mounting fears over Ebola spread

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today advised that while travellers should be aware of Ebola, they will not contract the highly-contagious, often fatal disease unless they actually touch someone who is showing active symptoms.