health

Food shortages put Liberia’s children at risk for malnutrition

The Ebola epidemic in Liberia has put children at high risk of malnutrition because of food shortages and diminished household incomes, says the UN Children’s Fund,

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District by district strategy needed to fight Ebola in Liberia

A district by district strategy is needed to fight Ebola in Liberia, according to the head of the UN Mission for Emergency Ebola Response (

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Overuse of antibiotics results in drug-resistant strains of bacteria

The more people know about the harmful effects of overusing antibiotics, the less they might use them for treating a common cold, a medical researcher says.

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Sierra Leone focuses on safe disposal of Ebola waste

A new environmentally-friendly sterilizing machine is helping Sierra Leone to safely dispose of contaminated equipment and infectious waste generated in treating Ebola patients.

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UN actively “hunting the Ebola virus” in affected areas

Efforts are now being focused on “hunting the Ebola virus”, the UN Secretary-General announced on Monday.

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Humanitarian priorities for 2015 to be set by aid workers battling crises

The humanitarian priorities for 2015 will be set by relief workers battling crises and disasters on the ground, a senior UN official has said.

Over US$400 million has been pledged by donors to a UN fund in support of urgent aid needs for next year.

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Number of Ebola cases in West Africa still “too high”, says UN chief

Despite the progress that has been made in containing the spread of Ebola in Liberia, now is not the time to ease the efforts against the deadly disease.

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One million people could face food insecurity due to Ebola

The deadly Ebola disease outbreak in West Africa could leave up to one million people without enough food in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Guinea faces “daunting” challenges in fighting Ebola

Community mobilization is essential to combat the deadly Ebola virus.

However in Guinea it is very difficult to ask people to change their behaviour

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New diagnostic tests for Ebola expected in coming months

Improved diagnostic tests for Ebola will be available in the coming months, according to an official of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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