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The body of a suspected Ebola case in Sierra Leone is taken by an International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) team to the cemetery where it was buried in a dignified way. UN Photo/Martine Perret

African Union Ebola Briefing

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 553rd meeting held on 21 October 2015, received a briefing on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak and post-Ebola recovery efforts in the three most affected countries in…

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World Health Organisation statement on Ebola

The 7th meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa took place by teleconference on Thursday, 1 October 2015, and by…

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A health worker checks the temperature of a woman entering Mali from Guinea at the border in Kouremale, October 2, 2014. (Joe Penney / Courtesy Reuters)

UN Health Agency: no new cases of ebola

There were no new cases of Ebola reported in West Africa in the week ending last Sunday, making it the first week since March 2014 with zero cases recorded in the three countries most affected by the outbreak, according to…

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Red Cross expands Ebola operations

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) announced on 1st July an expansion of its Ebola operations to help millions of people in the three worst-affected countries recover from the deadly outbreak. “Our ultimate goal is…

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Unleashing the potential of Africa’s youth

Empowering Africa’s youth is one of the most serious challenges facing the African continent today. Although many African countries are experiencing an economic boom, youth empowerment in Africa is at a crisis stage. While we have made great strides in…

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Liberia: UN to downsize peacekeeping force

The United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution authorizing the third phase of a drawdown of the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia to 3,590 military personnel and 1,515 police personnel, and deciding that the Mission’s mandate would no longer…

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Ebola One Year On

What Ebola Taught the World One Year Later, by Jim Yong Kim, MD, PhD, president of the World Bank Group. He is a co-founder of Partners in Health and formerly directed the World Health Organization’s HIV/AIDS department On March 5, Liberian physicians…

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The body of a suspected Ebola case in Sierra Leone is taken by an International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) team to the cemetery where it was buried in a dignified way. UN Photo/Martine Perret

Ebola fight requires district-by-district approach

The outgoing head of the United Nations Emergency Ebola Response Mission (UNMEER) said today, 30 December, that communities are going to play a big role in defeating the “nasty disease” in West Africa by stamping out outbreaks while they are…

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Weeding out Ebola in Liberia

Thousands of smallholder farmers in Liberia are set to benefit from an innovative seed distribution initiative that seeks to combine food security and containment strategies for Ebola  in Liberia. The initiative, led by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in…

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Economic Impact of Ebola

The Ebola epidemic continues to cripple the economies of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. The crisis is resulting in flat or negative income growth and creating large fiscal needs in all three countries, as they work to eradicate the virus,…

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