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New York , Aug 28 (JEN) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a roadmap that aims to stop Ebola transmissions within six to nine months, but acknowledges the actual number of cases may be much higher than that currently reported and the total caseload could exceed 20,000 over the course of the emergency. more
Ebola: UN-organized workshop aims to boost Africa’s defences against deadly disease

New York, Aug 28 (JEN) A three-day workshop organized by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) aimed at strengthening Africa’s defences against the Ebola outbreak is unde ...

UN health agency calls for regulation of ‘e-cigarettes,’ curbs on advertising, sales to minors

New York, Aug 27 (JEN) Electronic cigarettes, known as e-cigarettes, represent an “evolving frontier filled with promise and threat for tobacco control,” a new United Nations Wor ...

Flight restrictions hamper ability to battle Ebola, UN cautions

New York, Aug 26 (JEN) The United Nations on Monday cautioned against flight restrictions into and out of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, saying such limitations were preventing the ...

UN vows to radically scale up Ebola fight as ‘invisible’ caseloads are escaping detection

New York, Aug 23 (JEN) David Nabarro, Senior United Nations System Coordinator for Ebola who was appointed by the Secretary-General to establish how best the UN can support affected communi ...

Ebola: UN health agency reports encouraging signs in Nigeria, Guinea

New York,. Aug 20 (JEN) While the trends of the outbreak of Ebola in Nigeria and Guinea, where the virus made its first appearance in West Africa last December, have shown encouraging signs, ...

Ebola: UN health agency requests exit screening of travellers leaving affected countries

New York, Aug 19 (JEN) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said any persons with an illness consistent with Ebola should not be allowed to travel by air, sea or land ...

Ebola: cases, deaths ‘vastly underestimated,’ says UN health agency

New York, Aug 16 (IBNS): Health workers at Ebola outbreak sites are seeing evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths “vastly underestimate” the magnitude of the cris ...

Ebola: UN health agency seeks to allay fears about air travel

New York, Aug 15 (JEN) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday sought to allay fears amid reports that airlines are suspending flights over the Ebola outbreak by sen ...

Ebola: UN health agency says more than 1 million people affected by outbreak

New York, Aug 14 (JEN): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday convened a United Nations system-wide coordination meeting in response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which ...