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SG Comments on Tour of Ebola-Affected Countries

Dec 23, 2014 News, Secretary General, United Nations , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Stephanie Zawalski/Europa Newswire December 22, 2014 UNITED NATIONS — The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, spoke after a system-wide meeting addressing the Ebola crisis, insisting that the UN’s response to the outbreak needs to be “Rapid, effective and comprehensive.” He emphasized the importance of embracing those, including medical professionals, who traveled to affected areas, stating that, “Ebola caregivers should be praised, not shunned. People who have traveled to Ebola-affected countries and have no signs of infection, are no threat” and commented that it is also critical to “combat the contagion of fear.” During his travels he visited the countries hit hardest [Read More]

UN and the Ebola outbreak

Oct 11, 2014 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

“I have worked as a public health doctor for 35 years and I’ve been involved in many disease outbreaks and indeed some pandemics. But I’ve never encountered a challenge like this one in my professional life.” United Nations, New York, USA, October 10 2014 – The General Assembly was briefed on the unfolding outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa and the global response to the epidemic. On the Photo: David Nabarro, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Ebola Photo by: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire David Nabarro, Senior UN System Coordinator for Ebola Virus Disease: “Every member of the General Assembly [Read More]

Ebola outbreak a global health emergency

Aug 15, 2014 News, Secretary General, United Nations , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Ebola outbreak a global health emergency-WHO By La Shawn Pagán The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the recent Ebola outbreak that has claimed an estimated of 1,848 lives to be a global public emergency. As numbers escalate, the organization gave the green light to test the experimental serum on patients who tested positive for the fateful disease. “A coordinated international response is deemed essential to stop and reverse the international spread of Ebola,” said the Director-General of the WHO Margaret Chan in Geneva. “Countries affected to date, simply don’t have the capacity to manage an outbreak of this scale [Read More]

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