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Liberia + 3 others
Ebola: réunion des plus grands experts mondiaux, la barre des 10.000 cas atteinte

Genève, Suisse | AFP | jeudi 23/10/2014 - 09:36 GMT

L'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) doit rendre publics jeudi les travaux des plus grands experts sur la maladie Ebola, réunis cette semaine en conférence virtuelle, alors que le seuil des 10.000 cas est presque atteint.

Sur les 9.936 cas d'Ebola enregistrés par l'OMS, un chiffre que l'organisation estime être inférieur à la réalité, il y a eu 4.877 décès, essentiellement dans 3 pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest (Liberia, Sierra Leone et Guinée), d'après un bilan arrêté au 19 octobre.

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Liberia + 3 others
Cuba sends more doctors to Ebola-hit west Africa as vaccine race heats up

10/22/2014 - 20:17 GMT

by Rod Mac Johnson

Cuban nurses and doctors headed to Liberia and Guinea Wednesday to help the fight against Ebola, as the death toll from the outbreak neared 4,900 and countries raced to get experimental vaccines ready for "real-world use".

The latest contingent of 83 reinforcements sent by Havana brought the total number of Cuban health workers in west Africa to at least 248, after 165 medical professionals were already sent to Sierra Leone last month.

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Liberia + 3 others
Cuba Ebola doctors bringing island in from cold

Havana, Cuba | AFP | Wednesday 10/22/2014 - 01:35 GMT

by Alexandre GROSBOIS / Francisco JARA

Cuba's contribution of hundreds of doctors and nurses to fight Ebola puts the island at the forefront of the international response and is even thawing relations with a sworn enemy the United States.

Despite its small population and strapped economy, Cuba has sent 165 medical professionals to Sierra Leone, a larger contingent than most Western countries.

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Nicaragua + 5 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies - Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 7 - Volume 377

Highlights

  • INTENSE RAINS: Rains in Nicaragua left 22 people dead and more than 32,000 affected; and have also caused damage in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, among other countries.

  • HURRICANE SEASON: Tropical depression Trudy left six people dead, more than 4,000 people in shelters and 5,000 houses damaged in Guerrero, Mexico.

  • EBOLA: An extraordinary summit of the ALBA member countries met in Havana to coordinate joint measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

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Nicaragua + 5 others
REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 7 - Volumen 377

Destacados

  • LLUVIAS INTENSAS: En Nicaragua se reportan 22 personas fallecidas y más de 32,000 afectadas como consecuencia de las lluvias que azotan la región y que han ocasionado daños también en Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador, entre otros países.

  • TEMPORADA DE HURACANES: La depresión tropical Trudy ha dejado a su paso por Guerrero, México, seis muertos, más de 4,000 personas albergadas y 5,000 viviendas con daños.

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Liberia + 5 others
Ebola no longer ‘localized emergency,’ UN health officials tell regional summit in Cuba

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UN News Service

20 October 2014 – Ebola is no longer a localized public health emergency, top UN officials said in Havana today as they commended Cuba for sending doctors and nurses to the affected countries in West Africa, and addressed regional leaders gathering to discuss ways to resolve the emergency and halt spread of the virus to regional States.

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Liberia + 4 others
ONU saluda Cumbre sobre el ébola que se celebra en La Habana

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UN News Service

20 de octubre, 2014 — El Secretario General de la ONU dio la bienvenida a una Cumbre extraordinaria de los países de la Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América (ALBA) para definir la contribución conjunta de sus miembros a la solución de la crisis sanitaria provocada por el brote de ébola en África occidental.

En un mensaje leído en la reunión en La Habana por el Enviado Especial de la ONU para el Ébola, David Nabarro, Ban Ki-moon reiteró que el virus en un problema mundial que requiere una respuesta masiva e inmediata.

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Algeria + 2 others
Spanish Cooperation Agency Continues Support For WFP In The Saharawi Refugee Camps

ALGIERS / MADRID – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of EUR 1.5 million from the Government of Spain to provide food assistance to the Saharawi refugee camps in Tindouf in western Algeria.

The Spanish donation will go towards the purchase of wheat flour, barley, rice and nutritious food to supplement the basic food basket of the refugee population. In addition, it will cover the transportation costs of an in-kind contribution of 500 metric tons of sugar donated by the Government of Cuba.

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World + 42 others
Food Outlook - Biannual Report on Global Food Markets, October 2014

According to the latest edition of FAO's biannual Food Outlook report, global markets for most foodstuffs are more stable than they have been in recent years

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Liberia + 1 other
En Liberia los primeros médicos cubanos que combatirán el ébola

El ministro liberiano de Relaciones Exteriores agradeció al Gobierno cubano esta “só­lida amistad y solidaridad con las personas necesitadas"

MONROVIA.—El Gobierno liberiano in­formó que la avanzada del grupo de médicos cubanos que participarán en las labores de lucha contra el ébola ya se encuentran en ese país.

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Sierra Leone + 1 other
In the Fight to Contain the Ebola Outbreak, 165 Cuban Medics Jet into Combat the disease

Freetown, Oct. 3, 014 (MOHS) – One hundred and sixty-five (165) Man-Medics Team from the Republic of Cuba to aid Sierra Leone in the fight to contain the deadly Ebola virus disease outbreak in the country arrived on Thursday October 2, 2014 at the Lungi International Airport.

The 165 man-team comprised 63 Medical specialist and 102 other cadres with different disciplines including nurses.

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Naciones Unidas brinda su apoyo a la Gestión de Riesgo de Desastre en Cuba

La Habana, Cuba – Autoridades de la Defensa Civil, representantes de sectores estatales y el Sistema de Naciones Unidas expusieron su compromiso para fortalecer los mecanismos de respuesta a los desastres en Cuba. Así fue avalado en un taller de dos días que reunió a más de 50 funcionarios con el reto de identificar las fortalezas, oportunidades y debilidades que tienen los procedimientos actuales de preparación y respuesta.

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Sierra Leone + 14 others
Defeating Ebola conference in London: International community pledges more health workers, funding and supplies

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Representatives from more than 20 governments, a dozen NGOs, the UN and a number of multinational companies have pledged emergency medical facilities, health workers to provide care and training to local staff, funding, equipment and logistics.

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Liberia + 3 others
Ebola: après les déclarations à l'ONU, les pays touchés attendent des actes rapides

09/26/2014 12:30 GMT

Par Zoom DOSSO

MONROVIA, 26 septembre 2014 (AFP) - Les pays africains en proie au virus Ebola, aux abois face à l'ampleur de l'épidémie, espéraient vendredi une traduction rapide en actes des appels solennels à l'ONU à l'envoi de renforts et d'aide.

L'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) a annoncé vendredi que des milliers de doses de vaccins expérimentaux devraient être disponibles début 2015, reconnaissant que "le problème principal n'est pas le manque de médicaments", mais "la faiblesse des systèmes de santé".

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Liberia + 6 others
West Africa in desperate wait for Ebola aid

09/26/2014 14:42 GMT

by Zoom Dosso

MONROVIA, September 26, 2014 (AFP) - Ebola-hit west Africa's governments were desperately counting on promises of global aid to be effected Friday as the World Health Organization announced urgently awaited vaccines could be ready early next year.

Liberia, the hardest-hit nation with almost 1,700 deaths, welcomed pledges of help from world leaders gathered at the United Nations on Thursday but warned it was losing the trust of its people as the crisis escalated.

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Colombia + 15 others
Virus del chikunguya se extiende por América con 10.845 casos confirmados

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El Espectador

Colombia tiene 42 casos autóctonos confirmados, según datos de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud.

El virus del chikunguya llegó ya al corazón de Suramérica después de haberse extendido desde el Caribe a Centroamérica y Norteamérica, y, según la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), ya hay 10.845 casos confirmados de esta enfermedad y al menos 113 muertes en todo el continente.

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Sierra Leone + 1 other
Cuban health workers arrive in Sierra Leone

09/23/2014 17:32 GMT -

HAVANA, September 23, 2014 (AFP) - The first members of a team of 165 Cuban doctors and health workers have arrived in Sierra Leone to help the fight against Ebola, a health official said Tuesday.

Jorge Perez, the director of the Pedro Kouri Institute of Tropical Medicine, told state television a small advance party had arrived in Freetown, one of the cities worst hit by the West African outbreak

They are tasked with determining exactly where in Sierra Leone the 62 doctors 103 Cuban nurses will be deployed.

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World + 19 others
World’s Most Unequal Region Sets Example in Fight Against Hunger

By Marianela Jarroud

SANTIAGO, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - Latin America and the Caribbean, the world’s most unequal region, has made the greatest progress towards improving food security and has become the region with the largest number of countries to have reached the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving the proportion of undernourished people.

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Nicaragua + 10 others
The 2014 Rainfall Season: Central and South America

Highlights

• Throughout 2014, the Central American region and northern areas of South America, have suffered significant and generalized rainfall deficits

• These deficits have affected the first growing season from the outset and have been consistent throughout – from April to July only few areas were not in a state of continuing deficitary water supply.