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05 Oct 2014 description

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.

03 Oct 2014 description

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.

02 Oct 2014 description
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Defeating Ebola conference: Summary of conference pledges

Britain has rallied decisive international support for Sierra Leone in its hour of need, International Development Secretary Justine Greening said following the Defeating Ebola conference today in London.

The conference, co-hosted by the Foreign Secretary and the International Development Secretary, brought together more than 20 governments, a dozen charities and NGOs, the UN, World Bank, health experts and the private sector to pledge funds, equipment and health workers.

26 Sep 2014 description

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.

26 Sep 2014 description

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.

24 Sep 2014 description
report 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.

23 Sep 2014 description

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.

18 Sep 2014 description
report Inter Press Service

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.

17 Sep 2014 description

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.

15 Sep 2014 description
report UN News Service

12 septembre 2014 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-Moon, s'est félicité vendredi de la décision du Gouvernement Cubain d'envoyer 165 personnels médicaux en Sierra Leone pour aider à l'action contre Ebola. L'Union africaine mobilise également du personnel médical.

13 Sep 2014 description
report UN News Service

12 September 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed signs of solidarity in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and called on all countries and organizations to move swiftly to support the Governments of the countries affected.

12 Sep 2014 description

La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) recibe con satisfacción el compromiso del gobierno de Cuba de enviar 165 profesionales de la salud para apoyar en la atención al Ebola en África Occidental. El apoyo recién anunciando incluye a médicos, enfermeras, epidemiólogos, especialistas en control de infecciones, especialistas en cuidados intensivos y oficiales para la movilización social, y se concentrará en Sierra Leona

12 Sep 2014 description

L’OMS se félicite de l’engagement pris par le Gouvernement cubain de détacher 165 professionnels de santé chargés de prodiguer des soins contre la maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest. Parmi ces renforts récemment annoncés figurent des médecins, des infirmiers, des épidémiologistes, des spécialistes de la lutte anti‑infectieuse, des experts des soins intensifs et des agents de mobilisation sociale. Ces personnels seront concentrés en Sierra Leone.

12 Sep 2014 description

09/12/2014 21:22 GMT

by Nina LARSON

GENEVA, September 12, 2014 (AFP) - The worst-ever Ebola outbreak has killed more than 2,400 people, the UN said Friday, as Cuba pledged the largest foreign medical team deployed so far in the west African health crisis.

World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan warned the spiralling epidemic of the murderous tropical virus demanded a stronger, faster response from the international community.

11 Sep 2014 description

09/11/2014 14:58 GMT

HAVANA, September 11, 2014 (AFP) - Cuba has sent six tons of drugs and medical supplies to Gaza, devastated from seven weeks of war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 people, official media reported Thursday.

The government-run Cubadebate website said the humanitarian shipment was delivered by officials at Cuba's embassy in Cairo to the Palestinian representative there.

02 Sep 2014 description

By PACNEWS Editor, Makereta Komai in Samoa

Early lessons gained from a regional project to strengthen the link between National Meteorological Service and the communities indicate the need to communicate weather information and how it impacts the population in a simple and timely manner.

Part of the strategy is to allow people at the community level to take ownership of the information and empower their people to make choices that will protect them in any extreme weather event.

02 Sep 2014 description

By PACNEWS Editor Makereta Komai in Samoa

Leaders of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have been challenged to priorities investment in their meteorology and climate services because the end profit saves lives and properties.

That’s the advice of Cuba’s Weather Forecasting Services director, Dr Jose Rubeira, whose 20 years experience and strategies have saved thousands of lives and millions of dollars in economic losses.

12 Aug 2014 description
report Inter Press Service

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 11 2014 (IPS) - The world’s 52 small island developing states (SIDS), some in danger of being wiped off the face of the earth because of sea-level rise triggered by climate change, will be the focus of an international conference in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa next month.

Scheduled to take place Sep. 1-2, the conference will provide world leaders with “a first-hand opportunity to experience climate change and poverty challenges of small islands.”

17 Jul 2014 description
report Redhum

Cuba, 16 de Julio 2014

Fuente: El Nuevo Herald

La provincia de Camagüey se enfrenta a una de las peores situaciones epidemiológicas de los últimos años. A los casos de dengue, que ya han superado los 1,211 en lo que va de año, se suma ahora un brote de cólera que se ha cobrado la vida de al menos 11 personas adultas. Las autoridades sanitarias intentan detener el avance de la enfermedad y el ministerio de Salud Pública ha tomado medidas excepcionales para la ocasión.