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Liberia + 2 others
President Sirleaf Meets with Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende & USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah

Both Pledge More Financial and Material Support to Liberia’s Fight against the Ebola Virus Disease

Tuesday, 14th October 2014

Monrovia, Liberia - The Governments of Norway and the United States of America have pledged to stand by the Government and people of Liberia by providing more financial and material support in its fight against the Ebola virus disease ravaging the country.

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Liberia + 3 others
Norwegian Foreign Minister in Liberia: Norway pledges a further NOK 75 million to the fight against Ebola

‘The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the worst the world has ever seen, and is a serious threat to health, security and development both in the region and globally. Unless the international community, and particularly the UN and WHO, scale up and speed up the response, the situation will continue to deteriorate,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Gaza: Clear requirements by donors

‘The Gaza war this summer shows that the cycle of violence must be broken. Fundamental steps are needed to open up Gaza and generate growth and development for the people there. That will require new policies from both Israel and the Palestinians,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Liberia + 3 others
Norway pledges NOK 70 million to new World Bank fund to fight Ebola

Norway is the first country to support the World Bank’s new multidonor fund for the fight against Ebola. ‘It is positive that the World Bank is setting up a fund to put the health sector in the affected countries in a better position to deal with the crisis. Norway will contribute nearly NOK 70 million to the fund,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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World + 4 others
Partners Announce New Goal of $50 Million to Save Lives of Mothers and Newborns at Grand Challenges Annual Meeting

Five-year expansion aims to promote, scale creative solutions to reduce maternal and newborn mortality in low-income communities

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

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Ukraine + 3 others
Government to increase support for Ukraine

‘It is important to support the positive trend towards greater European cooperation and integration, particularly in countries where this trend has been put under severe strain in the wake of Russia’s violations of international law in Ukraine. The Government has therefore proposed to increase its support to Ukraine by NOK 160 million, to a total of NOK 200 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Liberia + 3 others
UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) External Situation Report, 0600 Hours NYT – 8 October 2014 / No. 14

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Fifth Committee of the General Assembly endorses the USD 49.9 million funding proposal for UNMEER and the Office of the Special Envoy on Ebola

  • Healthcare workers at Bong County ETU cease industrial action and return to work

  • European Union scales up response to epidemic with airlift of relief items to West Africa and coordination of system to evacuate international workers infected with EVD to hospitals in Europe

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Liberia + 3 others
Norway doubles support for fight against Ebola

Norway is doubling its support for the fight against Ebola, and will be contacting the UN, the UK Government and other relevant actors to offer personnel and equipment for their operations. A new contribution of NOK 89 million brings Norway’s total funding for the fight against Ebola to just over NOK 184 million.

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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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World + 1 other
Norway’s Generous Support Enhances UNHRD

The Norwegian Government continues to support the UNHRD Network and has recently provided NOK 2.5 million (around USD$400,000) towards operations and initiatives in 2014.

NOREPS, Innovation Norway and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs have been important partners since the inception of UNHRD, and Norway has provided invaluable contributions that helped expand UNHRD from one depot in Brindisi to a network of six locations worldwide.

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Liberia + 1 other
Norway to give Liberia $150m to fight illegal logging that may spread Ebola

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Guardian

Norway will give Liberia up to $150m (£92.1m) over the next six years to fund protective measures aimed at stamping out illegal logging in its agricultural sector, which some scientists believe may have contributed to the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

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Somalia + 1 other
Urgent need for emergency relief in Somalia

'Three years after the last famine in Somalia, another hunger crisis is looming. According to the UN, one million people are in urgent need of emergency response. The Norwegian Government is therefore increasing its humanitarian support for Somalia by NOK 35 million,’ said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

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Liberia + 3 others
Norway trebles funding to combat Ebola

‘The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than the world can respond to it. There are not enough health workers in the field, and dying people are being turned away by hospitals. Norway is therefore providing a further NOK 58.7 million to international efforts to combat the outbreak,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Iraq + 2 others
Norway promises increased support for Iraq

‘Today’s meeting of the Security Council sends an important signal of international support for Iraq in its fight against the extremist organisation ISIL,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

Mr Brende gave an address about the situation in Iraq to the UN Security Council on Friday. He made it clear that Norway will assist Iraq in its fight against ISIL through political, military and not least humanitarian support.

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South Sudan + 1 other
Norway donates $10 million to FAO South Sudan

Norway will provide 50 000 households with emergency livelihood kits

11 September 2014, Juba – Norway has donated approximately $10 million to help FAO provide conflict-affected farmers, fishers and herders in South Sudan with critical livelihood support.

Norway’s gift will allow FAO to distribute emergency livelihood kits – including crop seeds, fishing tools, vegetable seeds and livestock health kits – to an additional 50 000 vulnerable households, enabling them to plant crops, fish waterways and protect livestock from critical diseases.

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WHO delivers IV fluids to Ministry of Health for Gaza casualties, August 2014

12 August 2014 – A convoy of 24 trailers carrying a WHO shipment of four types of IV fluids passed through the Rafah border from Egypt on 11 August to supply Ministry of Health hospitals in Gaza. The shipment consists of 240 000 half-litre units of dextrose, dextrose-saline, saline and Ringer’s lactate solutions and intravenous sets, procured by WHO through a donation from Norway.

The shipment is valued at US$ 212 000 and was delivered to the Ministry of Health warehouse in Khan Younis for inventory and sorting before distribution.

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Guinea + 3 others
Norway increases funding to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Norway is providing an additional NOK 15 million to support efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak. ‘The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa is cause for great concern. A concerted effort at both local and international level is needed to control the outbreak and prevent further spread of the disease,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Pakistan + 2 others
Pakistan: Health Bulletin July, 2014 - Volume: 2, Issue: 7

IN THIS BULLETIN

English News

Polio Cases Recorded

Health Profile: District Multan

Maps

Articles

Urdu News

Health Directory

HIGHLIGHTS:

Polio spread feared over mass displacement

Dengue: Mosquito larva still exists in Pindi

Lack of coordination hampering vaccination of NWA children

Delayed security nods affect polio drives in city

Combating dengue: Fumigation carried out in rural areas

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World + 3 others
Strategy for intensifying international efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilation for the period 2014–2017

‘Worldwide, around 125 million girls and women have been subjected to genital mutilation. The fight to eliminate female genital mutilation in Norway and internationally is a high priority for the Government. Norway has set the new and ambitious goal of eliminating this harmful practice in the course of one generation,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.