Epidemic

Maps and updates related to this term.

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Liberia + 3 others
Canada Announces Additional Support to Global Efforts Combatting the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Canada providing funding to the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response

October 17, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced additional funding to support international efforts led by the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) to respond to the immediate needs related to the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

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Nigeria + 5 others
ECOWAS, Canada to strengthen cooperation

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The ECOWAS Commission and Canada have agreed to strengthen and deepen cooperation in various strategic areas, including regional security, trade, economic development and investment, capacity building and humanitarian issues.

“The benefits of long-standing relation between ECOWAS and Canada at country and regional levels, and especially Canada’s leadership role in the capitalization of development partners’ Pool Fund cannot be taken for granted,” the Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Toga Gayewea McIntosh said in Abuja on Thursday 16th October 2014.

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Sierra Leone + 1 other
Government of Canada announces a second mobile lab and team to be deployed to West Africa to assist in the Ebola outbreak

October 4, 2014 - Ottawa, ON - Public Health Agency of Canada

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, with Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Gregory Taylor, announced the deployment of a second mobile lab team to West Africa.

Today, the Public Health Agency of Canada deployed a second mobile laboratory and two additional Agency scientists to Sierra Leone to join the Agency's existing team in the field in Kailahun. A third scientist will leave on Tuesday.

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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 + 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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Guinea + 3 others
Le Canada fournit une aide supplémentaire pour lutter contre l’éclosion du virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest

Le 25 septembre 2014 – New York, New York – Affaires étrangères, Commerce et Développement Canada

Aujourd’hui, le ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Christian Paradis a annoncé l’octroi d’une aide humanitaire supplémentaire afin de répondre aux besoins immédiats des personnes touchées par l’éclosion de la maladie à virus Ebola en Guinée, au Liberia et en Sierra Leone, ainsi que dans les pays voisins de l’Afrique de l'Ouest. Cette aide fait suite aux récents appels lancés par les Nations Unies et les organisations non gouvernementales.

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Liberia + 3 others
Canada Provides Further Humanitarian Assistance to Fight the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced additional humanitarian assistance to help meet the immediate needs of the people affected by the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and neighbouring countries in West Africa. The assistance is in response to recent appeals issued by the United Nations and non-governmental organizations.

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Liberia + 5 others
Canada offers essential protective equipment to help stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa

Health Minister Rona Ambrose today announced that Canada will make available for donation over $2.5 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) to the World Health Organization (WHO) to aid in the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Recently, the WHO reported a shortage of equipment in the affected countries and has appealed to member states for donations for use by front-line workers in the affected countries.

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Guinea + 3 others
Government of Canada donates experimental Ebola vaccine to World Health Organization

Treatment may help ongoing outbreak response in West Africa

August 12, 2014 - Ottawa- Public Health Agency of Canada

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced that the Government of Canada will donate doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada to the World Health Organization (WHO) in its role as an international coordinating body in responding to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The WHO will help to facilitate distribution of the vaccine.

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Guinea + 3 others
Canada providing additional funding to help fight the Ebola outbreak

Canada continues to address immediate needs in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

August 8, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced additional support to help fight the growing Ebola outbreak in the West Africa region; and the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, provided an update on the situation and Canada’s efforts to date.

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Guinea + 3 others
Canada Announces Emergency Contribution to Fight Ebola Virus Outbreak

April 18, 2014

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced a joint funding contribution of $1,285,000 to address the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.

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Guinea + 2 others
African health workers battle Ebola; suspected Canada case

03/25/2014 03:18 GMT

by Mouctar Bah

CONAKRY, March 25, 2014 (AFP) - Health officials in Guinea battled to contain west Africa's first outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus as neighbouring Liberia reported its first suspected victims and a traveller returning to Canada was hospitalised with suspicious symptoms.

At least 59 people are known to have died in Guinea's southern forests and there are six suspected cases in Liberia which, if confirmed, would mark the first spread of the highly contagious pathogen into another country.

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Guinea + 2 others
Après la Guinée, cas suspects d'Ebola détectés au Liberia et au Canada

03/25/2014 01:29 GMT

Par Mouctar BAH

CONAKRY, 25 mars 2014 (AFP) - Après la Guinée frappée par des cas de fièvre hémorragique, dont celle provoquée par le virus Ebola, qui ont fait une soixantaine de morts depuis janvier, six cas suspects d'Ebola ont été détectés lundi au Liberia voisin, dont cinq mortels, et un autre cas a été détecté au Canada.

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Pakistan + 1 other
Canada leading fight to eradicate polio in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Canada's Minister of State (Multiculturalism) Tim Uppal today concluded a visit to Pakistan where he met with vaccinators, doctors and UNICEF staff and announced Canada's latest contribution to the fight to eradicate polio in Pakistan and around the world. While in Pakistan Minister Uppal also met with local Pakistan government officials as well as visited a mosque, Gurudwara Nankana Sahib, and Joseph colony (a Christian community in Lahore).

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Canada responds to measles outbreak in Central African Republic

OTTAWA — Canada is providing immediate assistance to hundreds of thousands of people in the Central African Republic affected by a measles outbreak, announced the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation.

"Canada is working quickly to respond to the measles outbreak in the Central African Republic," said Minister Fantino. "Our government's commitment to the quick and effective delivery of humanitarian assistance to those most in need speaks to core Canadian values."

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Le Canada réagit à une épidémie de rougeole en République centrafricaine

OTTAWA — L'honorable Julian Fantino, ministre de la Coopération internationale, a annoncé que le Canada allait apporter une aide immédiate à des centaines de milliers de personnes touchées par une épidémie de rougeole en République centrafricaine.

« Le Canada travaille rapidement pour réagir à l'épidémie de rougeole qui sévit en République centrafricaine, a déclaré le ministre Fantino. L'engagement de notre gouvernement à offrir une aide humanitaire rapide et efficace à ceux qui en ont le plus besoin témoigne des valeurs canadiennes fondamentales. »

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Uganda + 1 other
Canada helps Ugandans affected by flooding and a cholera outbreak

OTTAWA — Canada is providing life-saving assistance to combat a cholera outbreak which could affect more than 900,000 people in Uganda, as well as support to help meet the immediate needs of approximately 6,500 people affected by the flooding in western Uganda, announced the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation.

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World + 20 others
Development for Results 2010-2011: At the heart of Canada's efforts for a better world

Ottawa―The results of Canada's commitments to developing countries are now easier to access after Canada's Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, released the Development for Results 2010-2011 report today.

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Haiti + 1 other
Haiti Ratifies Business-Oriented Prime Minister

By Betty Désir

PORT-AU-PRINCE, May 14, 2012 (IPS) - Almost three months after the seat was left vacant when the former prime minister resigned due to disagreements and political wrangling with the president, as of Monday, Haiti finally has a new prime minister.

Businessman Laurent Salvador Lamothe, 39, will succeed Dr. Gary Conille who served in the important post for only four months. The doctor – who has also worked for several United Nations agencies around the world – resigned in February because of disagreements with President Michel Martelly, elected in May 2011.

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Haiti + 4 others
Haiti Mission Head Tells Security Council Progress Made in Security, Rule of Law, but Recent Resignation of Prime Minister Could Threaten Progress to Democracy

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6732nd Meeting (AM)

Mariano Fernandez Says, Nearly Eight Years after Mission’s Deployment,
Goals of Peace-keeping in Sight, Despite Serious Setbacks by 2010 Earthquake