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21 Oct 2015 description

Heavy rains have continued for far western Gulf of Guinea, while much drier conditions prevailed farther east across West Africa.

Heavy rain continues for portions of East Africa raising flooding concerns.

1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of northcentral and eastern Ethiopia.

16 Jul 2015 description

Marie Claire Mwanza, a health promotions officer

Marie Claire Therese Fwelo Mwanza, a health promotions officer with 27 years experience at WHO, helped end 5 of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) 7 Ebola outbreaks through effective community engagement. In 2014, Marie Claire played a role in bringing DRC’s latest Ebola outbreak to an end in 3 months. Then, she, and 60 colleagues she trained, went to Guinea to support the outbreak response there.

05 Jan 2015 description
report African Union

Friday 2nd January, 2015 – Eighty-one health (81) workers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have arrived in Guinea to fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic. The team comprises medical doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians, epidemiologists, humanitarian, psycho-social and communication professionals who will work directly in the Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) and in the communities across Guinea to support efforts already underway to stop the epidemic. They will also train local health workers on how to prevent and contain the Ebola virus.

23 Sep 2014 description

Voici le quatrième numéro d’une série de rapports réguliers sur la feuille de route pour la riposte au virus Ebola.1 Il renferme un examen de la situation épidémiologique fondé sur les informations officielles communiquées par les Ministères de la Santé, et une évaluation de l’action par rapport aux indicateurs essentiels de la feuille de route, lorsque ceux-ci sont disponibles. Des indicateurs supplémentaires seront communiqués à mesure que les données seront réunies.

13 Aug 2014 description

The Chinese government has decided to provide emergency humanitarian aid with a total value of 30 million yuan to Ebola-stricken west African countries like Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to help them fight against the virus. That is the Chinese government’s second emergency aid to west African countries against Ebola recently.

29 May 2014 description

Outbreaks that occurred in the WHO African Region between January - February 2014 (Situation as of 23 May 2014)

In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January - April 2014 is provided as well as a summary of ongoing outbreaks as reported by Member States.

Overview of major outbreaks in the WHO African Region

24 Apr 2014 description
report British Red Cross

For further information contact:

Henry Makiwa 0207 877 7479/ HMakiwa@redcross.org.uk

On call mobile: 0771 0391703

17 Apr 2014 description
report Voice of America

Steve Baragona April 16, 2014

WASHINGTON — The strain of Ebola virus that has killed 121 people in West Africa may have been circulating there undetected for some time, according to a new study.

This is the first reported outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. But the new study in the New England Journal of Medicine said this strain of the virus may not be new to the area.

Researchers from Africa and Europe compared viral DNA from this outbreak to previous episodes.

22 Aug 2012 description
report The New York Times


DAKAR, Senegal — A fierce cholera epidemic is spreading through the coastal slums of West Africa, killing hundreds and sickening many more in one of the worst regional outbreaks in years, health experts said.

Read the story on the New York Times

09 Sep 2011 description
report UN Security Council

This report is dedicated to the memory of former Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld as we mark this year the fiftieth anniversary of his death in 1961.

I believe we have only begun to explore the full potentialities of the United Nations as an instrument for multilateral diplomacy, especially the most useful combinations of public discussion on the one hand and private negotiations and mediation on the other.


23 Mar 2005 description
report African Union


18 Aug 2000 description

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today appealed to the international community for immediate help in alleviating food shortages in refugee camps in Africa.