HEALTH

Cholera outbreak challenges relief efforts in Malawi’s flood-affected communities

A cholera outbreak is further jeopardizing the health of 230,000 people recently displaced by floods in Malawi.

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IOM Builds Public Health, Border Management Capacity in Ebola-Impacted Region

IOM is planning to step up its support for building cross-border public health capacity and safe migration systems in West Africa to contain Ebola and other infectious diseases.

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MSF: Ebola decline encouraging, but critical gaps remain

A downward trend of new cases is reported in Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Ebola management centres across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

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Rotary releases US$8.1 million to end polio in Nigeria

As Nigeria marks six months without a new case of polio, Rotary has announced $8.1 in grants to help the country in its final push to eradicate the disease within its borders.

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B-FAST mission stays one month longer in Guinea

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, January 19, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The B-FAST Coordination Council last week decided to prolong the mission of the B-FAST team in Guinea with one month. On 18 January, a second team traveled to Guinea to take over from the first team, that is there since 20 December and that […]

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EU’s response to the Ebola Virus Disease

The Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will meet in Accra on 16 January 2015 for a two-day High-level Coordination Meeting of ECOWAS partners on the fight against Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa.

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