UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response - updates

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Sierra Leone now has means to control Ebola epidemic – UN

Jan 10, 2015 - 5:07 PM

The West African country is in much better shape today to control Ebola say the new head of the UN mission for the fight against the disease

FIGHT CONTINUES. Health workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) outside a midwifery school attend a training session on Ebola, in Makeni, Sierra Leone. File photo from UNICEF/John James

Ebola-infected UK nurse fighting for her life

Jan 05, 2015 - 7:35 AM

Royal Free Hospital: The condition of Pauline Cafferkey has gradually deteriorated over the past two days and is now critical

The entrance to The Royal Free hospital in central London 30 December 2014. Andy Rain/EPA

Victory against Ebola 'within our reach’ – UN

Jan 04, 2015 - 4:04 PM

The UN s new Ebola response chief will visit Liberia Sierra Leone and Guinea warning against complacency in fighting Ebola

FIGHT CONTINUES. Health workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) outside a midwifery school where they are attending a training session on Ebola, in Makeni, Sierra Leone. Photo: UNICEF/John James

Ban pledges UN support in tour of Ebola-hit West Africa

Dec 20, 2014 - 9:43 AM

Today we have reason to be cautiously optimistic that this terrible outbreak can be defeated says UN chief Ban Ki moon

MORE UN SUPPORT. A handout image released by the United Nations (UN) shows UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (R) sit for a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia, Liberia, December 19 2014. Photo by Evan Schneider/Handout/EPA

Ebola still 'flaming' in parts of Sierra Leone, Guinea – UN

Dec 10, 2014 - 8:28 AM

The UN coordinator on Ebola says more foreign health workers and specialists are needed in areas where the disease is still spreading quickly as are more treatment units and beds

AGONY. People look on as a woman reacts after her husband is suspected of dying from the Ebola virus, in the Liberian capital Monrovia, on October 4, 2014. Pascal Guyot/AFP

UN opens Ebola office in Mali as two new cases emerge

Nov 26, 2014 - 10:53 PM

The office of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response UNMEER is headed by Dr Ibrahima Soce Fall the World Health Organization country representative in Mali

UN warns Ebola still far from over

Nov 22, 2014 - 11:01 AM

UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon says if international efforts are stepped up the Ebola outbreak can be contained by the middle of next year

'LONG BATTLE AHEAD.' UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon responds to a question from the news media during a press conference on the global Ebola response at the World Bank in Washington DC, USA November 21, 2014. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

World Bank chief urges Asian health help in Africa

Nov 04, 2014 - 2:23 PM

World Bank president: I call on countries across Asia to offer trained health workers now to help stop Ebola at its source

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim during a press conference at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group 2014 annual meetings in Washington, DC, USA, 09 October 2014. Shawn Thew/EPA

Ebola 'winning the race', infections to soar

Oct 15, 2014 - 2:14 PM

We either stop Ebola now or we face an entirely unprecedented situation for which we do not have a plan

ANOTHER ONE. A team of funeral agents specializing in the burial of victims of the Ebola virus put a body in a grave at the Fing Tom cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on October 10, 2014. Florian Plaucher/AFP

Ebola strikes 4th American as UN ramps up response

Oct 03, 2014 - 10:59 AM

UPDATED By far the most deadly epidemic of Ebola on record has spread into five west African countries since the start of the year infecting more than 7 000 people and killing about half of them

EBOLA. Liberians watch as a burial team enters their community to collect a dead body suspected of being an Ebola victim in the slum area of Logan Town outside Monrovia, Liberia, 30 September 2014. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

UN launches mission to halt worldwide Ebola spread

Oct 02, 2014 - 11:31 PM

The United Nations launches a mission to contain the spread of the deadly virus

TO ISOLATION. A picture taken on August 25, 2014 in Monrovia shows nurses wearing a protective suit escorting a man infected with the Ebola virus to a hospital in Monrovia. Zoom Dosso/AFP