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  • Students in Liberia Become Active Ebola Case Finders
    Ever since the closure of the university due to the Ebola outbreak, Tony Harrison, a sociology student at the University of Liberia, has been trying to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus in his country. He joined the team of active case finders to go from house to ...More
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  • WHO is Notified of 11 Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia
    Between Nov. 20, 2014 and Dec. 7, 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 11 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including four deaths. ...More
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  • Brazil Reports First West Nile Virus Case to World Health Organization
    On Dec. 9, 2014, the Ministry of Health of Brazil reported a case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state of Piauí (PI) to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is the first detection of a human case of WNV infection in Brazil. The case has been under investigation ...More
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  • Simulation Exercises Help Healthcare Workers to Prepare to Confront Ebola
    Countries in Africa have been working on improving their preparedness in the event of an Ebola outbreak. The World Health Organization (WHO) teams have provided simulated exercises in hospitals and technical training, for immediate emergency response and communication. Mamo ...More
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • Partners Unite to Build Stronger Systems for Health in Ebola-Affected Countries
    Ministers of Health and Finance of Ebola-affected countries, international organizations and development partners assembled Dec. 10-11, 2014 for a high-level meeting on how to strengthen systems of health in Ebola-affected countries and agreed on what needs to be done to ...More
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  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Country That Knows How to Beat Ebola
    In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) there was long experience with Ebola – this was the seventh outbreak of the disease here. The country had the knowledge and the people needed to stop an outbreak – plus strong technical assistance and support from ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • University of Kansas Research Team Helps WHO Make Sense of Ebola Response Efforts
    In the midst of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a small group of University of Kansas researchers is quietly partnering with their colleagues in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Regional Office. Together, they are developing case studies to help understand ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Says Scale-up in Effective Malaria Control Dramatically Reduces Deaths
    The number of people dying from malaria has fallen dramatically since 2000 and malaria cases are also steadily declining, according to the World Malaria Report 2014. Between 2000 and 2013, the malaria mortality rate decreased by 47 percent worldwide and by 54 ...More
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  • Survivors Help Improve Ebola Care
    “When the outbreak first started in March and we heard about this deadly virus, Ebola, I was in Kakata,” says Austin S. Jallah, a student nurse at Kakata University, in Margibi County, Liberia. “People really doubted the fact that Ebola was real, until we ...More
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  • WHO Commends Spain for Ending Ebola Transmission
    On Dec. 2, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the Ebola outbreak in Spain over and commends the country on its diligence to end transmission of the virus. On Oct. 6, 2014, the Spanish National Reference Laboratory confirmed the first ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
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