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Study warns swift action needed to curb exponential climb in Ebola outbreak

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:00:00 GMT
Unless Ebola control measures in west Africa are enhanced quickly, experts from the WHO and Imperial College, London, predict numbers will continue to climb exponentially, and more than 20 000 people will have been infected by early November, according to a new article in the New England Journal of Medicine released 6 months after WHO was first notified of the outbreak in west Africa.

In the article, public health epidemiologists and statisticians reviewed data since the beginning of the outbreak in December 2013 to determine the scale of the epidemic, better understand the spread of the disease, and what it will take to reverse the trend of infections.
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WHO statement on the second meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee regarding the 2014 Ebola outbreak in west Africa

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:18:00 GMT
The second meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the IHR 2005 regarding the 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD, or “Ebola”) outbreak in west Africa was conducted with members and advisors of the Emergency Committee through electronic correspondence from 16 September 2014 through 21 September 20141.

The following IHR States Parties provided an update on and assessment of the Ebola outbreak, including progress towards implementation of the Emergency Committee’s Temporary Recommendations2: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Senegal.
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WHO welcomes decision to establish United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:00:00 GMT
Nearly six months after the first case of Ebola in west Africa was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and the Security Council have approved resolutions creating the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) to contain the ongoing outbreak which has sickened more than 5,500 people and killed over 2,500.

“This is not just a public health crisis. This is a social crisis, a humanitarian crisis, an economic crisis and a threat to national security well beyond the outbreak zones,” said Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, to the UN Security Council on Thursday. “For these reasons, Mr Secretary-General and I are calling for a UN-wide initiative that draws together all the assets of all relevant UN agencies."
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New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:30:00 GMT
New data released today by the United Nations show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49% between 1990 and 2013. The average annual reduction has accelerated – in some countries it has even tripled – but overall progress is still short of meeting the global target of a two-thirds decrease in under-five mortality by 2015.

New estimates in "Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2014" show that in 2013, 6.3 million children under five died from mostly preventable causes, around 200 000 fewer than in 2012, but still equal to nearly 17 000 child deaths each day.
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Study warns swift action needed to curb exponential climb in Ebola outbreak
'Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:00:00 GMT'
WHO statement on the second meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee regarding the 2014 Ebola outbreak in west Africa
'Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:18:00 GMT'
WHO welcomes decision to establish United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response
'Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:00:00 GMT'
WHO news on Ebola
'Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:53:00 GMT'
New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever
'Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:30:00 GMT'
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