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Ebola Mission: UN Chief Appoints New Head to Succeed Banbury

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania as new special representative and head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response(UNMEER) on Thursday. In his role as Special Representative, Ahmed will work closely with the Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, and with the governments in the region and other partners. Ahmed will succeed Anthony ...

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Ebola: WHO Achieves Goal, Treats 70 Per Cent Patients in Africa

A senior official from the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday that WHO has achieved its goal of isolating and treating 70 percent of Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea Conakry, where transmission of the viral epidemic has been reduced significantly. It has also succeeded in ensuring that 70 percent of Ebola victims are buried safely, WHO ...

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Ebola Outbreak Turns Ugly as Doctors Flee Hospitals, Days of ‘Plague Villages’ Resurface

More than fighting Ebola, lack of doctors to attend on patients is turning into a major challenge for international agencies, which are engaged in battling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as local doctors have either left their posts or foreign doctors are reluctant to take risk to treat the victims, said Reuters quoting medical experts. In an online debate ...

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