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WHO Logistics Hub Airlifts its Largest Single Shipment of Humanitarian Cargo to Ethiopia

WHO and partners are working closely to address the health needs of nearly 2.5 million people in the current crisis

The World Health Organization (WHO) Logistics Hub in Dubai delivered 85 metric tons of life-saving medical supplies to Ethiopia, the largest single shipment of humanitarian cargo to date airlifted by the Hub. The supplies including essential medicines, trauma and surgical medicines, infusions, consumables equipment and cholera kits were flown by…

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West Africa’s first-ever case of Marburg virus disease confirmed in Guinea

This is the first time Marburg, a highly infectious disease that causes haemorrhagic fever, has been identified in the country, and in West Africa

Health authorities in Guinea today confirmed a case of Marburg virus disease in the southern Gueckedou prefecture. This is the first time Marburg, a highly infectious disease that causes haemorrhagic fever, has been identified in the country, and in West Africa. Marburg, which is in the same family as the…

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Ensuring Access to Healthcare Services in Hard-to-reach Areas of South Sudan

As part of the response to meet the growing health and nutrition needs WHO delivered lifesaving treatments and supplies including trauma, pneumonia, and diarrhea kits

As a team of health workers from the State Ministry of Health in Western Equatoria and WHO arrived in Nadiangere village of Western Equatoria in June 2021, they were welcomed by cheering residents who gathered at Nadiangere Primary Health Care Unit. The team was distributing medicine and supplies delivered by…

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Ebola outbreak in Guinea declared over

WHO helped ship around 24 000 Ebola vaccine doses and supported the vaccination of nearly 11 000 people at high risk

The Ebola outbreak that emerged in Guinea in mid-February was declared over today. It was the first time the disease resurfaced in the country since the deadly outbreak in West Africa that ended in 2016. Guinean health authorities declared the outbreak on 14 February 2021 after three cases were detected…

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WHO Demonstrates Commitment in supporting COVID-19 Response and Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Preparedness in Liberia

Recent data emanating from the national Incident Management System (IMS) shows continuous increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Liberia, especially in Montserrado County

he World Health Organization (WHO) on 16th June 2021 delivered a huge consignment of Infection Prevention Control (IPC) supplies and laboratory diagnostic kits to the Ministry of Health in Monrovia to strengthen the response to COVID-19 and improve preparedness to EVD. The supplies donated included diagnostic kits for COVID-19 and…

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Over 1.2 million need health assistance in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado Province

Violence and insecurity have damaged or forced shut nearly a third of the province’s 132 health facilities

More than 1.2 million people urgently need health assistance in Cabo Delgado Province in northern Mozambique where recent armed attacks sparked further population displacement and deepened a protracted humanitarian crisis. Violence and insecurity have damaged or forced shut nearly a third of the province’s 132 health facilities, depriving communities of…

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WHO steps up efforts to curb Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

More than 100 WHO staff, deployed from other countries and from within Guinea, are expected to be part of the Ebola response by the end of February

With efforts gathering pace to promptly tackle the new Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) is deploying teams of experts to support the national authorities ramp up the response and avert widespread infections. Health authorities in Guinea declared an…

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Coronavirus - Uganda: When an Electricity Dam Construction Site was Turned into a COVID-19 Treatment Facility

That was the scene at this site until the first week of August 2020 when one of the workers tested positive for COVID-19 during a random check

There is a beehive of activity at the construction site of Achwa Hydro-Power Plant (AHPP) in Pader district, Northern Uganda, about 100 Kms from Gulu City. People and machines pace up and down with a determination of beating a set deadline – kind of a race against time. That was…

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Coronavirus - Uganda: Ministry of Health Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign targets 1.6 million lives in the West-Nile region of Uganda

Yellow fever outbreak in the West Nile region required the Ministry’s quick response despite currently being engaged by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response

Mr Mark Oguma Oguti and his daughter Claudia are thrilled about the launch of the Yellow Fever Vaccination campaign. Asked whether his other family members will be immunized, Mark excitedly says, “they are on the way with their mom. My wife and I always ensure that our family benefits from…

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Coronavirus - North East Nigeria: COVID-19 Situation Update (As at 1st August 2020)

As at 1 st August 2020, a total of 844 confirmed cases have been recorded including 52 deaths

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to gain infection traction in the North East states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, since the first index case was reported on the 18th of April 2020 in Borno State. With over 7.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance due to the ongoing humanitarian crisis…