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On 1 February 2016, I declared that the Zika outbreak sweeping through the Americas was a public health emergency of international concern. That was not an easy call. But looking back, it was the right one. At that time, the disease itself, long dismissed as an obscure medical curiosity, could hardly be described as
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The World Health Organisation, WHO, has released its global report on the outbreak of Yellow Fever. For Africa, it was not good news as Angola, Democratic Republic of The Congo, Ghana, Chad, Guinea and Uganda remained at risk.WHO, in the report dated July 8, listed Angola as with the highest record of suspected cases put at 3552 while DRC has
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WHO Statement on the Fifth Meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of wild poliovirus 5 May 2015The fifth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of wild poliovirus in 2014 - 15 was
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The killing in Guinea of eight Ebola educators by locales shows how many rural populations in West Africa mistrust authorities after years of instability and conflict, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.Eight bodies were found after an attack on a team visiting remote South Eastern Guinea, a government spokesman said on Thursday
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Dr Margaret ChanDirector-General Address to emergency session of the UN Security Council: Peace and security in Africa (Ebola) New York, New York, USA, 18 September 2014 Distinguished members of the Security Council, Mr Secretary General, Dr Nabarro. Many of the governments you represent have been helping, with treatment
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The calm but precise method the Rivers State Government has adopted in tackling the outbreak of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, is yielding results, already. The world’s health watchdog, has commended the state for its pro-active participation in the fight. A crack team reputed to be the best that could be found anywhere is working in the
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