West Africa: UN Chief Appoints New Envoy for Ebola
[Premium Times]The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Friday appointed Ismail Ahmed of Mauritania as his new Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, UNMEER.
[WHO] Goma -"You can't take my son away because I know you will go kill him. You will inject him with Ebola. That's what everybody here knows."
[FrontPageAfrica] Our attention has been drawn to the Tuesday, June 18, 2019, edition of the print and online versions of your outlet (FrontPageAfrica) under the banner headline "Grant or Loan? Liberia, IMF in Deadlock Over US$100M From EJS Era." The story asks "Was it a loan from the IMF to the Sirleaf administration or a grant? Either way, where did the money go?" Our response was delayed out of respect for President George Weah's wishes for an IMF program to help resuscitate the struggling Liberian economy, in response t
Publication date: 22 June 2019Source: New Scientist, Volume 242, Issue 3235Author(s): Ruby Prosser ScullyMore than half of all outbreaks of the deadly virus are missed
Publication date: 22–28 June 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10190Author(s): John Zarocostas
[AfricaFocus] AfricaFocus Bulletin normally contains material on one topic only, as in bulletins earlier this year on Mozambique in January and March, Sudan in March , and Ebola in April. Each provides substantive excepts from current material as well as links for ongoing coverage.
[Nation] Doctors have given a clean bill of health to three people earlier suspected to have Ebola.
Nature, Published online: 21 June 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01974-1Cuttlefish, spiders and human deploy the same genes despite evolving limbs independently. Plus: meet the Ebola workers battling a virus in a war zone and learn how to do fieldwork with kids in tow.
Nature, Published online: 21 June 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01957-2Nature's Amy Maxmen reports from the front line of the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
This Thursday, we cover: World Refugee Day, Peace in the Middle East marred by obstacles, UN health agency ’s report on epilepsy, UN refugee agency update on Cities #WithRefugees initiative and World Health Organization’s flags Ebola-response funding gap in DR Congo.
Insecurity in northeast Congo has hampered a measles vaccination drive and forced people to flee their homes, local responders said on Wednesday, complicating efforts to control the spread of a virus that has killed more people that Ebola this year.Reuters Health Information