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Friday, September 19, 2014

WHO Director-General addresses UN Security Council on Ebola - 18th Sept 2014

Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization Address to emergency session of the UN Security Council, Peace and security in Africa (Ebola)
New York, USA

http://www.who.int/dg/speeches/2014/security-council-ebola/en/

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

WHO publication on Travel and transport risk assessment

Travel and transport risk assessment: Interim guidance for public health authorities and  the transport sector is published and available at this following link :

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/132168/1/WHO_EVD_Guidance_TravelTransportRisk_14.1_eng.pdf?ua=1&ua=1

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

WHO press release on Liberia exit screening

Press release on Liberia exit screening at http://www.who.int/features/2014/ebola-liberia-travel/en/

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

WHO publication on Ebola event management at Points of Entry

A new WHO publication "Interim Guidance for Ebola Event Management at Points of Entry" is released, please find it at

http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/event-management-poe/en/

This interim guidance document for Ebola virus disease is intended for National Focal Points for the International Health Regulations (IHR)(2005), PoE public health authorities, PoE operators, conveyance operators, crew members and other stakeholders involved in the management of Public health event.

 

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Monday, September 1, 2014

WHO issues roadmap for scaled-up response to the Ebola outbreak

The roadmap was informed by comments received from a large number of partners, including health officials in the affected countries, the African Union, development banks, other UN agencies, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and countries providing direct financial support.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

WHO Statement on travel and transport in relation to Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak

WHO Statement on travel and transport in relation to Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has been published in ENGLISH :
http://who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2014/ebola-travel-trasport/en/

Other languages are now available (FRENCH - SPANISH - ARABIC) :

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News
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Friday, August 8, 2014

WHO Statement - IHR (2005) Emergency Committee regarding Ebola

It was the unanimous view of International Health Regulations Emergency Committee Regarding the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa that the conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) have been met.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

IHR (2005) Emergency Committee regarding Ebola (7th August)

On 6 August, WHO is convening an Emergency Committee of international experts to review the outbreak and advise the Director-General, in accordance with the International Health Regulations, whether the Ebola virus disease outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Experts will receive an epidemiological briefing and will determine whether the criteria for a PHEIC have been met. If the Emergency Committee agrees that this is a PHEIC, they will then advise the Director-General on temporary recommendations.

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News
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Friday, August 1, 2014

EBOLA UPDATE (1st August)

WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan and west African presidents’ speech to launch intensified Ebola outbreak response plan on Ebola Situation (1st August 2014):
www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/ebola-outbreak-response-plan/en/

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New WHO Collaborative Centre for IHR - Points of Entry in China (AQSIQ)

In July 2014, WHO has designated a new collaborating Centre for IHR – Points of Entry with the Health Quarantine and Inspection Department of the General Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China, in order to have their support in the development of global technical guidance, tools,  networks and activities related to core capacity building in the context of International Health Regulations (IHR), such as for development of a global vector identification platform.

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