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UN health agency warns rainy season now hampering Ebola response in West Africa

03 June 2015 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today reported an increase in the intensity and geographic area of Ebola transmission in Guinea and Sierra Leone, warned that the onset of the rainy season “from now onwards” will make field operations more difficult and noted that community engagement remains a challenge in both countries.


UN health agency responds to Ebola spike by deploying team on border of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau

20 May 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today reported “a substantial increase” in the weekly total of new Ebola cases in Guinea and Sierra Leone and deployed a response team to the border with Guinea-Bissau because of its proximity to a recent cluster of cases in a neighbouring Guinean prefecture.


At thematic debate, UN officials urge ‘cohesive, balanced’ approach to fighting world drug problem

07 May 2015 – The international community must seize the opportunity to hold open, comprehensive and in-depth discussions on the world drug problem at next year’s General Assembly special session devoted to the issue, a senior United Nations official said today amid appeals for a clampdown on transnational drug trafficking networks and their criminal offshoots.