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Sierra Leone begins 42-day countdown to be declared free of Ebola virus transmission – UN health agency

By | 27 August 2015

Sierra Leone, 26 August 2015 – Sierra Leone today began its countdown to be declared by the World Health Organization as free of Ebola virus transmission as the West African nation’s President described the release of the last patient treated for the disease at a treatment centre as “the beginning of the end of Ebola.”

Ebola response panel studying ways to enforce compliance with key UN legal health instrument

By | 27 August 2015

Geneva, 26 August 2015 – A special United Nations international panel reviewing the role of existing international health regulations in the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is studying the use of possible sanctions and other mechanisms to ensure better compliance with what it described as “a very important legal instrument in order… Read More »