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Ebola emergency meeting to go ahead as UNICEF warns of higher risk to very youngest children
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Ebola emergency meeting to go ahead as UNICEF warns of higher risk to very youngest children
Ahead of a key expert meeting convened by the United Nations to decide whether to declare the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) an international health emergency, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF warned that the epidemic “is infecting more children” than earlier outbreaks.  Read Full Article ...
 
‘Greater urgency’ needed in fight against HIV/AIDS, warns UN agency, amidst $1 billion investment cu
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
‘Greater urgency’ needed in fight against HIV/AIDS, warns UN agency, amidst $1 billion investment cu
The UN programme leading the global effort to end AIDS is calling for greater urgency and more funding in the fight against the disease, with data showing that...
 
DR Congo Ebola outbreak now an international Public Health Emergency, UN health agency declares
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
DR Congo Ebola outbreak now an international Public Health Emergency, UN health agency declares
The second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared an international Public Health Emergency of...
 
Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Ebola now an international Public Health Emergency, young peacemakers, defi
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Ebola now an international Public Health Emergency, young peacemakers, defi
In today’s Daily Brief: the DR Congo Ebola outbreak is officially declared an international Public Health Emergency; UN Youth Envoy briefs Security Council; an...
 
UNICEF urges ‘transformative shift’ in family-friendly work policies to reap ‘huge’ benefits
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
UNICEF urges ‘transformative shift’ in family-friendly work policies to reap ‘huge’ benefits
Because the “earliest years” of life are the most crucial, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) published a list of new family-friendly policy recommend...
 
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