WHO Says Ebola Outbreak Not Yet Global Emergency

  The World Health Organization decided on Friday not to declare an international public health emergency over the Ebola outbreak, despite its recent spread from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda. The WHO’s emergency committee described the outbreak as “an extraordinary event” of deep concern, but said it does…

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Ebola Outbreak Could Spiral Beyond DRC, WHO Warns

  Armed attacks, misinformation and a growing funding gap continue to impede the response to the Ebola outbreak in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, with the World Health Organization warning that the situation could spiral out of control. Insecurity leaves response teams “unable to perform robust surveillance nor deliver…

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UN Calls for Ending Female Genital Mutilation by 2030

Wednesday marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. Coinciding with the day, the United Nations is calling for action to eliminate the procedure by 2030. The U.N. estimates at least 200 million girls and women alive today have been subjected to female genital mutilation, a procedure…

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