Emerging Threats

 “There is no specific treatment for Ebola, which is spread by contact with the bodily fluids of infected people or animals. Therefore prevention is one of the best ways to contain the virus. 

Access to timely and accurate life-saving information is hence absolutely crucial. This is where UNICEF is focusing its efforts moving forward,” said UNICEF Representative in Guinea, Dr. Mohamed Ag Ayoy.  

UNICEF, working closely with WHO, partners and communities, is sharing information on how to prevent the spread of the virus while also promoting care seeking behaviours for those already affected. Governments, UN agencies and partners are collaborating closely to ensure a prompt response to this humanitarian crisis. 

World Health Organization;  8 Aug 2014 08:18 GMT

WHO statement

The first meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) [IHR (2005)] regarding the 2014 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD, or “Ebola”) outbreak in West Africa was held by teleconference on Wednesday, 6 August 2014 from 13:00 to 17:30 and on Thursday, 7 August 2014 from 13:00 to 18:30 Geneva time (CET).

Members and advisors of the Emergency Committee met by teleconference on both days of the meeting. The following IHR (2005) States Parties participated in the informational session of the meeting on Wednesday, 6 August 2014: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria.

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