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World Humanitarian Day: WHO calls for protection of health workers in conflicts, disasters

Workers doing humanitarian work

As major emergencies around the globe increase in scale, complexity and frequency, the World Health Organization is calling for an end to the targeting of health workers in conflicts and other humanitarian crises, which represent a breach of the fundamental right to health. 

Travel and Transport in Relation to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak

Handling ebola virus disease

The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak is believed to have begun in Guinea in December 2013. This outbreak now involves community transmission in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and recently an ill traveller from Liberia infected a small number of people in Nigeria with whom he had direct contact.

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