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First trials of Ebola vaccines to be held in West Africa: WHO

Geneva, Oct 21 (IBNS): The World health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said the first trials of vaccines designed to fight against the Ebola virus will be held in West Africa early 2015.

Ebola no longer 'localized emergency,' UN health officials tell regional summit in Cuba

New York, Oct 21 (IBNS): Ebola is no longer a localized public health emergency, top UN officials said in Havana on Monday as they commended Cuba for sending doctors and nurses to the affected countries in West Africa, and addressed regional leaders gathering to discuss ways to resolve the emergency and halt spread of the virus to regional States.

Ebola: back from outbreak epicentre, UN official says survivors now helping with care

New York, Oct 18 (IBNS) Survivors of Ebola who have developed immunity to the virus are being trained to care for children in Liberia and Sierra Leone, a United Nations official on Fridayannounced.

More asylum-seekers died trying to reach Yemen in 2014, than 3 past years combined – UN

New York, Oct 18 (IBNS) More migrants and asylum-seekers are dying in attempts to get to Yemen, mainly from the Horn of Africa, this year than in the last three years combined, the UN refugee agency reported on Friday.

WHO congratulates Senegal on ending Ebola transmission

New York, Oct 17 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday officially declared the Ebola outbreak in Senegal over and commended the country on its diligence to end the transmission of the virus.

UN chief stresses need for urgent global action as Ebola continues deadly rampage

New York, Oct 17 (IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday called on the international community to step up its efforts to respond to the Ebola crisis and turn pledges into action, while the United Nations health agency warned of continuously deteriorating situation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Funding gap looms amid efforts to tackle 'twin plagues' Ebola, ISIL, warns UN rights chief

New York, Oct 17 (IBNS): Combating the "twin plagues" of Ebola and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), while addressing the largest number of forcibly displaced people since World War II amid budget cuts is like "being asked to use a boat and bucket to cope with a flood", the United Nations’ new human rights chief told journalists in Geneva Thursday.

"Indian women consistently suffer skin damage due to lack of moisture"

Kolkata, Oct 16 (IBNS) : Vaseline conducted a survey to understand the skin moisturization rituals of women across India. The survey shows that although Indian women are aware that regular moisturization reduces skin damage and early aging they still do not do it consistently.

Centre wants noise-free Diwali in capital

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IBNS): Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday urged Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung, to ensure that the nation's capital celebrates a "silent Diwali" this year.

Ebola response in 'high-gear' as UN official warns 'things will get worse before they improve'

New York, Oct 16 (IBNS) The United Nations continues to ramp-up its Ebola response, reaching more than 530,000 people with food assistance in hard-hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, and, in the latter country, gathering survivors for a meeting to help deal with the psychological aftermath and stigma they face re-entering their communities.

Ebola response in 'high-gear' as UN official warns 'things will get worse before they improve'

New York, Oct 16 (IBNS) The United Nations continues to ramp-up its Ebola response, reaching more than 530,000 people with food assistance in hard-hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, and, in the latter country, gathering survivors for a meeting to help deal with the psychological aftermath and stigma they face re-entering their communities.

On World Day, UN spotlights handwashing as vital tool in fight against Ebola

New York, Oct 16 (IBNS) As the world celebrates the seventh annual Global Handwashing Day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is spotlighting how the simple practice not only saves lives, but is also instrumental in the fight against Ebola.

Centre mulls to increase number of medical seats to meet demands

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IBNS): The Union Government is mulling to increase the number of under-graduate and post graduate medical seats across the country to meet the shortfall of doctors, who also admitted that Centre at the same time filed a review petition in Supreme Court seeking clearance for National level Common Medical Test which was quashed by the apex court earlier.

Dettol celebrates Global Handwashing Day

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IBNS): Committed towards spreading awareness around the importance of hand hygiene amongst children, RB (formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser) India celebrated Global Handwashing Day with a unique concept of global relay. As a part of the global campaign "Give Life a Hand" panning across 27 countries, the campaign saw school children across 11 countries come together in a virtual relay.

In race against time, Member States must increase efforts to stop Ebola outbreak UN official

New York, Oct 15 (IBNS) The Ebola outbreak is “winning the race” against attempts to contain it, the head of the United Nations mission working to stop the deadly virus warned the Security Council on Tuesday as he urged the international community to help expand on-the-ground efforts across the affected nations in West Africa.