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Ban launches UN Ebola response mission; advance teams to arrive in West Africa on Monday

New York, Sept 20 (IBNS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has officially established the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response and has instructed the advance teams for the first-of-its-kind operation to head to its base in Accra, Ghana, by Monday.

UN agencies 'shocked and saddened' by vaccination deaths in Syria

New York, Sept 20 (IBNS) Some 15 children died and 50 others were reportedly affected by a contaminated measles vaccination in Idlib, Syria, according to the United Nations.

UN General Assembly underlines 'strong commitment' to bolster response to Ebola outbreak

New York, Sept 20 (IBNS) As an Ebola outbreak of “unprecedented nature and scope” continues its spread through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the United Nations General Assembly on Friday underlined it strong commitment to responding to the emergency in a timely, effective and coordinated manner and to support the affected countries in tackling the virus.

Ahead of Alzheimer's Day, UN expert urges greater protections for people with dementia

New York, Sept 20 (IBNS) A United Nations independent expert on Friday called on Member States to do more to protect older people affected by dementia from stigmatization, discrimination, victimization and neglect.

Ebola: Joint UN assessment response team heads to Liberia

New York, Sept 20 (IBNS) Hours after the United Nations decided to establish an emergency health mission to tackle the West African Ebola outbreak, a joint disaster team is heading to Liberia to assess the response to the virus, while a senior UN health official said that a vaccine could be ready by the end of this year.

UN announces mission to combat Ebola, declares outbreak 'threat to peace and security'

New York, Sept 19 (IBNS) The Security Council, in its first emergency meeting on a public health crisis, on Thursday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to peace and security, asSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that the United Nations will deploy a new emergency health mission to combat one of most horrific diseases on the planet that has shattered the lives of millions.

Ban welcomes US support in Ebola response ahead of Security Council emergency session on outbreak

New York, Sept 18 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, together with the head of the United Nations health agency, will outline the international action plan to contain Ebola on Thursday when the Security Council convenes an emergency meeting on the outbreak.

UN: nearly $1 billion needed to combat Ebola outbreak

New York, Sept 17 (IBNS) The United Nations announced on Tuesday that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa, withSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon declaring: "Every day we delay, the cost and the suffering will grow exponentially."

Kashmir susceptible to the outbreak of diseases: Omar

Srinagar, Sep 16 (IBNS): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that certain areas in Kashmir Valley could be susceptible to the outbreak of diseases as those regions had been under water for past 10-12 days, reports said.

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ebola crisis

New York, Sept 16 (IBNS) The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the Ebola outbreak that has gripped West Africa, the president of the 15-member body announced on Monday.

Welcoming boost in Ebola response, Ban urges greater global support to fight epidemic

New York, Sept 12 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday welcomed signs of solidarity in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and called on all countries and organizations to move swiftly to support the Governments of the countries affected.

Ebola: UN will 'stay the course' in Liberia, peacekeeping chief says

New York, Sept 12 (IBNS) The United Nations will continue to stand by Liberia and its neighbours currently battling an "unprecedented" Ebola outbreak, the Organization's peacekeeping chief pledged on Thursday in Monrovia, spotlighting his mission to assess how the UN can further support the country.

Ebola: UN relief chief allocates $4 million to bolster aid deliveries in West Africa

New York, Sept 11 (IBNS) To help offset disruptions in aid delivery caused by travel restrictions on Ebola-affected countries, the top United Nations relief official on Wednesday approved an emergency allocation of nearly $4 million for the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) to support operations in West Africa.

AMRI Hospitals organizes 2-day free health check-up camp for Bengal entertainment industry

Kolkata, Sept 10 (IBNS): AMRI Hospitals Ltd is organizing a 2-day free health check-up progamme at Purple Movie Town in Sonarpur for the entertainment industry of Bengal to sensitize the society at large on the merits of preventive healthcare which reinforces the hospital’s motto "Get Well Sooner".

Columbia Asia announces $150M expansion in Southeast Asia, India

Kolkata, Sept 10 (IBNS) Hospital systems in Southeast Asia and India, Columbia Asia, on Wednesday announced plans to invest another $150 million to expand its network to 34 hospitals and one clinic by 2018.