UNMEER Model Represents New Option For U.N. Emergency Response; WHO, UNAIDS Heads Visit Mali

News outlets report on the U.N.’s response to Ebola in West Africa.

Devex: How UNMEER is leading the fight against Ebola
“…Encouragingly, the deepening chaos and deafening criticism seem to have prompted the U.N. system to deploy a new kind of operation — the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response — of which the purpose and structure hold great potential for the current Ebola epidemic and many other emergencies to come…” (De Vos, 11/24).

U.N. News Centre: Top U.N. health officials take joint mission to Mali in support of Ebola response
“The Executive Director of Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Michel SidibĂ©, and the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, have visited Mali in a joint mission to support the country in its efforts to curb the spread of Ebola, as authorities there announced one new case and that two more suspected patients were being tested…” (11/24).

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