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More than 10,000 People Immunized Against the Ebola Virus Says UN Ebola Response Co-Ordinator

A File Photo Shows David Gressly, UN Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator (EERC), and a team of Ebola response partners visited Nduko health area in the health zone Musienene, where a vaccination team offered services to the local population. Mr. Gressly and the team took the opportunity to discuss security issues in the area on 26 August,2019~ UN Photo by Martine Parret

The United Nations Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator, David Gressly, on Wednesday (25 Sep) said the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is at “a more promising place than we certainly were a few months ago, when we saw a number of attacks against Ebola responders, particularly in the city of Butembo.”

Gressly, interviewed by UN News in New York, said “things have advanced” and “not only is there greater security for responders in Butembo, outside of Butembo and Beni there are a lot of areas that were inaccessible in the past, where a lot of ground is being done to try to gain community acceptance for the response, which has had a very positive impact.”

He added that “getting into areas where the virus is circulating on a regular basis has allowed an effective response to follow and we are seeing that cases decline, in some cases dramatically.”

The Response Coordinator explained that Beni and Butembo have very large and mobile populations, making it necessary to have “good preparedness around the border areas; good preparedness in provinces adjacent in case the virus gets into that area.”

He said, “let’s just dry up the source of the virus in that central area that’s been feeding into the Ugandan border, feeding into Goma, and then the threat will go down considerably.”

As more than 10,000 people have been immunized against the Ebola virus, Gressly said, “vaccination by itself is probably not sufficient to end the epidemic. It can put a break on the spread, slow it down, but, in itself is probably not going to stop the epidemic.”

He said, “the best use of the vaccine is a constantly evolving question. How best to utilize that? which populations are at a greater risk?”

Gressly said, “bit by bit we are making Ebola into a more normalized disease. And ultimately, what we would like to see is that the Ebola treatment centres themselves be seen as a place where you go to get cured of Ebola, not die of Ebola, which is often the perception. That totally turns and transforms the psychological aspect of Ebola as a disease.”

Latest figures show that more than 2,100 lives have been lost to the haemorrhagic fever since August last year, with 57 new cases recorded in the week up to 19 September; although around 1,000 have recovered from the disease, with more than 3,150 cases overall~UNIFEED / UNICEF / WHO / WFP

Kazakh Police Detain 20 After Funeral Of Civil Rights Activist Who Died In Custody

The funeral has taken place of Kazakh civil rights activist Dulat Aghadil, who recently died in police custody. Some 1,000 people gathered in driving snow for the ceremony in Aghadil’s native village of Talapker. Later, police in Nur-Sultan detained around 20 activists who had gone from the funeral to a demonstration in the capital to demand an independent investigation into Aghadil’s death
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Iran: Hiding the Spread of the Coronavirus and Repressing Independent Information

Immediately, Iraj Harirchi , director general of the ministry of health, denied the declaration of deputy Frahani and denounced a “propaganda war”, repeating the remarks made two days earlier by the supreme leader of the revolution Ali Khamenei. However, the next day, the member and the director general both learned that they were infected with the virus
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South Africa Olympic Gymnast

South African Caitlin Rooskrantz made history last year by becoming the first gymnast in her country to win a gold medal at an international meet, earning her a spot on the nation’s Olympic team. South Africa has a poor record at the Olympics, and in gymnastics in particular
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Afghanistan: U.S.-Taliban Deal

After 19 years of a grueling conflict that has claimed the lives of more than one-hundred thousand people, the war in Afghanistan may finally be coming to an end. So far, all sides seem to be respecting an agreement to reduce violence, a partial truce that came into effect last Saturday
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Bangladesh Court Bans 2 Books, Orders Them Removed from Literary Festival

The court’s ruling to ban the books, “Grandma’s Dictum” and “Dia Arefin,” – both works of non-fiction – and to order them removed them from stalls at the Ekushey Book Fair occurred on the fifth anniversary of the murder of U.S.-Bangladeshi secular blogger and writer Avijit Roy. He was killed in a machete-attack by Muslim zealots as he was leaving the literary festival
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Remote Part of Myanmar Faces Food Shortages After China Border Closed Over Coronavirus

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Civil Society: Need to Fight Internet Ban in Two States

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Zimbabwe Rains Raise Hopes for Food Production

For years food insecurity situation was mainly for rural folks. But this time WFP Assistant Executive Director Valerie Guarnieri says it’s affecting both urban and rural dwellers

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