News & Perspective

Sep 23, 2014

Sep 23, 2014
Ebola virus

WHO offers profile of Ebola epidemic and its lessons

Reports trace the evolution of the epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, painting a mostly bleak picture but with glimmers of hope.

Sep 12, 2014

Sep 12, 2014
Cuba flag

Cuba commits health workers for Ebola response

As Cuba offers 165 health workers, cases continued unchecked, notably in Monrovia, Liberia.

Sep 05, 2014

Sep 05, 2014
Blood bags

WHO on Ebola: Blood may offer help now, vaccines this fall

Blood products may offer early help, while vaccines may be ready in November.

Sep 04, 2014

Sep 04, 2014
Ebola control trainer

West Africa's Ebola count soars higher

The latest WHO update shows a 20% increase in cases as the organization convenes a meeting of experts to discuss experimental drugs and vaccines.

Aug 25, 2014

Aug 25, 2014
WHO Ebola workers

WHO: Medical worker infections and shortages hamper Ebola response

The WHO has heightened concerns about the impact the outbreak is having on frontline workers and the prospects of overseas help.

Aug 25, 2014
Map of DRC

DRC says its Ebola outbreak not linked to West Africa's

Ebola has struck the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, but authorities say it is not the same strain as in West Africa.

Aug 22, 2014

Aug 22, 2014
Ebola treatment center

As Ebola outbreak grows, WHO notes case-count difficulties

As West Africa's Ebola toll climbed by 142 cases and 77 deaths, the WHO conceded that the size of the epidemic has been underestimated.

Aug 20, 2014

Aug 20, 2014
Cargo being loaded on a plane

WHO sees start of shortages due to Ebola-related restrictions

The WHO said service suspensions by shippers are starting to squeeze food and fuel supplies in Ebola-affected countries.

Aug 19, 2014

Aug 19, 2014
African girls with hands on one another's shoulders

West Africa Ebola toll grows, along with cautious optimism

The WHO said it saw some signs of improving control efforts and public awareness in Nigeria and Guinea.

Aug 15, 2014

Aug 15, 2014
Africa hunger

West Africa Ebola outbreak tops 2,000 infections

The Ebola total in West Africa's outbreak has pushed past 2,000, as the WHO tempered expectations and addressed food supply issues.

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