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Stephanie Nebehay

Stephanie Nebehay

    WHO advises 8 weeks of safe sex after return from Zika areas
    WHO advises 8 weeks of safe sex after return from Zika areas
    People returning from areas where the Zika virus is found should follow safe sex practices or abstain from sex for at least eight weeks rather than...
    WHO declares Zika virus a global health emergency
    WHO declares Zika virus a global health emergency
    The World Health Organisation on Monday declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus to be a global emergency, as the disease linked to thousands of...
    WHO promises contingency fund for crises after Ebola outbreak
    WHO promises contingency fund for crises after Ebola outbreak
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Sunday that it will create a contingency fund and an emergency workforce to respond quickly to...
    Ebola: Trials could get to West Africa in January
    Ebola: Trials could get to West Africa in January
    The hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data soon about whether two experimental vaccines are safe and could lead to larger medical trials in...
    Al-Qaeda-linked militants release journalist captured in Syria
    Al-Qaeda-linked militants release journalist captured in Syria
    A United States journalist taken hostage by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria thanked those who supported him during his two years in captivity...
    Ebola: WHO suggests epidemic won't end this year
    Ebola: WHO suggests epidemic won't end this year
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday that it had drawn up a draft strategy plan to combat Ebola in West Africa over the next six to...
    Ebola still spreading in West Africa
    Ebola still spreading in West Africa
    Guinea's capital city of Conakry has recorded its first new Ebola cases in more than a month, while other previously unaffected areas have reported...
    Guinea: Mining firms in lockdown as Ebola death tolls climbs
    Guinea: Mining firms in lockdown as Ebola death tolls climbs
    Foreign mining firms have locked down operations in Guinea and pulled out some international staff, executives said on Wednesday, as the death toll...
    Syrian talks end with no sign of peace
    Syrian talks end with no sign of peace
    A contentious, week-long first round of Syrian peace talks ended on Friday with no progress towards ending the...
    Syria peace talks hit more trouble
    Syria peace talks hit more trouble
    The United States on Monday demanded that Syria allow aid into the "starving" city of Homs, as talks aimed at ending three years of civil...
    Fighting halts polio vaccination in northern Syria
    Fighting halts polio vaccination in northern Syria
    Heavy fighting has prevented health workers from getting polio vaccine to an estimated 100 000 Syrian children in the northeastern province of...
    Somalia's UN envoy seeks resources to counter al-Shabab
    Somalia's UN envoy seeks resources to counter al-Shabab
    African troops in Somalia require helicopters and armoured vehicles to counter al-Shabab, the Islamist group that has claimed responsibility for...