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4 February 2015

The Ebola crisis: challenges for Global Health Law

Cross-posted on the Global Health Law Groningen Blog

The recent Ebola crisis has caused approximately 20.000 deaths so far. Compared to other global health crises, including the deaths caused by armed conflicts and chronic diseases, this is still a small amount. Yet, from a global and domestic health law and governance perspective, this crisis raises a number of vital questions and challenges, which were also addressed during a recent SHARES debate organised by the University of Amsterdam. It reveals a lack of good governance and leadership at both domestic and international levels. It challenges us to ask the questions: what went wrong, who is responsible, and for what? (more…)

21 January 2015

Ban Ki Moon urges international community to help West Africa ‘regain footing’ in the aftermath of Ebola

The United Nations has reported progress in the fight against Ebola, one year since the outbreak of the virus in West Africa. On Tuesday 20 January, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced dramatic improvements in three of the most affected states. According to data from the UN World Health Organization (WHO) the three most affected countries – Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia – reported their lowest weekly numbers of confirmed cases in months. However, Mr. Ban urged the international community for continued support. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | ‘No room for complacency’ UN says, urging vigilance in Ebola fight as West Africa marks progress

7 January 2015

Former head of UN Ebola mission: UN has ‘heavy responsibility’

Former head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury, pointed to significant progress in tackling the outbreak since he was appointed in September 2013, but stressed the ‘heavy responsibility’ on the UN. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Outgoing head of UN Ebola mission sums up progress in ‘big battle’ with outbreak

20 January 2015

SHARES Debate: The Ebola crisis: opportunities and limitations of international cooperation

On Tuesday 20 January 2015, the fifth SHARES Debate is organised in cooperation with SPUI25, an academic-cultural centre that offers a forum for among others lectures, debates and book presentations.

SHARES Debates are organised throughout the academic year to provide a platform for discussions with a broader (non-academic) audience on questions of shared responsibility. The upcoming debate is entitled: ‘Ebola crisis: opportunities and limitations of international cooperation’. (more…)

17 October 2014

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: OHCHR is stretched to its limit due to huge funding gap

Combating the ‘twin plagues’ of Ebola and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), while addressing the largest number of forcibly displaced people since World War II amid budget cuts is like ‘being asked to use a boat and bucket to cope with a flood’, the UN’ new human rights chief said. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Funding gap looms amid efforts to tackle ‘twin plagues’ Ebola, ISIL, warns UN rights chief

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