19-25 October 2014- International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action

Lead poisoning is entirely preventable, yet lead exposure is estimated to account for 0.6% of the global burden of disease, with the highest burden in developing regions. Childhood lead exposure is estimated to contribute to about 600 000 new cases of children with intellectual disabilities every year

Ebola response needs preparedness, not panic

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South- East Asia Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in three West African countries continues unabated and the number of cases and deaths increase exponentially, sending alarm bells ringing across the world. The actions by national governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone supported by the international community have yet to yield desired results. Greater efforts and more resources are being mobilized to reverse the escalating epidemic of this dreadful disease. So far no case of Ebola virus disease is reported in the WHO’s South-East Asia Region. Now is the time to step up our preparedness, and to test our plans to ensure effective implementation should it become necessary.

Senegal is now free of Ebola virus transmission

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17 October 2014 -- WHO officially declares the Ebola outbreak in Senegal over and commends the country on its diligence to end the transmission of the virus. Senegal’s response is a good example of what to do when faced with an imported case of Ebola. However, Senegal remains vigilant for any suspected cases by strict compliance with WHO guidelines.

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