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World Health Organization: WHO on Ebola

WHO: Our primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system

WHO in Senegal, Nigeria, Liberia

WHO in Nigeria

  • WHO in Liberia
    Ebola Slowing in Liberia, W.H.O. Says, but International Support Is Still Necessary: New York Times:
  • WHO in Senegal
    Senegal is now free of Ebola virus transmission
  • WHO in Nigeria
    WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in Nigeria

WHO Map of Ebola Outbreak

This is archived content published during the Ebola outbreak in 2014-2015. For the latest information on Ebola, visit the Ebola website

WHO Ebola virus disease outbreaks: maps This links to additional, more current maps updated by WHO

 WHO Global Alert and Response

World Health Organization on Ebola virus disease (EVD)


Dr Nestor Ndayimirije, WHO Representative in Liberia

Dr Nestor Ndayimirije, WHO Representative in Liberia, speaks about the Ebola outbreak here and in neighbouring countries, and WHO’s effort to support the response. Photographs taken in July 2014 in this area illustrate his statement (Photo credits: WHO and Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare).

About WHO

  • World Health Organization
    WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
  • History of WHO
    When diplomats met to form the United Nations in 1945, one of the things they discussed was setting up a global health organization.
    WHO’s Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate every year as World Health Day.
  • WHO videos on YouTube: Ebola  
    Search term:Ebola

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