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11 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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African Religious Leaders Draw Road Map Of Safe Practices To Fight Ebola

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) African church leaders, theologians and health professionals have drawn up a road map they hope might help ease stigma and educate faith communities in the fight against Ebola. The virus has killed more than 5,000 so far and has been declared a global security threat by the U.N. The road map, drawn at a three-day conference that ...

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NOV 24, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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United Nations members resolve to end child marriage

By Mirjam Donath UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations agreed on Friday that all members should pass and enforce laws banning child marriages, resolving to end a practice that affects about 15 million girls every year. The committee of the 193-nation General Assembly that deals with human rights adopted by consensus a resolution urging all states to take steps ...

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NOV 23, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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International Ebola fight helping but more work needed -U.N. chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International efforts to fight Ebola are helping to slow the rate of new infections in some areas but increased infections in others and fears of further contagion in Mali indicate much work is still to be done, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday. Ban said more trained medical teams are needed, especially in remote districts ...

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NOV 22, 2014 - New York Times

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Officials Revise Goals on Containing Ebola After Signs of Wider Exposure in Mali

The leaders of the United Nations and the World Health Organization said nearly 500 people in Mali and Guinea had been exposed to a sickened imam who had been misdiagnosed.

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NOV 21, 2014 - Seattle Times

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Ebola crisis looms in Mali; date of containment pushed back

The focus of the latest message from the heads of the United Nations and the World Health Organization was their concern about Mali, where hundreds of people were exposed to an infected cleric who died last month.

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