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WHO 'unfit for health emergencies'

 The Ebola crisis proves the World Health Organization (WHO) lacks the "capacity and culture" to deal with global health emergencies, says a damning independent report, commissioned by the WHO itself.

Ebola crisis in Guinea 'has set back malaria fight'

 The continuing Ebola epidemic in Guinea has set back the country's fight against malaria, say experts.

Ebola crisis prompts $100m WHO emergency fund

 The World Health Organization is to set up a $100m (£63m) emergency contingency fund following the Ebola outbreak, its director-general has announced.

Ebola crisis: First large-scale vaccine trials to begin

 The first large-scale trials of an experimental vaccine against Ebola are due to begin in Liberia.

Ebola crisis: 'Too slow' WHO promises reforms

 The World Health Organization (WHO) has set out plans for reform, admitting that it was too slow to respond to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Ebola crisis: Experimental vaccine 'shipped to Liberia'

 The first batch of an experimental vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia. The shipment will be the first potentially preventative medicine to reach one of the hardest hit countries.

Ebola crisis likely to last a year, says expert

 West Africa's Ebola crisis is likely to last until the end of 2015, says a leading researcher who helped to discover the virus.

Ebola crisis: Huge risk of spread - UN's Tony Banbury

 The head of the UN Ebola response mission in West Africa has told the BBC there is still a "huge risk" the deadly disease could spread to other parts of the world.

Ebola crisis: Mali confirms second death

 A Malian nurse has died of Ebola, the second confirmed death from the disease in the country.

Ebola intensifies the struggle to cope with Lassa fever

 The peak season for Lassa fever in West Africa is about to begin. The viral haemorrhagic fever has been largely forgotten in the Ebola crisis, and health workers are warning that they may not have the resources to deal

Ebola crisis: Infections 'slowing in Liberia'

 The World Health Organization (WHO) says there has been a decline in the spread of Ebola in Liberia, the country hardest hit in the outbreak.

Ebola crisis: Mali confirms first infection case

 The Mali government has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the country.

Ebola crisis: Nigeria set to be declared free of virus

 Nigeria is expected to be declared officially free of Ebola on Monday, after six weeks with no new cases.

Ebola crisis: UN launches urgent appeal for donations

 Ban Ki-moon has launched another urgent appeal for funds to help fight Ebola after a United Nations drive for donations fell short of its target.

Ebola crisis: Obama says US outbreak risk very low

 US President Barack Obama has played down the chance of an Ebola outbreak in the US, after a second nurse became infected caring for a patient.

Ebola crisis: Outbreak death toll rises to 4,447 says WHO

 The death toll from the Ebola virus outbreak has risen to 4,447, with the large majority of victims in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

Ebola crisis: Liberia orders curfew and quarantine

 Liberia has imposed a night-time curfew and has quarantined an area of the capital Monrovia in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Ebola crisis: WHO to announce $100m emergency response

 The head of the World Health Organization and leaders of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a joint $100m (£59m; 75m euro) response plan.