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  • Worldwide action needed to address hidden crisis of violence against women and girls
    21 November 2014 -- Current efforts to prevent violence against women and girls are inadequate, according to a new Series published in The Lancet. Estimates suggest that globally, 1 in 3 women has experienced either physical or sexual violence from their partner, and that 7% of women will experience sexual assault by a non-partner at some point in their lives.
  • WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo
    21 November 2014 -- Having reached that 42-day mark, the Democratic Republic of Congo is now considered free of Ebola transmission. This outbreak is the 7th outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the DRC since Ebola virus was first identified there in 1976.
  • Countries vow to combat malnutrition through firm policies and actions
    19 November 2014 -- In a major step towards eradicating malnutrition worldwide, over 170 countries today made a number of concrete commitments and adopted a series of recommendations on policies and investments aimed at ensuring that all people have access to healthier and more sustainable diets.

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WHO: New Ebola Treatment Unit opens in Monrovia, Liberia - Oct 2014