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  • Voluntary unpaid blood donations must increase rapidly to meet 2020 goal
    13 June 2016 – This year, the theme of World Blood Donor Day is “Blood connects us all”, highlighting the common bond that all people share in their blood. The slogan, “Share life, give blood”, draws attention to the role that voluntary donation systems play in encouraging people to care for one another and promoting community cohesion.
  • End of the most recent Ebola virus disease outbreak in Liberia
    9 June 2016 -- The last confirmed Ebola patient in Liberia tested negative for the disease for the second time. Liberia now enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance.
  • End of Ebola transmission in Guinea
    1 June 2016 -- WHO declares the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea. Forty-two days have passed since the last person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease tested negative for the second time. Guinea now enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance.


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