Category: Policy

Ebola in Kailahun

On August 8, 2014, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Reports of the rapidly spreading Ebola virus in western Africa convinced WHO’s Emergency Committee to alert the international community of impending danger. However, according to Krista Johnson, an assistant professor at Howard University Graduate School, Ebola’s warning signs were

UNICEF NU Club Attends 2016 UNICEF Student Summit

UNICEF NU was given the opportunity through IPD to attend the annual UNICEF student summit this year in Washington, D.C. Over 300 students attended the conference from all around the U.S. To kick off the conference’s theme of advocacy, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power Skyped in as the first speaker, discussing what we can do now

Issues of Contraception and Abortion in the Zika Outbreak

Director General Margaret Chan of the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the Zika virus a global health emergency Monday, February 1. Given the intense backlash from their delayed response to the Ebola crisis, it comes as no surprise that the international agency would take little time in declaring the Zika outbreak an international emergency.