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Cuba offers 165 health professionals for Ebola response in West Africa

Health-care providers, still wearing their protective clothing, must thoroughly disinfect every place a person suspected to have Ebola passes through on the way to the health unit. WHO/Christina Banluta

The announcement by the Cuban government to provide health professionals to help tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been welcomed by the UN health agency. According to the World Health Organization…

12 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Colombian women's rights network receives world's top refugee award

The 19 coordinators of Butterflies, a women's rights network which also has 100 core volunteers. They put their lives on the line to assist forcibly displaced women and those who have been subject to sexual or physical violence.   UNHCR/L.Zanetti

A Colombian women's rights network has been announced winner of an annual award delivered by the UN Refugee Agency…

12 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Disagreements have caused political stalemate in Haiti: UN envoy

Sandra Honoré, Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).  UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

There has been no agreement on the required legal framework for elections to be held in Haiti. That's what…

11 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Women in Caribbean need to understand "bigger picture" on climate change

Satellite image of the Caicos Islands in the northern Caribbean from NASA.  UN Photo/USGS/NASA

Women in the Caribbean need to understand the "bigger picture" on climate change so they can engage with policy…

9 Sep 2014 / Listen /
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