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10. – HEALTH

SOMALIA / FOOD SITUATION PRESSER

The United Nations Monday (31 Aug) released results of the latest Food Security and Nutrition Assessment for Somalia, indicating that the country's humanitarian situation remains highly alarming.  UNSOM

1 Sep 2015 | Read More »

YEMEN / SANA'A HOSPITAL FACES CLOSURE

A major children's hospital in Yemen's capital Sana'a faces closure due to shortages, humanitarian agency Save the Children has warned. OCHA / RECENT

31 Aug 2015 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA REVIEW

A World Health Organization (WHO) Committee will assess the effectiveness of regulations with regard to the prevention, preparedness and response to the Ebola outbreak. It will also look at links to the Emergency Response Framework and other humanitarian responsibilities of WHO. FILE

24 Aug 2015 | Read More »

YEMEN / ERTHARIN COUSIN VISIT

During a three-day visit, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, travelled to Sana'a, Amran and Aden, where she met with displaced families taking refuge in school buildings, mothers and their young malnourished children at health centres and hospitals, as well as families at food distribution sites. WFP

19 Aug 2015 | Read More »

YEMEN / CHILDREN CASUALTIES

An average of eight children are being killed or maimed every day in Yemen as a direct result of the conflict gripping the country, according to a report released by UNICEF. UNICEF

18 Aug 2015 | Read More »

WHO / VACCINE HESITANCY

People who delay or refuse vaccines for themselves or their children are presenting a growing challenge for countries seeking to close the immunization gap. Globally, one in 5 children still do not receive routine life-saving immunizations, and an estimated 1.5 million children still die each year of diseases that could be prevented by vaccines that [...]

18 Aug 2015 | Read More »

MOZAMBIQUE / NUTRITION

Fishing communities in Mozambique are learning to make the most of a land rich with resources and are arming themselves against disease at the same time. One of the key elements is better nutrition. IFAD

14 Aug 2015 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA UPDATE PRESSER

World Health Organization Assistant Director-General Bruce Aylward told reporters in Geneva "the response is definitely getting better, there has been a step change over the last four to eight weeks in the response." WHO

4 Aug 2015 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA VACCINE

World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that the results from an interim analysis of trials in Guinea show that the VSV-EBOV vaccine is highly effective against Ebola. WHO

31 Jul 2015 | Read More »

LIBERIA / POST EBOLA BIRTH REGISTRATION

UNICEF is supporting a drive by the Liberian Government to register more than 70,000 children whose births were not recorded during the Ebola crisis, leaving them vulnerable to marginalization and exclusion. UNICEF

31 Jul 2015 | Read More »

 

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