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10. – HEALTH

UN / EBOLA RESPONSE

United States representative, Christopher Klein, told the Security Council that “we are beginning to see the effects of the international community's collective response" to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Nevertheless, Klein noted that "just because we are seeing signs of progress, does not mean that we can abandon the fight" and called for continued efforts [...]

26 Nov 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / EBOLA BAN CHAN

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that by continuing to scale up the global fight against Ebola, there is hope the outbreak could be contained by mid-2015, but he emphasized that results to date are still uneven, and announced that the Organization's top health officials will head to Mali, where the situation [...]

21 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA

The head of UNMEER told Security Council the Secretary-General has instructed the Mission to immediately establish a presence in Mali "to support the national efforts to stop the decease where it is now before it spreads further in Mali." UNIFEED-UNTV

21 Nov 2014 | Read More »

WFP / EBOLA WOMEN

Supporting the medical response to stop the spread of Ebola, that has killed more than 5,100 people, The World Food Programme (WFP) is focusing on meeting the basic food and nutrition needs of affected families and communities in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. WFP

21 Nov 2014 | Read More »

FAO / #ICN2 NUTRITION

A senior Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) official said today that the International Conference on Nutrition held in Rome was "a milestone in the global effort to end hunger and malnutrition." FAO

21 Nov 2014 | Read More »

MALI / BANBURY

The head of the United Nations (UN) Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury visited Mali today to gain a better understanding of the current situation and response to the Ebola crisis in the country. MINUSMA

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / WORLD TOILET DAY

In an effort to break the silence on open defecation, the UN is highlighting the issue on World Toilet Day on November 19th. The UN says defecating in the open can cause serious health concerns and expose women to sexual violence. UNIFEED-UNTV

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / WATER AND SANITATION

A new World Health Organization's report says global efforts to provide improved water and sanitation for all are gaining momentum, but serious gaps in funding continue to hamper progress. WHO noted that 2.5 billion men, women and children around the world lack access to basic sanitation services. WHO / FILE

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / NUTRITION OBESITY

A UN spokesperson said ministers and top officials from over 170 countries endorsed today  the political Declaration and Framework for Action to tackle hunger and obesity at the Second International Conference on Nutrition that just opened in Rome. UNIFEED-UNTV

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

INDIA / WORLD TOILET DAY ADVANCER

More than half of India's population does not use toilets, creating a sanitation problem throughout the country. Now a campaign encourages people to build, and use, toilets, and already health is improving. WORLD BANK

18 Nov 2014 | Read More »

 

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