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10. – HEALTH

UN / HAITI CHOLERA

The UN spokesperson said that over the weekend the terms of reference of the High Level Committee on Cholera, which would be a UN and a Government of Haiti Committee, have been officially agreed on, adding in that the "the Committee aims at further improving the coordination response to the epidemic." UNTV/FILE

21 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / UNICEF FOOD AID

To respond to the ongoing nutrition crisis in South Sudan that had resulted in double the number of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition, UNICEF today airlifted over 2,500 boxes of nutrition supplies into the country. UNMISS

17 Apr 2014 | Read More »

WHO / HEPATITIS C GUIDELINES

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people and results in 350,000 to 500,000 deaths a year. WHO/FILE

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA UPDATE

The World Health Organization said that it will take a few months to contain the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. WHO experts are describing the outbreak in this region as the most challenging they have ever seen. WHO / RECENT

8 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / ELIASSON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said that major progress has taken place since the landmark Cairo population conference in 1994, but that major challenges remain. He said that gender equality and the empowerment of women are gaining ground worldwide "yet, in the midst of this human progress, the continued exclusion of some groups and the potential for [...]

7 Apr 2014 | Read More »

WHO / WORLD HEALTH DAY ADVANCER

On World Health Day (7 April) the World Health Organization (WHO) is highlighting the serious and increasing threat of vector-borne diseases, with the slogan "Small bite, big threat". WHO / FILE

4 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA

The Guinean health authorities reported four new cases of Ebola, bringing the number to 131, with 84 confirmed deaths. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the source of infection has been localized in the south east of Guinea. WHO  

3 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / AUTISM RON SUSKIND

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind spoke at the UN about his family's 20-year journey with their son Owen's autism. In an interview with UNIFEED, he stressed that this is a global issue and "governments cannot afford not to put money into it." Today is World Autism Awareness Day. UNTV

2 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / JUBA TONGPING IDP CAMP

The heads of the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR) visited Tuesday the Tongping Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Juba, South Sudan, where living conditions are dismal. UNHCR

2 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / GUINEA EBOLA

The World Health Organization (WHO) says while the Ebola outbreak  in Guinea is serious, it is relatively small so far in comparison with earlier outbreaks of the disease. As of Monday, there were 122 suspected and confirmed cases of the disease in Guinea of whom 80 had died. CH UNTV

1 Apr 2014 | Read More »

 

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