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10. – HEALTH

GENEVA / UNICEF APPEAL

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a record $3.1 billion appeal, it's largest ever, to help 62 million children in 71 countries caught up in a “new generation” of conflicts and disasters around the world. UNTV CH

29 Jan 2015 | Read More »

MADAGASCAR / LOCUST CRISIS

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization calls for urgent funds to address the ongoing threat posed to food security and nutrition. FAO

28 Jan 2015 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA WRAP

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan told reporters in Geneva that “Member States in WHO have reaffirmed their belief in the Organization. The atmosphere was positive, and they have given us an action oriented agenda." WHO

26 Jan 2015 | Read More »

LIBERIA / EBOLA SAFE BURIALS

As cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) continue to decline in Liberia, safe and dignified burials have become crucial in reaching the elusive goal of zero infections. UNMEER

26 Jan 2015 | Read More »

MALI / EBOLA FREE

The Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, visited Mali as the country surpasses the 42 day mark since the last case of the deadly disease was reported in the country. UNMEER

21 Jan 2015 | Read More »

GA / EBOLA

The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon said that "strong national leadership combined with local community engagement and international support is slowing the incidence of new cases in many places." UNIFEED-UNTV

20 Jan 2015 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA SCHOOLS REOPENING

Schools have reopened today in Guinea, three months after the start of the school year was delayed because of the Ebola outbreak. Safiatou Sampou and her brother Moussa woke up at daybreak, making sure that they would have time to prepare and make it to school on time. During their extended vacation they kept up with [...]

19 Jan 2015 | Read More »

WHO / NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES

A new World Health Organization (WHO) report says urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and prevent the annual toll of 16 million people dying prematurely—before the age of 70 – from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes. WHO

19 Jan 2015 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA SAFE BURIALS

The Guinean Red Cross is lending its expertise to the Ebola mission by conducting safe and dignified burials, one of the pillars in the fight against the deadly disease. UNMEER

16 Jan 2015 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA TRACING

Early every morning contact tracers begin their daily rounds visiting the families and other contacts of those that have been diagnosed with the Ebola virus. It is a difficult and sometimes dangerous job. UNMEER

14 Jan 2015 | Read More »

 

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