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10. – HEALTH

SOUTH SUDAN / CHOLERA

South Sudanese Ministry of Health together with World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report Tuesday (23 Jun) that said a number of people infected by cholera in Juba have risen to more than 200. UNMISS

25 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / BURKINA FASO HUNGER

A UN-supported report launched today says undernutrition is taking a huge toll on the economy of Burkina Faso. UNTV CH

23 Jun 2015 | Read More »

BURUNDI / CHOLERA OUTBREAK RESPONSE

The town of Nyanza Lac in southern Burundi, which borders with Tanzania, is a region where cholera is endemic, with outbreaks occurring here every year or two. But this year, cholera raged across the border in Tanzania among Burundian refugees who had fled to the neighboring country due to rising insecurity and political violence in [...]

18 Jun 2015 | Read More »

WHO / MERS

The World Health Organization  said  today the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome  (MERS) in the Republic of Korea did not meet the  conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. However, it said  there are still many gaps in knowledge of the transmission of the virus between people, and that the outbreak was [...]

17 Jun 2015 | Read More »

YEMEN / CHILDREN HEALTH CARE

Nearly three months into the conflict, Yemen faces a humanitarian catastrophe with 21 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. UNICEF projects that with the fast deteriorating basic social services, 2.5 million children at risk of suffering from diarrhoea, 1.3 million from pneumonia and nearly 280,000 from severe and acute malnutrition over the next 12 [...]

16 Jun 2015 | Read More »

ROME / FAO NUTRITION

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) named Queen Letizia of Spain Special Ambassador for Nutrition on Friday (12 June). (FAO)

12 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / YEMEN DENGUE

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that there has been a surge in the number of people reported to have contracted dengue fever in Yemen since the current conflict , which has left more than 1 million people internally displaced and has disrupted health services, began. GENEVA CH

12 Jun 2015 | Read More »

CAMEROON / BOKO HARAM

Violence by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria is forcing people from their homes and across borders, creating a regional food and nutrition crisis. Close to 200,000 people are seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. Cameroon alone hosts more than 100,000 internally displaced people – that figure has more than tripled since the beginning of the year. [...]

1 Jun 2015 | Read More »

NEPAL / MOTHERS AND BIRTHING

Charu Thapa Magar, a midwife in Trishuli, Nepal, was delivering a baby when the earthquake struck. The labour room collapsed and most of the hospital was destroyed. UNICEF

29 May 2015 | Read More »

FAO / WORLD HUNGER

A new United Nations report says the number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million – 216 million fewer than in 1992 – or around one person out of every nine. FAO / FILE

27 May 2015 | Read More »

 

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