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10. – HEALTH

WHO / SUGAR INTAKE

The World Health Organization issued a new guidance recommending adults and children to reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake. WHO

4 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / RECREATIONAL NOISE

The World Health Organization (WHO) said some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs, bars and sporting events. WHO

2 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / TOBACCO CONTROL

At a meeting in Geneva to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said “as the battle to control tobacco moves into the courts, industry is using trade and investment agreements to legally challenge government actions.” WHO

27 Feb 2015 | Read More »

WHO / HUMANITARIAN APPEAL

The World Health Organization (WHO) appealed to donors to provide USD 1 billion for life-saving health needs ranging from childhood vaccinations to surgical care for the severely wounded for some 25 million people caught up in conflict across the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan and Syria. WHO / FILE

24 Feb 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA DISABLED PEOPLE

Life for persons with disabilities in Sierra Leone has never been easy, but since the outset of the Ebola epidemic they have had to face a whole new set of serious challenges. UNMEER

24 Feb 2015 | Read More »

WHO / SMART SYRINGES

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a new policy on injection safety to help tackle the pervasive issue of unsafe injections, after a study sponsored by WHO, estimated that in 2010, up to 1.7 million people were infected with hepatitis B virus, up to 315 000 with hepatitis C virus and as many as 33 800 [...]

23 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN/ EBOLA AYLWARD NABARRO

UN top officials who lead the response against Ebola briefed Member States and the media on the need to maintain the robust response to get the number of cases to zero; stressing "one of the biggest risks we face right now is that new financing for this response is falling faster than the new cases. [...]

20 Feb 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / ABERDEEN EBOLA OUTBREAK

Right next to beautiful Lumley Beach and a stone throw from the luxury hotels in the area, lies the Tambakula fishing village in the community of Aberdeen, site of one of the latest Ebola outbreaks in the Western Area of Sierra Leone. UNMEER

20 Feb 2015 | Read More »

WHO / NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES

The World Health Organization (WHO) urges affected countries to scale up their investment in tackling 17 neglected tropical diseases in order to improve the health and well-being of more than 1.5 billion people. WHO

19 Feb 2015 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA FOREIGN MEDICAL TEAMS

The World Health Organization (WHO) held a Foreign Medical Teams meeting on the phase II of the Ebola response – getting to zero; best practices at country level; the future of Foreign Medical Teams, priorities and next steps. WHO / FILE

19 Feb 2015 | Read More »

 

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