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10.02.00 – COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH SERVICES

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 »

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 »

WHO / WORLD CANCER DAY REPORT

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), is launching the World Cancer Report 2014, a collaboration of over 250 leading scientists from more than 40 countries, describing multiple aspects of cancer research and control. WHO / IARC

3 Feb 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / WHO PALLIATIVE CARE

WHO and the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WPCA) said that only one in ten people who need palliative care to relieve pain or the symptoms and stress of a serious illness is currently receiving it. CH UNTV

28 Jan 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / HAITI CHOLERA

The UN humanitarian agency said that (USD) 169 million was needed to help relieve the humanitarian situation in Haiti. Cholera is a major concern in the country, which hosts half of the world's suspected cholera cases. Forty-five thousand people could be affected by the cholera epidemic in 2014 and if efforts are not made to [...]

17 Dec 2013 | Read More »

PALESTINE/POLIO

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Yoka Brandt recently concluded a four-day visit to the State of Palestine where she participated in the kick-off of a polio campaingn and spoke with young people in Hebron. UNICEF

16 Dec 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / CAR HEALTHCARE

The WHO says that people living in theCentral African Republic are in desperate need of quality healthcare. A total of 533,000 people are currently displaced in the country, more than 10 percent of the population. Hospitals have been looted and health personnel have fled their posts. CH UNTV

13 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UN/ MALARIA MDGS

WHO Malaria expert Dr. Robert Newman said the latest malaria report shows that financing has gone up dramatically over the past decade but was still far short of the 1.5 billion needed to combat the disease. UN Special Envoy for malaria Ray Chambers said "it will take a perfect storm for us to reach the [...]

12 Dec 2013 | Read More »

WHO / CANCER TRENDS

The specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization says that more women are being diagnosed with and dying from breast cancer, calling for greater attention to prevention and control measures to offset lifestyle changes which pushed breast cancer to be the leading cause of cancer death among women. WHO/ IARC/FILE

12 Dec 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

In Somaliland, only a third of women giving birth have any kind of skilled personnel with them, in rural areas the numbers are much lower. Now, a three-year-long programme co-funded by the European Commission that targets maternal and newborn health inSomalilandand Puntland is slowly changing this reality. UNICEF

2 Dec 2013 | Read More »

 

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