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10.03.01 – DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL

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 »

GENEVA / TUBERCULOSIS

Almost half a million people fell ill with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in 2012, yet less than one in four of them were diagnosed, mainly due to a lack of access to quality diagnostic services. WHO

21 Mar 2014 | Read More »

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC/ MALARIA

With the coming rains, UNICEF and partners are rushing mosquito nets to families displaced aroundBangui,Central African Republic, to try and prevent malaria. The disease is one of the leading causes of child deaths in the country. Even before the fighting, only about a third of children slept under the mosquito nets. UNICEF  

5 Mar 2014 | Read More »

WHO / SUGAR GUIDELINES

The World Health Organization recommended that sugars should be less than ten percent of total energy intake per day to prevent non-communicable diseases. It further suggests that a reduction to below five percent of total energy intake (around 25 grams or 6 teaspoons) per day would have additional benefits. WHO

5 Mar 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / CHOLERA VACCINATONS

WHO is working with the South Sudan government and partners to provide vaccines to protect nearly 140,000 people living in temporary camps inSouth Sudanagainst cholera. UNMISS

28 Feb 2014 | Read More »

BANGLADESH / MEASLES CAMPAIGN

Bangladesh, a land of 150 million people, launched its largest ever measles-rubella (MR) vaccination campaign aimed at reaching 52 million children aged nine months to under 15 years to protect them against these infectious diseases. UNICEF

18 Feb 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 »

VIETNAM / WORLD CANCER DAY

Viet Nam is one of around 80 countries that have received assistance from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in cancer control. After cardiovascular diseases, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the country. According to the latest statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), there are around 125,000 new cancer cases and [...]

3 Feb 2014 | Read More »

INDIA / POLIO ERADICATION ANNIVERSARY

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative joins India and the global community in celebrating a historic global health milestone: three years have passed since India's last case of wild polio. Pending final clearance of December and January laboratory samples, the Regional Certification Commission is expected to certify the entire South-East Asia Region of the World Health [...]

13 Jan 2014 | Read More »

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC / MEASLES

An emergency vaccination campaign to reach over 210,000 children displaced by violence in Bangui, the capitol of the Central African Republic is underway at major displacement sites in the city. UNICEF

10 Jan 2014 | Read More »

 

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