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10.03.02 – DISEASES AND CARRIERS OF DISEASES

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

GENEVA / MERS CAMELS

The World Health Organization  said the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome that has killed 68 people has been confirmed in a herd of camels in a barn linked to two human cases in Qatar. CH UNTV

29 Nov 2013 | Read More »

 

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