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10.04.00 – ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

WHO / CUBA EBOLA

WHO welcomes the commitment from the Government of Cuba to provide 165 health professionals to support Ebola care inWest Africa.  The newly announced support includes physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, specialists in infection control, intensive care specialists and social mobilization officers, and will be concentrated in Sierra Leone. WHO

12 Sep 2014 | Read More »

WHO / CLIMATE CHANGE HEALTH RISKS

Action to reduce climate change could bring about previously unrecognized health benefits, while measures to adapt to climate change could also save lives by ensuring that communities are better prepared to deal with the impact of heat, extreme weather, infectious disease and food insecurity. These are two key messages being discussed at the first-ever global [...]

27 Aug 2014 | Read More »

WHO / E-CIGARETTES

A new World Health Organization (WHO) report says that e-cigarettes and similar devices –frequently marketed by manufacturers as aids to quit smoking – require global regulation in the interest of public health. According to WHO, “they contain chemicals and usually even a few cancer causing agents.” WHO

26 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / E-CIGARETTES PRESSER

The World Health Organization is calling for global regulation of electronic cigarettes and similar products. Speaking to reporters in Geneva, a WHO expert said "the tobacco industry pretends to be part of the solution to the health disaster that they have created." WHO

26 Aug 2014 | Read More »

ST LUCIA / RECYCLING

The Island of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean is home to a vibrant and distinct culture and heritage as well as to a rich ecosystem, biodiversity and dazzling landscapes. Nevertheless, this small island state faces many challenges, including climate change, degradation of natural resources, and waste management. Recycle It, funded in 2001 by Josephat Small, [...]

22 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA SURVIVOR

Saa Sabas, an Ebola survivor, decided to volunteer for the Guinean Red Cross in order to raise awareness on prevention and treatment of the disease among the communities. WHO

22 Aug 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA ESTIMATE UPDATE

The World Health Organization stressed that staff at the outbreak sites in West Africa see evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak. WHO / FILE

15 Aug 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / EBOLA

The World Bank pledges (USD) 200 million in emergency funding to  fight Ebola. WORLD BANK / FILE

4 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA LAB TESTING

 Every day new cases of Ebola are being detected inLiberiaand it is essential to get the samples to the laboratory of the World Health Organization inGuéckédou,Guinea. By dugout canoe and then by car, they reach the lab and the results become available in less than three hours. WHO

22 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA UPDATE

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the deadly Ebola virus has killed at least 539 people since the outbreak began in February, adding in that new cases are being reported in in Sierra Leone and Liberia, with 19 deaths over three days this week.  CH UNTV

11 Jul 2014 | Read More »

 

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