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10.04.00 – ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

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 »

KENYA / UNEA CLOSER

On the last day of the United Nations Environment Assembly, over 130 Environment Ministers exchanged views on the current poaching crisis facing African elephants and rhinos. They also discussed other threats such as illegal harvesting and trafficking of timber, fish and myriad other species. UNEP

27 Jun 2014 | Read More »

KENYA / UN ENVIRONMENT ASSEMBLY OPENER

The first UN Environment Assembly, UNEA, was launched in Nairobi, Kenya, where hundreds of high profile delegates convened for this historic event. UNEA is a newly constituted world body for decision-making on the environment tasked with looking at new ways in which the international community addresses environmental sustainability issues. UNEP

23 Jun 2014 | Read More »

KENYA / UN ENVIRONMENT ASSEMBLY

The first UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) will convene in Nairobi, Kenya, from 23 to 27 June 2014. This marks a historic milestone in UNEP’s 43-year history and is expected to be attended by high-level delegations from over 160 UN Member and Observer States. UNEP

29 May 2014 | Read More »

WHO / WATER AND SANITATION

A new WHO/UNICEF report says that since 1990, almost 2 billion people globally have gained access to improved sanitation and 2.3 billion have gained access to drinking-water from improved sources. Yet experts remain "tremendously" concerned with sanitation. "We are seeing that progress seems to be stuck at about 2.5 billion people, which we saw in [...]

8 May 2014 | Read More »

WHO / AIR POLLUTION

Air quality in most cities worldwide that monitor outdoor (ambient) air pollution fails to meet World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for safe levels, putting people at additional risk of respiratory disease and other health problems. WHO / FILE

7 May 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA UPDATE

The World Health Organization said that it will take a few months to contain the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. WHO experts are describing the outbreak in this region as the most challenging they have ever seen. WHO / RECENT

8 Apr 2014 | Read More »

 

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