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10.04.00 – ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

UN / EBOLA 1

World leaders met at the United Nations to discuss how to contain and stop the spread of the Ebola virus and how to improve the treatment to those who are infected, ensure essential services, preserve stability and prevent outbreaks in other countries. According to the latest update from the World Health Organization, the total number [...]

25 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / CLIMATE SUMMIT 1

World leaders have been urged by the UN Secretary-General to set the world on a new course. Speaking at the start of the Climate Summit in New York,  Ban Ki-moon called for investment in climate resilient societies that protect all, especially the most vulnerable. UNIFEED-UNTV

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / CLIMATE PRESSER

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stressed that governments, investors and financial institutions pledged to mobilize $200 billion by the end of next year for low-carbon programmes in developing countries, giving a significant boost to the United Nations goal of reaching $100 billion annually by 2020. UNIFEED-UNTV

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / CLIMATE SUMMIT ILLUMINATIONS

Ahead of the climate summit at United Nations headquarters, the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS)  organized an event called  illUmiNations  – a visual showcase that tells the story of climate change and proposes the actions to be taken to combat it. UNIFEED-UNTV

20 Sep 2014 | Read More »

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 »

 

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