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10.04.00 – ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

WHO / TOBACCO CONTROL

At a meeting in Geneva to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said “as the battle to control tobacco moves into the courts, industry is using trade and investment agreements to legally challenge government actions.” WHO

27 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN/ EBOLA AYLWARD NABARRO

UN top officials who lead the response against Ebola briefed Member States and the media on the need to maintain the robust response to get the number of cases to zero; stressing "one of the biggest risks we face right now is that new financing for this response is falling faster than the new cases. [...]

20 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / GING EBOLA

After recently visiting the Ebola three most affected countries, a top humanitarian official told reporters "there is no room for complacency," adding in "the last mile is the hardest mile. We must stay the course." UNIFEED-UNTV

5 Feb 2015 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA WRAP

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan told reporters in Geneva that “Member States in WHO have reaffirmed their belief in the Organization. The atmosphere was positive, and they have given us an action oriented agenda." WHO

26 Jan 2015 | Read More »

MALI / EBOLA FREE

The Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, visited Mali as the country surpasses the 42 day mark since the last case of the deadly disease was reported in the country. UNMEER

21 Jan 2015 | Read More »

WHO / NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES

A new World Health Organization (WHO) report says urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and prevent the annual toll of 16 million people dying prematurely—before the age of 70 – from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes. WHO

19 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UNMEER / EBOLA TREATMENT UNIT

The Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury, visited on Friday an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) outside the Sierra Leone capital, where a response surge is being launched. UNMEER

12 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA BANBURY

The Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury, travelled to Freetown where he conducted a series of meetings, including with President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone. UNMEER.

11 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA

The head of UNMEER told Security Council the Secretary-General has instructed the Mission to immediately establish a presence in Mali "to support the national efforts to stop the decease where it is now before it spreads further in Mali." UNIFEED-UNTV

21 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / WORLD TOILET DAY

In an effort to break the silence on open defecation, the UN is highlighting the issue on World Toilet Day on November 19th. The UN says defecating in the open can cause serious health concerns and expose women to sexual violence. UNIFEED-UNTV

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

 

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