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10.04.00 – ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

GENEVA / MALARIA GLOBAL EFFORTS

The Roll Back Malaria Partnership released new strategies to guide efforts towards malaria elimination by 2030. In an interview in Geneva, its Executive Director Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traore said “we recommit and we are ensuring that Malaria is defeated, because we know it is possible, it is doable”. UNTV CH / FILE

10 Jul 2015 | Read More »

WHO / GLOBAL REPORT ON TOBACCO

According to the World Health Organization's Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic-2015, too few governments levy appropriate levels of tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. They therefore miss out on a proven, low-cost measure to curb demand for tobacco, save lives and generate funds for stronger health services. WHO / FILE

7 Jul 2015 | Read More »

BURUNDI / CHOLERA OUTBREAK RESPONSE

The town of Nyanza Lac in southern Burundi, which borders with Tanzania, is a region where cholera is endemic, with outbreaks occurring here every year or two. But this year, cholera raged across the border in Tanzania among Burundian refugees who had fled to the neighboring country due to rising insecurity and political violence in [...]

18 Jun 2015 | Read More »

WHO / MERS

The World Health Organization  said  today the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome  (MERS) in the Republic of Korea did not meet the  conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. However, it said  there are still many gaps in knowledge of the transmission of the virus between people, and that the outbreak was [...]

17 Jun 2015 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA MEETING

A  World Health Organization (WHO) director said Tuesday, "this outbreak has not finished. It has not stopped. This week 35 cases of Ebola were reported from 2 countries. That is 4 times the number of cases from the week before.” UNTV CH

19 May 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE – GUINEA / EBOLA CROSSBORDER TRANSMISSION

The government of Guinea launched a new Ebola sensitization and early case detection campaign on Saturday  in Forécariah, a border region that is still registering high numbers of cases. UNMEER

18 May 2015 | Read More »

WHO / ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

The World Health Organization  Wednesday warned that abuse of antibiotics means that the medicines are losing their effect. WHO

29 Apr 2015 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA PRESSER

A World Health Organization (WHO) top official said Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is still a threat for the international community, but the risk of it spreading seems to be diminishing. WHO

10 Apr 2015 | Read More »

WHO / WORLD HEALTH DAY

Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tuesday kicked off World Health day with a visit to the Rungis wholesale market in Paris. WHO  

7 Apr 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA QUARANTINE HOUSING

The old police academy barracks in Hastings, Sierra Leone are being renovated to house Ebola quarantined families who don't have a proper place to stay. UNMEER

3 Apr 2015 | Read More »

 

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