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10.04.00 – ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

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 »

WHO / WORLD HEALTH DAY ADVANCER

On World Health Day (7 April) the World Health Organization (WHO) is highlighting the serious and increasing threat of vector-borne diseases, with the slogan "Small bite, big threat". WHO / FILE

4 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / SMALL ISLANDS WRAP

On the day of the first-ever launch of the International Year of Small Islands Developing States, UN Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner said that climate "vulnerabilities are growing exponentially" over which small islands have no influence, "an extraordinary prospect for a nation, for a culture, for a people to be confronted by this prospect, [...]

24 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UNEP / LEAD PAINT LAUNCH

More than 90 years after theLeague of Nationscalled for a ban on lead in paint, and despite the existence of many safe alternatives, young children and pregnant mothers in the developing world are still exposed to high levels of the dangerous toxin through unsafe paints. UNEP / FILE/ARCHIVE

22 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / AIR POLLUTION

The UN Economic Commission for Europe says legislation is already in place and working to combat air pollution following last week's announcement from the World Health Organization (WHO) that air pollution causes cancer. CH UNTV/FILE

21 Oct 2013 | Read More »

UN / AIR POLLUTION CANCER

The specialised cancer agency of the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), announced that it has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). WHO/ IARC / FILE

17 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GA / MDGs

World leaders meeting at the General Assembly agreed to take bolder action against extreme poverty, hunger and disease, and called for a summit to take place in 2015 to adopt the next set of anti-poverty goals, which will heavily focus on achieving sustainable development.  UNTV/ FILE

25 Sep 2013 | Read More »

NIGERIA / SANITATION

Martin Dewaun Ayoo's village Iorduu has recently become open defecation free. This means that its has gone through a process called "community led total sanitation" in which each family builds their own latrine from local materials and commits to good sanitation practices. UNICEF

5 Jul 2013 | Read More »

GOMA / WORLD'S CHILDREN

Another in UNICEF's series highlighting the lives of the world's children. This one follows the life of an e 8-year old was paralyzed by polio in the DRC. UNICEF  

6 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA/ OBESITY AND MALNUTRITION

Many low- and middle-income countries  are neglecting overweight and obesity as major health threats, with policies in place to tackle undernutrition, but lack policies to halt the growing burden of diseases due to the rise of overweight , and obesity, according to new information released by the UN  today (5 June). WHO

5 Jun 2013 | Read More »

 

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