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10.06.01 – MEDICAL PRACTICE

SOUTH SUDAN / DISPLACED MATERNAL MORTALITY

Tens of thousands of people that fled from fighting are sheltering in a makeshift camp in flood-prone Mingkaman. The onset of the rainy season last month has not only increased the risk of diseases but also added strain on humanitarian workers struggling to cope with ever increasing numbers of displaced.  UNICEF

7 Jun 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / ZA'ATARI MIDWFE

Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan has become home to thousands of Syrian women and adolescent girls who fled the violence in their homeland. Many of these refugees have come to depend on the midwifery services provided by "Mama" Munira. A UN new report looks at the 73 African, Asian and Latin American countries that suffer 96 [...]

2 Jun 2014 | Read More »

KENYA / POLIO CAMPAIGN

Ever since Kenya reported a polio outbreak in May 2013, UNICEF and its partners have been exploring a number of strategies to reach the children under the age of five that have not been vaccinated. The Mtoto Kwa Mtoto or Child- to-child initiative, mobilizes school children in the effort to identify and vaccinate these children [...]

26 May 2014 | Read More »

WHO / MERS

The World Health Organization said that the deadly MERS virus has "increased in seriousness" but does not yet represent a global public health emergency. WHO  

14 May 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / TUBERCULOSIS

Almost half a million people fell ill with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in 2012, yet less than one in four of them were diagnosed, mainly due to a lack of access to quality diagnostic services. WHO

21 Mar 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

Female Genital Mutilation or FGM, is a harmful traditional practice that still persists in Somalia where its prevalence remains high at 95 percent, especially affecting girls between four to 11 years of age. An estimated 130 million women across the world have undergone FGM and suffer from severe effects of the practice. AU / UN IST

8 Feb 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / MEDICAL SUPPLIES

The Belet Wyene hospital in the Hiraan region of South-Central Somalia now lacks life-saving drugs and medical equipment needed to treat the influx of patients. Djiboutian troops serving under the African Union Peacekeeping mission forSomaliahave donated medical suppliers to the hospital, the only one in the region, ahead of the rainy season. UN AU IST

26 Oct 2013 | Read More »

WHO / TB ADVANCER

Tuberculosis (TB) treatment has saved the lives of more than 22 million people, according to the WHO Global tuberculosis report 2013 published today (22 October). The report also reveals that the number of people ill with TB fell in 2012 to 8.6 million, with global TB deaths also decreasing to 1.3 million. WHO

23 Oct 2013 | Read More »

FAO / BIRD FLU

The UN food agency issued a new warning saying bird flu viruses continue to pose a serious threat to human and animal health, adding they will pose a greater risk during the upcoming flu season. FILE    

16 Sep 2013 | Read More »

ETHIOPIA / CHILD MORTALITY

A new UNICEF report "A Promise Renewed" examines trends in child mortality since 1990 and the opportunity to end preventable child deaths.  Health extension workers, especially in the remote areas, have helped slash child mortality rates by half inEthiopia than ten years. UNICEF

14 Sep 2013 | Read More »

 

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