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10.06.02 – MEDICAL SCIENCES

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 »

GENEVA / HAITI CHOLERA

The UN humanitarian agency said that (USD) 169 million was needed to help relieve the humanitarian situation in Haiti. Cholera is a major concern in the country, which hosts half of the world's suspected cholera cases. Forty-five thousand people could be affected by the cholera epidemic in 2014 and if efforts are not made to [...]

17 Dec 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 »

KENYA / POLIO

To contain an outbreak of polio hat has been grippingKenyasince May, immunization campaigns have been conducted around the country, and the efforts are especially intensified in and around the refugee camps where the population's immunities are low. UNICEF

5 Sep 2013 | Read More »

NIGERIA/ POLIO

WHO and UNICEF saidNigeriarecorded a 50 per cent decline in the number of polio cases in the second quarter of this year.Nigeriaalong withPakistanandAfghanistanare the only three countries in the world where polio exists. (UNICEF)

8 Aug 2013 | Read More »

UN / HAITI CHOLERA

Commenting on a new report by Yale University that contends UN peacekeepers were responsible for the 2010 outbreak of cholera in Haiti, spokesperson Martin Nesirky said "they were aware of the report" and that while the "claims are not receivable" this decision would not "diminish" the commitment of the UN to do "all that the [...]

7 Aug 2013 | Read More »

NIGERIA / MALNUTRITION

An estimated 36 percent of children under five in Nigeria are chronically malnourished or stunted. Although mothers have been encouraged to breastfeed their babies considered one of the best nutrional interventions. But when it is time to start introducing complementary foods; traditional practices, poverty, and lack of knowledge hinder them from making good nutritional decisions [...]

7 Aug 2013 | Read More »

WHO / MENTAL HEALTH GUIDELINES

New clinical protocols and guidelines on how to give appropriate mental health care to adults and children who have experienced trauma and loss have been released by the World Health Organization (WHO), in conjunction with the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR. (WHO)

6 Aug 2013 | Read More »

 

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