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10.06.02 – MEDICAL SCIENCES

GENEVA / CERVICAL CANCER

New guidance from the World Health Organization aims to help countries better prevent and control cervical cancer. The disease is one of the world's deadliest – but most easily preventable – forms of cancer for women, responsible for more than 270,000 deaths annually, 85 percent of which occur in developing countries. WHO / FILE

2 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA RESTRICTIONS

A UN Spokesperson said the Secretary-General is concerned by the recent restrictions put in place in several countries and localities applying to people who have traveled to the main Ebola-affected countries, adding in Ban Ki-moon "believes that these restrictions have put particular pressure on health care workers and those who have been on the front-line [...]

27 Oct 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 »

UN / UNICEF NEWBORN DEATHS

A medical journal The Lancet has released a series of papers at the UNICEF Headquarters today showing that majority of nearly 3 million children who die before they turn one month old every year could be saved if they receive quality care around the time of birth. UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE

20 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 »

UNICEF / WORLD IMMUNIZATION WEEK

Immunization today averts 2-3 million deaths each year from diseases such as diphtheria, measles, pertussis, pneumonia, polio, rotavirus diarrhoea, rubella and tetanus. However, in the eve of the  World Immunization Week 2014, the chief of the Unicef's Global Immunization Program,  Jos Vandelaer, warned that one in five children worldwide does not get immunized. UNIFEED -UNTV [...]

26 Apr 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 »

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 »

 

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