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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 »

WHO / WORLD IMMUNIZATION ADVANCER

At a press conference in Geneva yesterday (17 April) In advance of World Immunization Week, Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele, the World Health Organization's (WHO) Director, of Immunization, Vaccination and Biologicals said that WHO wanted World Immunization Week to be an opportunity to celebrate the growing benefits of vaccination, "the great impact that one can get through vaccines". [...]

18 Apr 2013 | Read More »

UN / INT’L DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA ADVANCER

UN expert on human rights and sexual orientation Charles Radcliffe explains why UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is calling this is an “historic moment” for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Activists around the world will observe 17 May as the International Day Against Homophobia. UNTV / OHCHR [...]

16 May 2012 | Read More »

HAITI / CHOLERA

The presidents of Haiti and the Dominican Republic joined -in a pre-recorded message- the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), UNICEF, and the United States (US) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Wednesday in Washington D.C. in calling for major international investments in water and sanitation infrastructure to eliminate cholera from the island [...]

12 Jan 2012 | Read More »

UN / INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA ADVANCER

Every day around the world, individuals suffer discrimination, vilification and violent attacks because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI). In more than 70 countries, homosexuality remains a criminal offence, exposing gay men and lesbians to the risk of arrest, imprisonment and, in some cases, torture or the death penalty. Tuesday 17 May [...]

16 May 2011 | Read More »

WHD/ ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE

World Health Day 2011 is dedicated to antimicrobial resistance, a major threat to patient care and disease control throughout the world. Antimicrobial resistance is a significant obstacle to success in controlling HIV, malaria and tuberculosis-three of the world’s leading infectious killers. PAHO

6 Apr 2011 | Read More »

UN / INFLUENZA

Senior UN System Influenza Coordinator David Nabarro briefs on the upcoming International Ministerial Conference on Animal and Pandemic Influenza in Hanoi and speaks about the lessons learned from last year’s outbreak of the H1N1 flu virus. UNTV / FILE

14 Apr 2010 | Read More »

WORLD AIDS DAY / ADVANCER

UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé talks about the state of the global AIDS epidemic and prospects for finding a vaccine. 1 December is World AIDS Day. UNAIDS / FILE

30 Nov 2009 | Read More »

UN / DISASTER REDUCTION ADVANCER

Ahead of this year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction (14 October), the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) says the tragedies that struck the Asia and Pacific region this month underscore the need for urgent action to better protect hospitals from natural disasters. WHO / UNTV / FILE

13 Oct 2009 | Read More »

PAHO / H1N1

WHO Director Margaret Chan tells a group of health ministers from the Americas gathered for the annual Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) meeting in Washington DC that when the current H1N1 influenza pandemic nears its end, there will be a flurry of assessments of the event, its impact and how it was managed. PAHO

29 Sep 2009 | Read More »

 

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