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UNICEF / WORLD SANITATION REPORT

Lack of progress on sanitation threatens to undermine the child survival and health benefits from gains in access to safe drinking water, warn WHO and UNICEF in a report tracking access to drinking water and sanitation against the Millennium Development Goals.  UNICEF / FILE

30 Jun 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / CHOLERA

South Sudanese Ministry of Health together with World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report Tuesday (23 Jun) that said a number of people infected by cholera in Juba have risen to more than 200. UNMISS

25 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / YEMEN SPOKESPERSON UPDATE

Talks in Geneva to try to find a way to end the crisis in Yemen are the beginning of a political process that is "a commitment to continue the political process until we reach an agreement on a transition and a cessation of hostilities" a UN spokesperson said in Geneva Thursday. UNTV CH

19 Jun 2015 | Read More »

WHO / MERS

The World Health Organization  said  today the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome  (MERS) in the Republic of Korea did not meet the  conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. However, it said  there are still many gaps in knowledge of the transmission of the virus between people, and that the outbreak was [...]

17 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / YEMEN DENGUE

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that there has been a surge in the number of people reported to have contracted dengue fever in Yemen since the current conflict , which has left more than 1 million people internally displaced and has disrupted health services, began. GENEVA CH

12 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY

The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging Member States to sign the sign the Protocol to Eliminate the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products as part of its campaign for World No Tobacco Day on 31 May. WHO

28 May 2015 | Read More »

TANZANIA / BURUNDI CHILDREN

This was the scene in Kagunga for the past two weeks – thousands of people who fled Burundi were gathering at this village on Lake Tanganyika that is a three hour boat ride away from the regional capital of Kigoma. UNICEF

27 May 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / WHO EBOLA UPDATE

World Health Organization Assistant Director-General Bruce Aylward said any case of Ebola "is just way too dangerous." WHO

26 May 2015 | Read More »

WHO / MERKEL CHAN

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday called for a new plan to deal with catastrophes like the recent Ebola outbreak.  WHO

18 May 2015 | Read More »

LIBERIA / EBOLA FREE DECLARATION

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission as forty-two days have passed since the last laboratory-confirmed case was buried on 28 March. UNMEER  

12 May 2015 | Read More »

 

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