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WHO / AFRICA MENINGITIS

An acute shortage of a particular type of meningitis vaccine could severely affect the number of people at risk of being infected as medical experts prepare for a predicted large outbreak of meningitis in Africa. UNTV CH

28 Jul 2015 | Read More »

WHO / WORLD HEPATITIS DAY

Ahead of the World Hepatitis Day marked on 28 July, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlighted the urgent need for countries to enhance action to prevent viral hepatitis infection and to ensure that people who have been infected are diagnosed and offered treatment. WHO

27 Jul 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / MALARIA VACCINE

World Health Organization (WHO) announced Friday that a major milestone for malaria vaccine development has been achieved. UNTV CH

24 Jul 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / YEMEN UPDATE

United Nations said Tuesday that millions of Yemenis continue to suffer from violence, hunger and poor medical assistance as violence escalates unabated.  UNTV CH

21 Jul 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / MALARIA GLOBAL EFFORTS

The Roll Back Malaria Partnership released new strategies to guide efforts towards malaria elimination by 2030. In an interview in Geneva, its Executive Director Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traore said “we recommit and we are ensuring that Malaria is defeated, because we know it is possible, it is doable”. UNTV CH / FILE

10 Jul 2015 | Read More »

WHO / GLOBAL REPORT ON TOBACCO

According to the World Health Organization's Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic-2015, too few governments levy appropriate levels of tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. They therefore miss out on a proven, low-cost measure to curb demand for tobacco, save lives and generate funds for stronger health services. WHO / FILE

7 Jul 2015 | Read More »

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 »

 

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