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GENEVA / WATER AND SANITATION

A new World Health Organization's report says global efforts to provide improved water and sanitation for all are gaining momentum, but serious gaps in funding continue to hamper progress. WHO noted that 2.5 billion men, women and children around the world lack access to basic sanitation services. WHO / FILE

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / NUTRITION OBESITY

A UN spokesperson said ministers and top officials from over 170 countries endorsed today  the political Declaration and Framework for Action to tackle hunger and obesity at the Second International Conference on Nutrition that just opened in Rome. UNIFEED-UNTV

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / BIRD FLU EUROPE

The World Health Organization stated that three countries in Europe had been affected by an avian influenza strain through poultry. A WHO expert said "for the moment in Europe the real challenge will just be to make sure that the outbreaks are under control in those poultry populations that are affected now.” WHO

18 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / DROWNING REPORT

A new WHO report says that more than 40 people lose their lives to drowning every hour, every day.  The World Health Organization puts the global number of drowning deaths a year to 372,000, noting that over half of them are among young people below the age of 25, with the highest rates among children [...]

17 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA EXPERIMENTAL INTERVENTIONS

To facilitate and accelerate the appropriate clinical testing and generation of quality data of potential therapeutic interventions for Ebola virus disease (EVD), the World Health Organization (WHO) convened a meeting of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee for Ebola Experimental Interventions (STAC-EE) in Geneva. WHO

14 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / MEASLES

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned today that progress towards the elimination of measles has stalled, with the number of deaths from measles increased from an estimated 122,000 in 2012 to 145,700 in 2013. WHO

13 Nov 2014 | Read More »

EBOLA / SAFE BURIALS

A new WHO protocol for safe and dignified burial of people who die from Ebola virus disease emphasizes inclusion of family members and encouraging religious rites as an essential part of safe burials. WHO

7 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA UPDATE

A UN spokesperson said the latest WHO update on Ebola reported a total of 13,042 cases and 4,818 deaths, adding in “at the country level, the weekly incidence appears to be stable in Guinea. In Sierra Leone the weekly incidence continues to rise, while in Liberia it appears to be declining.” UNIFEED-UNTV  

6 Nov 2014 | Read More »

WEST AFRICA / BANBURY EBOLA

Witnessing yet again the challenging dynamics of the Ebola outbreak unfolding in West Africa, the United Nations envoy coordinating the global response visited the region, where he reported efforts to halt the virus. UNMEER

3 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA EQUIPMENT GUIDELINES

As part of the World Health Organization's commitment to safety and protection of healthcare workers and patients from transmission of Ebola virus disease, WHO has conducted a formal review of personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for healthcare workers and is updating its guidelines in context of the current outbreak. WHO

31 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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