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GENEVA / EBOLA

The United Nations  said  it needs one billion dollars to try to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  UNTV CH

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / CHILD MORTALITY

A new UNICEF's report says child survival rates have increased dramatically since 1990, during which time the absolute number of under-five deaths has been slashed in half from 12.7 million to 6.3 million, according to a report released by UNICEF. UNIFEED-UNTV

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

WHO / CUBA EBOLA

WHO welcomes the commitment from the Government of Cuba to provide 165 health professionals to support Ebola care inWest Africa.  The newly announced support includes physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, specialists in infection control, intensive care specialists and social mobilization officers, and will be concentrated in Sierra Leone. WHO

12 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA WRAP

After two days of discussion on potential Ebola therapies and vaccines, more than 150 participants, representing the fields of research and clinical investigation, ethics, legal, regulatory, financing, and data collection, identified several therapeutic and vaccine interventions that should be the focus of priority clinical evaluation. WHO/UNTV/CDC

5 Sep 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA EXPERTS MEETING

The World Health Organization (WHO) brought together key experts Thursday to discuss experimental therapies and vaccines with potential to treat or prevent Ebola virus disease. WHO

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

WHO / SUICIDE

The World Health Organization is calling for coordinated action to reduce suicides worldwide. More than 800,000 people are dying each year as a result of suicide – around one person every 40 seconds and there are many more people who attempt it. WHO

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA WRAP

The Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan, said  that the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is "the largest and most severe and most complex" ever seen in the nearly forty year history of this disease. David Nabarro, Senior UN System Coordinator for Ebola, said "the outbreak is moving out of our grasp" [...]

2 Sep 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA ROADMAP

WHO has issued a roadmap to guide and coordinate the international response to the Ebola outbreak inWest Africa. A WHO official stressed that although the plan is designed to address a case load “that could exceed 20,000 cases," this "is not saying we expect 20,000 cases; that is not saying we would accept, more importantly, 20,000 [...]

28 Aug 2014 | Read More »

WHO / CLIMATE CHANGE HEALTH RISKS

Action to reduce climate change could bring about previously unrecognized health benefits, while measures to adapt to climate change could also save lives by ensuring that communities are better prepared to deal with the impact of heat, extreme weather, infectious disease and food insecurity. These are two key messages being discussed at the first-ever global [...]

27 Aug 2014 | Read More »

WHO / E-CIGARETTES

A new World Health Organization (WHO) report says that e-cigarettes and similar devices –frequently marketed by manufacturers as aids to quit smoking – require global regulation in the interest of public health. According to WHO, “they contain chemicals and usually even a few cancer causing agents.” WHO

26 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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