Home » WHO – World Health Organization

WHO – World Health Organization

WHO / NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES

A new World Health Organization (WHO) report says urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and prevent the annual toll of 16 million people dying prematurely—before the age of 70 – from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes. WHO

19 Jan 2015 | Read More »

EBOLA / VACCINES

The World Health Organization (WHO) said today two most promising Ebola vaccines have "an acceptable safety profile" and are soon to be tested in affected areas in West Africa. WHO

9 Jan 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA NABARRO AYLWARD

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the Head of the United Nations Mission for Emergency Ebola Response (UNMEER) today (8 Jan) met with Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma in his continuing effort to coordinate UN activities in the fight against the disease. UNMEER

8 Jan 2015 | Read More »

GUINEA, MALI / BAN, EBOLA

Cautioning that much remains to be done to wipe out Ebola in Guinea, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Conakry today (20 December) said that "the United Nations will stand with Guinea and Guinean people until such time that we can declare that this country is free from Ebola." UNMEER  

20 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / WHO EBOLA MOTORCYCLES

The World Health Organization is fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone, with, among other things a fleet of motorbikes. WHO

18 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA MARGARET CHAN

Speaking in Geneva at a meeting on Building resilient health systems in Ebola-affected countries, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said "we believe building health is a nation building strategy, without basic public health infrastructures and the systems in place, no country is stable." WHO

10 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / MALARIA

The number of people dying from malaria has fallen dramatically since 2000 and malaria cases are also steadily declining, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) World Malaria Report 2014. WHO/FILE

8 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / CERVICAL CANCER

New guidance from the World Health Organization aims to help countries better prevent and control cervical cancer. The disease is one of the world's deadliest – but most easily preventable – forms of cancer for women, responsible for more than 270,000 deaths annually, 85 percent of which occur in developing countries. WHO / FILE

2 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UNMEER / BANBURY NABARRO PRESSER

Marking 60 days since the establishment of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), its chief said the set target on safe burials has been exceeded in the three worst-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – while the second target on isolating patients had been reached in Liberia and Guinea, but [...]

1 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA PRESSER

Dr. Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director-General in charge of the Ebola response for the World Health Organization (WHO) cautioned reporters that the targets set for today were important milestones, but "we have got to get to 100 percent safe burials, 100 percent isolation and then 100 percent of cases being found, contacts being traced" in order [...]

1 Dec 2014 | Read More »

 

January 2015
M T W T F S S
« Dec    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031