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GA / GLOBAL SAFETY ROAD CRISIS

The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution aimed to improve the global road safety. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) report, an estimated 1.24 million lives were lost in 2010 as a result of road traffic crashes. UNTV

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

WHO / HEPATITIS C GUIDELINES

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people and results in 350,000 to 500,000 deaths a year. WHO/FILE

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA UPDATE

The World Health Organization said that it will take a few months to contain the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. WHO experts are describing the outbreak in this region as the most challenging they have ever seen. WHO / RECENT

8 Apr 2014 | Read More »

WHO / WORLD HEALTH DAY ADVANCER

On World Health Day (7 April) the World Health Organization (WHO) is highlighting the serious and increasing threat of vector-borne diseases, with the slogan "Small bite, big threat". WHO / FILE

4 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA

The Guinean health authorities reported four new cases of Ebola, bringing the number to 131, with 84 confirmed deaths. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the source of infection has been localized in the south east of Guinea. WHO  

3 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / GUINEA EBOLA

The World Health Organization (WHO) says while the Ebola outbreak  in Guinea is serious, it is relatively small so far in comparison with earlier outbreaks of the disease. As of Monday, there were 122 suspected and confirmed cases of the disease in Guinea of whom 80 had died. CH UNTV

1 Apr 2014 | Read More »

WHO / AIR POLLUTION

New estimates released by WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world's largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could [...]

24 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / TUBERCULOSIS

Almost half a million people fell ill with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in 2012, yet less than one in four of them were diagnosed, mainly due to a lack of access to quality diagnostic services. WHO

21 Mar 2014 | Read More »

WHO / SUGAR GUIDELINES

The World Health Organization recommended that sugars should be less than ten percent of total energy intake per day to prevent non-communicable diseases. It further suggests that a reduction to below five percent of total energy intake (around 25 grams or 6 teaspoons) per day would have additional benefits. WHO

5 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GA / SYRIA HUMANITARIAN 1

As the conflict that has inflicted unimaginable suffering on the Syrian people prepares to enter its fourth year, United Nations officials stressed the need for a political solution to end the crisis, as well as greater efforts to protect civilians and ensure they receive the assistance they desperately need. UNTV / FILE

25 Feb 2014 | Read More »

 

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