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WHO / EBOLA UPDATE

In Sierra Leone, there is a unanimous opinion among health officials that without more resources the fight against Ebola may prove to be too difficult.  According to the World Health Organization, Ebola has been linked to more than 660 deaths, while 1,093 people have been infected in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The agency and [...]

26 Jul 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / HOSPITAL EBOLA OUTBREAK

World Health Organization (WHO) workers helping authorities fight  Ebola in theSierra Leonecity ofKenemawarned that the virus could spread further unless more resources are allocated to fight the deadly virus. WHO

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA LAB TESTING

 Every day new cases of Ebola are being detected inLiberiaand it is essential to get the samples to the laboratory of the World Health Organization inGuéckédou,Guinea. By dugout canoe and then by car, they reach the lab and the results become available in less than three hours. WHO

22 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / MIDDLE EAST POLIO

The United Nations needs "regular access" to vaccinate 765,000 Syrian children living in hard to reach places against polio in a bid to stop the disease spreading further in the country, according to a report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund.  UNTV CH

22 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / WHO MALAYSIAN AIRLINE DEATH

Colleagues and friends observed a minute’s silence in the memory of Glenn Thomas, World Health Organization (WHO) communications officer and one of the 298 people who had perished when Malaysian Airline flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine. UNTV CH

18 Jul 2014 | Read More »

WHO / GUINEA EBOLA

The World Health Organization (WHO) has activated a Sub-regional Outbreak Coordination Centre in Conakry, Guinea in response to growing number of Ebola infections in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. WHO

16 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA UPDATE

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the deadly Ebola virus has killed at least 539 people since the outbreak began in February, adding in that new cases are being reported in in Sierra Leone and Liberia, with 19 deaths over three days this week.  CH UNTV

11 Jul 2014 | Read More »

WHO / HIV RISK REPORT

Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups – men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people – threatens global progress on the HIV response, warns the World Health Organization. WHO

11 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GA / NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

At a high-level review and assessment by the General Assembly of progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, WHO Director General Margaret Chan expressed deep concern about projected trends, especially as poor populations, the least able to cope, will be hit the hardest. UNIFEED-UNTV

10 Jul 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / LOWER SHABELLE CLASHES

The UN humanitarian agency visited the town of Marka in theLower Shabelleregion in an effort to assess living conditions in the area following ethnic clashes in the last few weeks between two clans in the area. The conflict has led to the displacement of thousands of civilians and the risk of disease and starvation remains [...]

10 Jul 2014 | Read More »

 

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