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GENEVA / WORLD IMMUNIZATION

The World Health Organization said Thursday progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is far off track with 1 in 5 children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases. WHO

23 Apr 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / YEMEN APPEAL

The UN has launched an appeal for  almost $275m (£183m) to aid 7.5 million people in Yemen over the next three months as fighting intensifies in the south and air strikes pound 18 of its 22 provinces. UNTV CH

17 Apr 2015 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA PRESSER

A World Health Organization (WHO) top official said Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is still a threat for the international community, but the risk of it spreading seems to be diminishing. WHO

10 Apr 2015 | Read More »

UN / DPRK SILENT EMERGENCY

The UN's top official in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)  said today UN agencies need $111 million to support humanitarian needs in what he called a "silent emergency" in that country. UNIFEED-UNTV

9 Apr 2015 | Read More »

WHO-UNICEF / YEMEN CHILDREN

With conflict escalating in many parts of Yemen, the United Nations warned Tuesday that children continue to be killed, injured, displaced and put at increasing risk from disease. UNTV-CH

7 Apr 2015 | Read More »

WHO / WORLD HEALTH DAY

Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tuesday kicked off World Health day with a visit to the Rungis wholesale market in Paris. WHO  

7 Apr 2015 | Read More »

WHO / WORLD HEALTH DAY ADVANCER

New data on the harm caused by food-borne illnesses underscore the global threats posed by unsafe foods, and the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food supply chain, according to the World Health Organization, which next week is dedicating its annual World Health Day to the issue of food safety. WHO / FILE

2 Apr 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA CHILDREN

A new study by the World Health Organization shows that the very youngest Ebola patients, infants, have the highest mortality rate. WHO

26 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / WEST AFRICA VACCINATIONS

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned of a growing risk of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola. It said the threat must be countered by urgently increasing routine immunizations. WHO

20 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / TUBERCULOSIS

Ahead of the World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for global solidarity and action to support a new 20-year strategy which aims to end the global tuberculosis epidemic. WHO

20 Mar 2015 | Read More »

 

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