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BURUNDI / CHOLERA OUTBREAK RESPONSE

The town of Nyanza Lac in southern Burundi, which borders with Tanzania, is a region where cholera is endemic, with outbreaks occurring here every year or two. But this year, cholera raged across the border in Tanzania among Burundian refugees who had fled to the neighboring country due to rising insecurity and political violence in [...]

18 Jun 2015 | Read More »

YEMEN / CHILDREN HEALTH CARE

Nearly three months into the conflict, Yemen faces a humanitarian catastrophe with 21 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. UNICEF projects that with the fast deteriorating basic social services, 2.5 million children at risk of suffering from diarrhoea, 1.3 million from pneumonia and nearly 280,000 from severe and acute malnutrition over the next 12 [...]

16 Jun 2015 | Read More »

NEPAL / MOTHERS AND BIRTHING

Charu Thapa Magar, a midwife in Trishuli, Nepal, was delivering a baby when the earthquake struck. The labour room collapsed and most of the hospital was destroyed. UNICEF

29 May 2015 | Read More »

WHO / ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

The World Health Organization  Wednesday warned that abuse of antibiotics means that the medicines are losing their effect. WHO

29 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 »

UN / POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

A senior UN official said that despite the developmental progress made, it is still “limited to the wealthy.” He said that the one billion people leaving poverty are still “stagnated while the rest of the world gets richer”. UNIFEED-UNTV

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UKRAINE / BORN INTO CONFLICT

In Slaviansk, a Ukrainian city of 115,000, the wounds of a brutal battle in July are still open. Sasha is a baby born during the conflict. When Aliona, his mother, was 8 months pregnant the couple fled the fighting in their town of Gorlivka so that she could give birth safely. UNHCR

22 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/ WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY

On World Blood Donor Day the World Health Orgainization is calling on countries to improve access to safe blood for saving the lives of mothers. WHO  

13 Jun 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / ZA'ATARI MIDWFE

Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan has become home to thousands of Syrian women and adolescent girls who fled the violence in their homeland. Many of these refugees have come to depend on the midwifery services provided by "Mama" Munira. A UN new report looks at the 73 African, Asian and Latin American countries that suffer 96 [...]

2 Jun 2014 | Read More »

 

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