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YEMEN / SANA'A HOSPITAL FACES CLOSURE

A major children's hospital in Yemen's capital Sana'a faces closure due to shortages, humanitarian agency Save the Children has warned. OCHA / RECENT

31 Aug 2015 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA UPDATE PRESSER

World Health Organization Assistant Director-General Bruce Aylward told reporters in Geneva "the response is definitely getting better, there has been a step change over the last four to eight weeks in the response." WHO

4 Aug 2015 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA VACCINE

World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that the results from an interim analysis of trials in Guinea show that the VSV-EBOV vaccine is highly effective against Ebola. WHO

31 Jul 2015 | Read More »

LIBERIA / POST EBOLA BIRTH REGISTRATION

UNICEF is supporting a drive by the Liberian Government to register more than 70,000 children whose births were not recorded during the Ebola crisis, leaving them vulnerable to marginalization and exclusion. UNICEF

31 Jul 2015 | Read More »

WHO / AFRICA MENINGITIS

An acute shortage of a particular type of meningitis vaccine could severely affect the number of people at risk of being infected as medical experts prepare for a predicted large outbreak of meningitis in Africa. UNTV CH

28 Jul 2015 | Read More »

WHO / WORLD HEPATITIS DAY

Ahead of the World Hepatitis Day marked on 28 July, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlighted the urgent need for countries to enhance action to prevent viral hepatitis infection and to ensure that people who have been infected are diagnosed and offered treatment. WHO

27 Jul 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / HIV REPORT

The goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has been met nine months ahead of schedule, according to a new United Nations report. UNTV CH

14 Jul 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / MALARIA GLOBAL EFFORTS

The Roll Back Malaria Partnership released new strategies to guide efforts towards malaria elimination by 2030. In an interview in Geneva, its Executive Director Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traore said “we recommit and we are ensuring that Malaria is defeated, because we know it is possible, it is doable”. UNTV CH / FILE

10 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UN/ EBOLA NABARRO PRESSER

The UN Special Envoy on Ebola David Nabarro Thursday told reporters in New York "Liberian cases are a reminder of the absolutely importance of remaining vigilant until the very end of the outbreak ". UNIFEED-UNTV

9 Jul 2015 | Read More »

WHO / GLOBAL REPORT ON TOBACCO

According to the World Health Organization's Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic-2015, too few governments levy appropriate levels of tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. They therefore miss out on a proven, low-cost measure to curb demand for tobacco, save lives and generate funds for stronger health services. WHO / FILE

7 Jul 2015 | Read More »

 

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