Home » Sanitation and hygiene and public health

Sanitation and hygiene and public health

WHO / E-CIGARETTES

A new World Health Organization (WHO) report says that e-cigarettes and similar devices –frequently marketed by manufacturers as aids to quit smoking – require global regulation in the interest of public health. According to WHO, “they contain chemicals and usually even a few cancer causing agents.” WHO

26 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / E-CIGARETTES PRESSER

The World Health Organization is calling for global regulation of electronic cigarettes and similar products. Speaking to reporters in Geneva, a WHO expert said "the tobacco industry pretends to be part of the solution to the health disaster that they have created." WHO

26 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA UPDATE

The World Heath Organization warned the heavy toll on health workers is hampering the efforts to control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The UN agency noted that more than 120 health professionals have died and more than 240 have contracted the disease in the affected countries. UNIFEED-UNTV

26 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA UPDATE

A UN Spokesperson confirmed the re-emergence of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the disease has killed 13 people since July. He also said that "the current trend of limitations on flights is having adverse effects on efforts to control the disease.” UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA SURVIVOR

Saa Sabas, an Ebola survivor, decided to volunteer for the Guinean Red Cross in order to raise awareness on prevention and treatment of the disease among the communities. WHO

22 Aug 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA ESTIMATE UPDATE

The World Health Organization stressed that staff at the outbreak sites in West Africa see evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak. WHO / FILE

15 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN PRESSER

Speaking to reporters in New York, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the importance for the Iraqi forces not to interfere in the political process in the country, adding  that "the people ofIraq– all the people ofIraq–need security." UNIFEED-UNTV

12 Aug 2014 | Read More »

WHO / PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

 The UN World Health Organization (WHO) declared the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public health emergency, saying: "our collective health security" depends on urgent support for containment in the affected countries. WHO

8 Aug 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / EBOLA

The World Bank pledges (USD) 200 million in emergency funding to  fight Ebola. WORLD BANK / FILE

4 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / FAMINE

The heads of UNICEF and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that children in South Sudan cannot wait any longer before the world takes action. Two UN agencies directors visited camps for displaced in town of Malakal, where they met severely malnourished children and their mothers.  WFP /UNICEF

25 Jul 2014 | Read More »

 

August 2014
M T W T F S S
« Jul    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031