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WHO / CUBA EBOLA

WHO welcomes the commitment from the Government of Cuba to provide 165 health professionals to support Ebola care inWest Africa.  The newly announced support includes physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, specialists in infection control, intensive care specialists and social mobilization officers, and will be concentrated in Sierra Leone. WHO

12 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LIBERIA / LADSOUS EBOLA

The head of peacekeeping operations Hervé Ladsous was in Liberia to assess how UN peacekeepers (UNMIL) can support the fight against Ebola. UNMIL

11 Sep 2014 | Read More »

IMF / EBOLA

The IMF said Thursday that the impact of the Ebola outbreak will cut growth in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, raising their financing needs to $100-130 million each. IMF

11 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / LIBERIA EBOLA

The UN special representative for Liberia Karin Landgren warned that the Ebola crisis has become complex, with political, security, economic and social implications that will continue to affect the country well beyond the current medical emergency. UNIFEED-UNTV

9 Sep 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA EXPERTS MEETING

The World Health Organization (WHO) brought together key experts Thursday to discuss experimental therapies and vaccines with potential to treat or prevent Ebola virus disease. WHO

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

WHO / SUICIDE

The World Health Organization is calling for coordinated action to reduce suicides worldwide. More than 800,000 people are dying each year as a result of suicide – around one person every 40 seconds and there are many more people who attempt it. WHO

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA EBOLA CHILDREN

UNICEF said health services in some West African countries are at a standstill as a result of the Ebola epidemic in the region and that more pregnant women and children are at risk of dying from preventable illnesses. UNTV CH

2 Sep 2014 | Read More »

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 »

 

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