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WHO / HEPATITIS C GUIDELINES

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people and results in 350,000 to 500,000 deaths a year. WHO/FILE

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA UPDATE

The World Health Organization said that it will take a few months to contain the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. WHO experts are describing the outbreak in this region as the most challenging they have ever seen. WHO / RECENT

8 Apr 2014 | Read More »

WHO / WORLD HEALTH DAY ADVANCER

On World Health Day (7 April) the World Health Organization (WHO) is highlighting the serious and increasing threat of vector-borne diseases, with the slogan "Small bite, big threat". WHO / FILE

4 Apr 2014 | Read More »

MYANMAR / FUNDING

World Bank president Jim Yonk Kim visited Myanmar for the first time, where he announced plans for US$2 billion multi-year development program. The majority of Myanmar's poorest citizens don't have access to basic services such as healthcare and electricity. World Bank

27 Jan 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / MEASLES

UNICEF reported that a measles outbreak among Internally Displaced People’s camps in South Sudan resulted in health partners conducting a second campaign against the disease in different parts of the country. UNMISS

23 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UN / WORLD TOILET DAY WRAP

With its first official observance of World Toilet Day, the United Nations today (19 November) called on the international community to help break taboos around toilets, which are still out of reach to more than one-third of the global population, and make sanitation a global development priority. UNTV

19 Nov 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / HUMANITARIAN APPEAL

The Government of South Sudan and aid agencies launched a US$1.1 billion humanitarian appeal for the 2014-2016 period in order to meet the needs of the most vulnerable 3.1 million people across the country in 2014. UNMISS

14 Nov 2013 | Read More »

NEPAL/ OPEN DEFECATION FREE

Chitwan district in Nepal celebrated becoming one of the first areas in the country to be declared 'Open Defecation Free', inching the entire country closer to its national goal by 2017. Open defecation is a major problem in Nepal. According UNICEF, only about 46 percent of Nepalese have latrines in their homes – and in [...]

2 Nov 2013 | Read More »

BANGLADESH / CLEAN WATER

UNICEF and partners are installing rain water collection and storage systems to provide a clean, safe alternative to the water in Bangladeshthat, for much of the year, cannot be drunk, or even used for crops. UNICEF

31 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA POLIO

A large scale vaccination campaign is underway in Syria, led by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), following reports of an outbreak of polio in the country. CH UNTV

25 Oct 2013 | Read More »

 

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