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UN / EBOLA

The head of UNMEER told Security Council the Secretary-General has instructed the Mission to immediately establish a presence in Mali "to support the national efforts to stop the decease where it is now before it spreads further in Mali." UNIFEED-UNTV

21 Nov 2014 | Read More »

MALI / BANBURY

The head of the United Nations (UN) Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury visited Mali today to gain a better understanding of the current situation and response to the Ebola crisis in the country. MINUSMA

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / WORLD TOILET DAY

In an effort to break the silence on open defecation, the UN is highlighting the issue on World Toilet Day on November 19th. The UN says defecating in the open can cause serious health concerns and expose women to sexual violence. UNIFEED-UNTV

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / WATER AND SANITATION

A new World Health Organization's report says global efforts to provide improved water and sanitation for all are gaining momentum, but serious gaps in funding continue to hamper progress. WHO noted that 2.5 billion men, women and children around the world lack access to basic sanitation services. WHO / FILE

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / NUTRITION OBESITY

A UN spokesperson said ministers and top officials from over 170 countries endorsed today  the political Declaration and Framework for Action to tackle hunger and obesity at the Second International Conference on Nutrition that just opened in Rome. UNIFEED-UNTV

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

INDIA / WORLD TOILET DAY ADVANCER

More than half of India's population does not use toilets, creating a sanitation problem throughout the country. Now a campaign encourages people to build, and use, toilets, and already health is improving. WORLD BANK

18 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / BIRD FLU EUROPE

The World Health Organization stated that three countries in Europe had been affected by an avian influenza strain through poultry. A WHO expert said "for the moment in Europe the real challenge will just be to make sure that the outbreaks are under control in those poultry populations that are affected now.” WHO

18 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / DROWNING REPORT

A new WHO report says that more than 40 people lose their lives to drowning every hour, every day.  The World Health Organization puts the global number of drowning deaths a year to 372,000, noting that over half of them are among young people below the age of 25, with the highest rates among children [...]

17 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / MEASLES

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned today that progress towards the elimination of measles has stalled, with the number of deaths from measles increased from an estimated 122,000 in 2012 to 145,700 in 2013. WHO

13 Nov 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA FOOD AID

The World Food Programme (WFP) in Sierra Leone distributes food rations to Ebola survivors when they are discharged from the treatment centers – including the families of people infected with Ebola who are in treatment, deceased, or recovering. According to World Health Organization (WHO) there is some evidence that case incidence is no longer increasing nationally [...]

13 Nov 2014 | Read More »

 

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