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1 Aiding Flood Victims in Sierra Leone
( UN Agencies & Departments )

Content by: South-South News

21 August 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — Following the devastating floods and landslides on August 14 in Sierra Leone where more than 400 people were killed and several hundred are still missing, the government and the United Nations resident coordinator have asked now for international relief operations.

Created on 2017-08-21 19:34:24
2 Are E-Cigarettes as Bad as Regular Cigarettes?
( UN Agencies & Departments )

Content by: South-South News

26 August 2014, New York, USA | Brendan Pastor – With the unexpectedly fast growth and intake of E-cigarettes, international health groups and institutions are taking a closer look at the effects of these new products.

Created on 2014-08-26 04:00:00
3 Ebola Burials in DRC
( UN Agencies & Departments )

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23 May 2018, New York, USA | South-South News — In Bolenge cemetery in Mbandaka city, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Congolese Red Cross volunteers are conducting the safe and dignified burial of a patient who may have died of Ebola. Safe and dignified burials are critical to reducing the risk of Ebola spreading within affected com...

Created on 2018-05-23 20:16:11
4 Ebola Declared an International Health Public Emergency by WHO
( UN Agencies & Departments )

Content by: South-South News

8 August 2014, New York, USA | Brendan Pastor – In declaring Ebola an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization has put significant level of both administrative and humanitarian attention on the virus, thus elevating it to a level not often seen in the 21st century.

Created on 2014-08-08 04:00:00
5 Ebola Outbreak in DRC has Ended
( UN Agencies & Departments )

Content by: South-South News

27 July 2018, New York, USA | South-South News — Marking the end of its ninth outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) on July 24 congratulated the country and all those involved in ending the outbreak, while urging them to extend this success to combating other diseases in th...

Created on 2018-07-27 20:12:51
6 Food Safety: It's Everyone's Business!
( UN Development News )

Content by: South-South News

9 April 2015, New York, USA | Brendan Pastor – New technologies and modes of transportation that many have attributed to globalization means that most of our daily interactions are with products that were produced thousands of miles from where they are consumed. Nowhere is this clearer than with food.

Created on 2015-04-10 20:09:28
7 Funerals With Dignity in a Time of Ebola
( UN Agencies & Departments )

Content by: South-South News

10 November 2014, Liberia | Shari Nijman – Everyone deserves to be buried or cremated with dignity when they die. But when infectious disease is rampant, it is often certain burial traditions that cause a large number of infections. In the case of Ebola...

Created on 2014-11-11 00:11:00
8 Gaps in Healthcare Data Bridged with Monitoring Initiative
( UN Reports )

Content by: WHO

25 June 2015, New York, USA | South-South News - In a world with contrasting economies and differing systems of government, a cross-comparative look at universal healthcare is hard to find.

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Created on 2015-06-25 21:29:20
9 Health Workers Fight Ebola Round the Clock
( UN Development News )

Content by: South-South News

11 August 2014 , New York, USA | Shari Nijman - Ebola is now officially an international public health emergency. The World Health Organization, an army of international health NGO's and local health officials are working relentlessly to contain the most ...

Created on 2014-08-11 15:28:27
10 Member States Talk Action on Ebola
( 69th General Assembly Coverage )

Content by: South-South News

23 September 2014, New York, USA | Shari Nijman - In the midsts of the high-level General debate at the United Nations this week, the UN Secretary-General called upon the organization's highest publi...

Created on 2014-09-25 20:08:59
11 New Ebola Outbreak in DRC
( UN Agencies & Departments )

Content by: South-South News

14 May 2018, New York, USA | South-South News — The World Health Organization (WHO) is rapidly scaling up its operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in response to an Ebola outbreak declared in the country. The DRC government declared the Ebola outbreak on May 8 after lab results confirmed two cases of Ebola in Bikoro regio...

Created on 2018-05-14 21:55:00
12 New Ebola Outbreak in DRC
( UN Agencies & Departments )

Content by: South-South News

7 August 2018, New York, USA | South-South News — The World Health Organization (WHO) said on August 3 that protecting people in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the latest Ebola Virus outbreak is going to be “very, very complex”, given the huge logistical challenges and ongoing conflict.

Created on 2018-08-07 16:27:40
13 New UN Panel to Respond to Global Health Crises
( UN Main Bodies )

Content by: South-South News

21 June 2016, New York, USA | South-South News — The increase in the gravity of global health emergencies – such as the emergence and spread of the Ebola and Zika viruses – has led the United Nations to explore new ways to address future challenges. Speaking at the UN on June 20th, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the creation...

Created on 2016-06-21 21:46:43
14 Optimistic Ebola Update
( UN Agencies & Departments )

Content by: South-South News

15 June 2018, New York, USA | South-South News — One month since the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) said they are “cautiously optimistic”, adding that there is still “very tough work to do” and Ebola must never be underestimated.

Created on 2018-06-15 17:00:25
15 Plight of Civilians in Yemen Worsens
( UN Agencies & Departments )

Content by: South-South News

10 February 2017, New York, USA | South-South News —UN agencies are warning that a humanitarian catastrophe looms in Yemen, as the conditions in the country deteriorate due to heavy fighting.

Created on 2017-02-10 22:47:04
16 Progress Against Measles has Stalled says WHO
( Global Compact News )

Content by: South-South News

18 November 2014, New York, USA | Shari Nijman - The world WAS on its way to eliminate measles, but the World Health Organization is now warning that progress has come to a halt.

Created on 2014-11-18 23:13:07
17 Progress in Finding a Zika Vaccine
( UN Development News )

Content by: South-South News

3 Feburary 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — One year since the declaration the Public Health Emergency of International Concern for Zika virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said “good progress has been made” in developing a vaccine.

Created on 2017-02-03 22:13:11
18 Suicides Occur Once Every Forty Seconds
( UN Reports )

Content by: World Health Organization

4 September 2014, New York, USA | South-South News – An estimated 800,000 people died from suicide in 2012, the World Health Organization finds in its latest report.

Created on 2014-09-04 22:04:35
19 Testing an Ebola Vaccine
( UN Development News )

Content by: South-South News

27 December 2016, New York, USA | South-South News — An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to results published in the British medical journal, The Lancet. The vaccine is the first to prevent infection from one of the most lethal known pathogens, and the finding...

Created on 2016-12-27 19:49:42
20 Thailand Eliminates Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission
( UN Development News )

Content by: South-South News

13 June 2016, New York, USA | South-South News — The World Health Organization has confirmed that Thailand has eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, becoming the first country in the Asia and the Pacific region -and also the first with a large HIV epidemic - to ensure an AIDS-free generation.

Created on 2016-06-13 16:52:59

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