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1 Africa risks large meningitis outbreak
( WHO News )

Content by: World Health Organization

International partners call for immediate increase in vaccine production to ward off danger

​28 JULY 2015 | GENEVA -With Africa at risk of a large meningitis outbreak, an acute shortage of meningitis C-containing vaccine threatens to severely limit the world’s ability to minimi...

Created on 2015-07-28 09:30:00
2 An emergency within an emergency: caring for Ebola survivors
( WHO News )

Content by: World Health Organization

7 August 2015 | Freetown -New research shows Ebola survivors most commonly face severe joint pains, eye problems leading to loss of vision in some cases, severe fatigue, headaches, poor concentration, and mental health challenges after recovery from acute Ebola Virus Disease.

Created on 2015-08-07 09:00:00
3 Back women’s movements for a real chance at equality
( SciDev News )
A new language of ‘transformation’ has emerged. The next step is to go beyond rhetoric, says Henrietta Miers.

The development sector’s focus on gender has moved away from the paradigms of the past — now believed to be too t...
Created on 2017-01-30 13:00:00
4 Global health workforce, finances remain low for mental health
( WHO News )

Content by: World Health Organization

14 July 2015 | GENEVA -Worldwide, nearly 1 in 10 people have a mental health disorder, but only 1% of the global health workforce is working in mental health. This means, for example, that nearly half of the world’s population lives in a country where there is less than one psychiatrist pe...

Created on 2015-07-14 00:52:00
5 ICC finds Malian extremist guilty of war crime in destroying historic sites in Timbuktu
( Africa )

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27 September 2016 – The International Criminal Court (ICC) today found a Malian Islamist accused of destroying historical and religious monuments in the fabled city of Timbuktu guilty in the fir...

Created on 2016-09-27 15:43:02
6 Outer space is driver for disaster risk management, sustainable development – UN expert
( Culture, Education )

Content by: UN News Centre

 

22 November 2016 – Space applications related to telecommunications and global navigation can play a vital role in supporting disaster risk reduction, response and recovery efforts, a senior United Nations official said today at the UN forum on ...

Created on 2016-11-22 22:22:05
7 Sierra Leone down to the last chain of Ebola virus transmission
( WHO News )

Content by: World Health Organization

17 August 2015 | Freetown -Use of rapid response teams and strong community involvement in finding Ebola virus disease cases and contacts is yielding results in Sierra Leone. An epidemiological week has now passed with no new Ebola cases for the first time since the beginning of the outbreak...

Created on 2015-08-17 09:00:00
8 Statement on the 6th IHR Emergency Committee meeting regarding the international spread of wild poliovirus
( WHO News )

Content by: World Health Organization

The sixth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of wild poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the Director-General on 4 August 2015.

Created on 2015-08-17 12:01:00
9 The fight to preserve Gaza’s archaeological heritage
( SciDev Videos )
Created on 2015-07-08 14:31:07
10 Vaccine hesitancy: A growing challenge for immunization programmes
( WHO News )

Content by: World Health Organization

18 August 2015 | Geneva -People who delay or refuse vaccines for themselves or their children are presenting a growing challenge for countries seeking to close the immunization gap. Globally, 1 in 5 children still do not receive routine life-saving immunizations, and an estimated 1.5 million...

Created on 2015-08-18 09:00:00
11 WHO calls for urgent action to curb hepatitis
( WHO News )

Content by: World Health Organization

23 JULY 2015 ¦ GENEVA -On World Hepatitis Day (28 July) WHO highlights the urgent need for countries to enhance action to prevent viral hepatitis infection and to ensure that people who have been infected are diagnosed and offered treatment.

Created on 2015-07-23 10:40:00
12 WHO lays out plans for financing new global health goal: to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
( WHO News )

Content by: World Health Organization

10 JULY 2015 ¦ ADDIS ABABA ¦ GENEVA -WHO is urging countries to move towards universal health coverage and to scale up international investment in catalytic development funding. The call comes as world leaders travel to the Third UN Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa to di...

Created on 2015-07-10 08:40:00
13 WHO thanks health workers on World Humanitarian Day 2015
( WHO News )

Content by: World Health Organization

On this 12th World Humanitarian Day, 19 August, WHO is drawing the world’s attention to the contributions and sacrifices of health workers who respond to humanitarian crises.

More than a decade since the first World Humanitarian Day, the demands on emergency responders are unp...

Created on 2015-08-19 07:55:00
14 WHO: People most at risk of HIV are not getting the health services they need
( WHO News )

Content by: World Health Organization

11 July 2014 ¦ Geneva -Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups – men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people – threatens global progress on the HIV response, warns WHO.

Created on 2014-07-11 02:00:00
15 World Humanitarian Day: WHO honours health workers, calls for their protection
( WHO News )

Content by: World Health Organization

14 AUGUST 2015 ¦ GENEVA – Ahead of World Humanitarian Day, WHO is drawing attention to continued attacks on health staff and health facilities. In 2014 alone, WHO received reports of 372 attacks in 32 countries on health workers, resulting in 603 deaths and 958 injuries, while sim...

Created on 2015-08-14 09:00:00
16 World on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine
( WHO News )

Content by: World Health Organization

Geneva ¦ 31 July 2015 -Results from an interim analysis of the Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine trial show that VSV-EBOV (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) is highly effective against Ebola.

Created on 2015-07-31 01:00:00

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