7 July 2015 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed the report issued today by a panel of experts tasked to look into the agency’s response to the unprecedented 2014 Ebola outbreak, which said that WHO needs… Read more
EbolaWHO incapable of effective response to Ebola outbreak-like health crises
Published 8 July 2015
The World Health Organization (WHO) does not have the capacity and internal culture to launch and manage an effective response to an epidemic such as the… Read more
6 July 2015 – Use of oral vaccines is proving to be an effective tool to control outbreaks of cholera, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today, adding that the deadly water-borne disease is a major public health… Read more
6 Jul 2015
Providing clean water and sanitation along with vaccination is key to preventing cholera outbreaks, WHO says. Photo: UNHCR/B. Loyseau
Efforts to bring cholera deaths down to zero have been stepped up amid news that disease… Read more
Experts call for more rights based, evidence informed drug control policiesJul 2, 2015Evidence shared at the two-day consultation revealed that drug laws, policies and enforcement activities intersect with, and have consequences for, a broad spectrum of human… Read more
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QUESTION: Thank you.
MR KIRBY: For what?
QUESTION: Earlier briefing. (Laughter.)
MR KIRBY: Yeah. I got the memo yesterday. I’m happy to oblige. And thanks, everybody.
A couple of things at the top and then we’ll get… Read more
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2 July 2015 – Over 30 representatives from ten OSCE participating States of the South-Eastern European region and experts from nine international and regional organizations are meeting on 2 and 3 July in Sarajevo to discuss… Read more
Following the recent outbreak of avian flu in Cote d’Ivoire, the IAEA – through its partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – is helping West African countries in the early and accurate detection of… Read more
30 June 2015 – United Nations agencies tracking access to water and sanitation targets against the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) warned today that the lack of progress on sanitation threatens to undermine the child survival and health benefits from gains… Read more
ASTANA, Kazakhstan, 30 June 2015 – The two-day Central and South Asia Regional Conference on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) as a follow-on to the CVE Summit held in Washington D.C., in February 2015 concluded its work today in Astana, Kazakhstan.… Read more