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Diphtheria is spreading fast in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Wed, 2017-12-06 12:30
Diphtheria is spreading fast in Cox’s Bazar

Improving the lives of people with disability – the role of data

Sat, 2017-12-02 22:30
Gloria Cerón knows disability is an important issue all over the world, particularly in her own country of Chile.

But through a WHO-backed initiative, she and her colleagues at Chile’s National Disability Service have developed up-to-date information on disability in her Latin American nation, and are using this to strengthen services for people who need them.

United Nations leaders call on the Saudi-led coalition to fully lift blockade of Yemeni Red Sea ports

Sat, 2017-12-02 08:00
The partial lifting of the blockade of Yemen’s Red Sea ports by the Saudi-led coalition in recent days is allowing humanitarian organizations to resume the provision of life-saving assistance to people in desperate need. Given the massive scale of Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, however, all this does is slow the collapse towards a massive humanitarian tragedy costing millions of lives. It does not prevent it. Without the urgent resumption of commercial imports, especially food, fuel and medicines, millions of children, women and men risk mass hunger, disease and death.

Ongoing commercial import restrictions have led to shortages of fuel, food and other essentials, driving up prices and devastating lives and livelihoods. The price of wheat flour has risen by 30 per cent, while the price of fuel has doubled and that of trucked water has skyrocketed by 600 per cent in some locations.

1.4 million vaccines from global stockpile support yellow fever control in Nigeria

Fri, 2017-12-01 09:30
The International Coordinating Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for yellow fever has provided 1.4 million vaccine doses for an immunization campaign that starts on Saturday (2 December) to help control an ongoing yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria.

World AIDS Day 2017

Thu, 2017-11-30 19:00
Statement by Dr Tedros for World AIDS Day, 1 December 2017