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2014-03-30
On the tropical, volcanic island of Tanna, in the southernmost province of the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu, the people proudly guard their traditional tribal lifestyle, resisting modern inventions and influences. Until July 2013, however, this idyllic setting was marred by a highly contagious disease that, in many communities, infected...
2014-03-30
Place: FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy Date: 19–21 November 2014 The aim of ICN2 is to create consensus on how to address major nutrition challenges—including undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overweight—with a view to achieving the global nutrition targets by 2025 set by the World Health Assembly. Key goals A key...
2014-03-30
More than 2500 people have been injured in the ongoing crisis in South Sudan. WHO is working with partners on the ground to ensure they get the medical care and supplies they need. As leader of the humanitarian health cluster, WHO supports the evacuation of wounded patients to hospitals where specialist care is...
2014-03-30
Psychological first aid in emergencies, a WHO-recommended approach, is helping children who are suffering after the crisis. In many places affected by Typhoon Haiyan, children are returning to their schools to seek normalcy and comfort. Eleven-year-old Marie Catherina Al Gado Jangson walks out...
2014-03-30
The HINARI Access to Research in Health programme enables low- and middle-income countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health recently celebrated 10 years of membership in the programme. Access to up-to-date information As Director-General of Sudan’...
2014-03-30
Each year, nearly 1.4 million people worldwide lose their lives to violence. For every person who dies as a result of violence, many more are injured and suffer from a range of physical, sexual, reproductive and mental health problems. Violence places a massive burden on national economies, costing countries billions of US dollars...

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