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Wild polio and vaccine derived polio in Nigeria

By |October 6th, 2016|

Wild polio virus (WPV1) outbreak
After more than two years without the detection of wild polio in Nigeria, the Government reported three laboratory confirmed wild poliovirus type one (WPV1) cases with onset between July and August 2016.
All three cases were detected from Borno State, in children between 2 and 5 years of age. Two of them […]

Rift Valley fever in Niger

By |September 29th, 2016|

On 30 August 2016, WHO received reports about unexplained deaths among humans, along with death and abortion in livestock in the North Western parts of Niger, and the areas bordering Mali.
From 2 August to 22 September 2016, 64 human cases including 23 deaths have been reported in Tchintabaraden health district in Tahoua region. The area […]

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

By |September 21st, 2016|

Between 23 August and 11 September 2016 the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported five (5) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
Details of the cases
A 55-year-old, national, male, living in Arar city, Northern Border region. He developed symptoms on 3 September and was admitted to hospital on 8 September. The patient, […]

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Austria

By |September 20th, 2016|

On 8 September 2016 the National IHR Focal Point for Austria notified WHO of a laboratory confirmed case of Middle-East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. This is the second case of MERS-CoV in Austria. (The first MERS-CoV case in Austria was notified on 30 September 2014).
Details of the case reported are as follows
The patient is […]

Challenges and hope in delivering health in South Sudan

By |May 17th, 2016|

In South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) supports the Ministry of Health and works with 67 Health Cluster partners to provide health services within a country disrupted by conflict. Since December 2013, conflict has displaced some 2.3 million people, including 1.6 million internally displaced persons.
“South Sudan is a country that is affected by complex […]

Stop the violence. Protect health care

By |November 4th, 2015|

In the last few months, a number of attacks against health-care workers, medical transports and facilities have taken place in several countries, like Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen to mention a few. These incidents are taking place in countries with fragile health-care systems that are already struggling to treat the numbers of people affected by the […]

WHO deplores bombing of MSF clinic in Kunduz

By |October 3rd, 2015|

WHO deplores the bombing of a clinic run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in Kunduz, Afghanistan, and extends its sincere condolences to the families and colleagues of those killed and injured. This represents a major loss for MSF and the affected community, to whom WHO offers its sympathy and support – and a serious challenge to […]

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

By |September 25th, 2015|

WHO welcomes the launch of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and commits to work with partners around the world to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Building on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the SDG agenda demonstrates unprecedented scope and ambition. Poverty eradication, health, education, and food security and nutrition remain priorities, but the […]

Statement on the situation in Yemen

By |May 27th, 2015|

The conflict in Yemen is entering its 10th week and the numbers of dead and injured continue to grow. As always in conflict, it is innocent civilians that pay the highest price. Almost 2000 people have been killed and 8000 injured so far, including hundreds of women and children.
The shelters housing internally displaced persons are […]

Provide Dental Care and Education in Jerusalem: Meet Jacob Bagley !

By |March 6th, 2015|

It has been Elmer dentist’s job to travel to Jerusalem to provide education and dental care to children. This started in the late 1980s and Dr. Jacob Bagley has always been at the forefront travelling to Jerusalem to volunteer his services and help the young.

Bagley traveled during the first two weeks of January to overseas. […]