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JRC and WHO join forces to use behavioural insights for public health

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Joint Research Centre and World Health Organization join forces to use behavioural insights for public health JRC and WHO concluded a Collaborative Research Arrangement Geneva, 12 November 2021: The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded a Collaborative Research Arrangement that aims to mainstream …

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Taliban supports the resumption of house-to-house polio vaccination across Afghanistan

House-to-house polio vaccination set to recommence across Afghanistan in November KABUL/AMMAN/KATHMANDU, 18 October 2021 – WHO and UNICEF welcome the decision by the Taliban leadership supporting the resumption of house-to-house polio vaccination across Afghanistan. The vaccination campaign in Afghanistan The vaccination campaign, which begins on November 8, will be the …

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WHO releases a new compendium of innovative health technologies for COVID-19 and other priority diseases

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New Delhi/Geneva. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for innovative health technologies that can help countries improve health outcomes by providing shortcuts to solutions despite a lack of infrastructure and resources. However, many of the new technologies that have come to market are unaffordable or unsuitable for low- and …

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WHO health supplies land in Afghanistan

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Kabul/Cairo, 30 August 2021 – A plane carrying WHO medicines and health supplies landed in Afghanistan today, 30 August, at 12:25 pm local time. The first shipment of medical supplies to Afghanistan since the country came under the control of the Taliban This is the first shipment of medical supplies …

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Amidst Kabul airport blockage, WHO and UNICEF call for assistance to deliver critical health supplies to Afghanistan

Afghan refugees, photo tweeted by Dr. Ramiz Alakbarov UN Secretary General's Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan

KABUL/CAIRO/KATHMANDU,22 August 2021: “As humanitarian needs in Afghanistan increase, the abilities to respond to those needs are rapidly declining. WHO and UNICEF call for immediate and unimpeded access to deliver medicines and other lifesaving supplies to millions of people in need of aid, including 300 000 people displaced in the …

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WHO will stay in Afghanistan

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The people of Afghanistan need support and solidarity today more than ever: Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari 18 August 2021, Cairo, Egypt — After the Taliban’s occupation of Afghanistan, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that it will not leave Afghanistan and will continue to serve as before. Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, …

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Cote d’Ivoire starts Ebola vaccination of frontline workers

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Ebola vaccination in Cote d’Ivoire health workers and first responders in Abidjan Abidjan/Brazzaville, 17 August 2021 – Cote d’Ivoire has launched Ebola vaccination of high-risk populations, including health workers and first responders in Abidjan, where an Ebola outbreak was declared on 14 August. Vaccination with rVSV-ZEBOV Ebola vaccine manufactured by …

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Ten steps to successful breastfeeding: WHO and UNICEF launched BFHI

Ten steps to successful breastfeeding

Ten steps to successful breastfeeding New Delhi, 02nd August 2021. World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) to help motivate facilities providing maternity and newborn services worldwide to implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. The Ten Steps summarize a package …

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Billions of people will lack access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in 2030 unless progress quadruples – warn WHO, UNICEF

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Latest estimates reveal that 3 in 10 people worldwide could not wash their hands with soap and water at home during the COVID-19 pandemic Geneva/New York 1 July 2021. Billions of people around the world will be unable to access safely managed household drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services in …

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