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The head of the World Health Organization has said the institution will be judged "by history" on its response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. There has been widespread criticism of the global response to the crisis, with accusations that poor coordination between institutions has cost precious time and resources. Henry Ridgwell reports from London. Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/2528506.html
One in three women throughout the world will experience physical and/or sexual violence by a partner or sexual violence by a non-partner. This violence has a wide range of short- and long-term health consequences. The health system is a place where women who have experienced violence can go to in order to receive services and support for their physical and mental health needs.
WHO's Early Warning and Response System (known as EWARS) helps to detect disease outbreaks in emergency settings, such as in countries in conflict or following a natural disaster. An effective disease surveillance system is essential to detecting disease outbreaks quickly before they spread, cost lives and become difficult to control. This video shows how the system works and its important role in emergency response. More for information: http://who.int/emergencies/kits/ewars/en/
On August 24, 2014, in the face of extensive news reporting on Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified about an additional outbreak of EVD in a remote area of the Equateur province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — the seventh outbreak there since the virus was first identified in an area bordered by the Ebola River. In this video, the first health teams, coordinated by the Ministry of Health and the WHO, arrive in the affected area and begin the project of testing villagers for suspected infection, persuading those who test positive to come to newly constructed treatment centers, educating the population on how to prevent infection, and assuaging the fears that surround this disease. See the NEJM Original Article: http://www.ne...
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The humanitarian health response to Pakistan's flood crisis stretches the entire country, with focus on communicable disease control, provision of primary health care, including reproductive services, and resumption of damaged and affected health facilities. WHO is coordinating the Health Cluster response and working closely with UN agencies and humanitarian organizations in related sectors, including food, nutrition and water and sanitation. For more information: http://www.whopak.org/idps/index.asp http://www.who.int/hac/crises/pak/en/index.html
Thanks to the preparations Nepal’s government had made with support from WHO and its partners, when the earthquake struck on 25 April, health services kept functioning in many areas that had been affected. But the country still has great needs – including facing the threat of communicable disease outbreaks and avalanches – and requires continued international support. More information: http://www.who.int/emergencies/nepal/en
A panel of three experts were interviewed about health support in crisis: Elizabeth Hoff, WHO Representative in Syria. Michelle Gayer, WHO's Acting Director of Emergency Risk Management and Response. Karim M.Aabdel Tawab, Medical Student & Youth Advocate from Egypt. Their discussion happened on 19th of May during the World Health Assembly 2015, as part of the webcast entitled "World Health +SocialGood".
On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day 2015 Egypt has been chosen by the World Health Organization to host the ceremonial event. Follow us through this clip to find out about the challenges of the high burden of viral hepatitis C in Egypt, and learn about the comprehensive response the country has taken, in collaboration with health partners. Egypt has reduced prevalence of hepatitis C through a range of measures underscoring the importance and positive impact of treatment and prevention efforts. See for yourself how the main components of the country's "Plan of Action for Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (2014-2018)" are designed to lead Egypt towards the goal of a hepatitis-free future.
Module 3 outlines the international response framework, including the set up and mandate of UNMEER (United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response), the four pillars of EVD Response and the WHO Ebola response roadmap. The Ebola portal on WHO’s web site has information, resources and tools that all deployees will find useful. http://apps.who.int/ebola/our-work/training For Ebola updates, situation reports and data by country, visit: http://apps.who.int/ebola/
During this year's World Health Assembly, WHO in collaboration with the UN Foundation, is producing three live shows featuring public health experts. This show from the 26th of May, is the final show for this year. It focusses on: threats to human health: changing climate and health, antimicrobial resistance and noncommunicable diseases. More information on the Assembly: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/2017/wha70/en/
The World Health Organization will convene an emergency committee next week on the Zika virus outbreak to discuss an international response to an outbreak of the disease - amid concerns it may be linked to rare birth defects. VOA's Jeff Custer reports from Washington. Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/who-seeks-world-wide-response-to-zika-outbreak/3166769.html
With Haiti's health system hit hard by its earthquake, quickly delivering and coordinating life-saving care is an immediate priority. At least eight health facilities have been damaged or destroyed. Many people are unaccounted for underneath rubble, a large number of survivors suffer from severe trauma injuries. Dr Eric Laroche, WHO's Assistant Director-General for Health Action in Crises updates on the situation.
Less than two hours after a devastating earthquake hit last month, WHO’s South-East Asia Regional Director, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, spoke to Nepal’s Minister of Health and Population to assess how the Organization could best help respond to the country’s urgent medical needs. From financial assistance, essential medicines and supplies to immunization, psychosocial support and disease surveillance, Dr Khetrapal Singh outlines just some examples of the role WHO plays in emergencies. For more information: http://www.searo.who.int/en/ http://www.who.int/emergencies/nepal/en/