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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
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 the 24th August the World Health Organization was notified of a further outbreak of the Ebola virus which had been detected in an extremely remote area of the Equateur Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The film tells how the first teams coordinated by the Ministry of Health and WHO arrived in the affected area. This outbreak is the country's seventh since the Ebola Zaire virus emerged there in an area bordered by the Ebola River.
This influenza season is notable for the sheer volume of flu that most of the United States is seeing. Reducing the spread of seasonal flu in communities and adjusting to spot shortages in antiviral drugs is crucial. Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/video/phgr/2018/GR_01-16-2018.mp4
As demands to meet emergency health needs increase, the World Health Organization’s new Health Emergencies Programme aims to help countries prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from emergencies quickly, in a more predictable, dependable, and accountable way. Requested and approved by Member States, the new Health Emergencies Programme changes the way WHO does business, expanding from being primarily a technical and normative organization to a fully operational agency in emergencies.
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Influenza is always among the top of the threats of international concern and the only known will-be-a-pandemic pathogen. To handle influenza, global coordinated action is critical – for this a global network GISRS (Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System) created in 1952, before WHO constitution entering into force, is to celebrate its 65th anniversary in 2017! More information: www.who.int/influenza/gip-anniversary/en/ .
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.
Speaker: Jeffrey D. Klausner, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Public Health, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and Fielding School of Public Health Recorded February 9, 2015 Abstract: Infectious diseases are the leading causes of death and disability world wide. HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases are readily identifiable through laboratory tests however strategies to implement testing and realize the benefits of treatment are often lacking. Prof Jeffrey Klausner was a deputy health officer in San Francisco, 1998-2011 and played a key role in increasing access to HIV testing. From 2009-2011 he was Chief of the HIV and TB Branch for the CDC PEPFAR program in South Africa where he helped scale-up testing and treatment services. Currently as Professor of Medicine ...
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.
In this direct to camera TEDx Talk, the UN's Dr David Nabarro explores the lessons learned from the recent Ebola outbreak. David Nabarro (from the United Kingdom) was appointed Senior UN Coordinator on Ebola on 12 August 2014. Subsequently he was appointed Special Envoy on Ebola on 23 September 2014, following the unanimous adoption of General Assembly resolution 69/1 on 19 September 2014, and the adoption of Security Council resolution 2177 (2014) on the Ebola outbreak. Since September 2014 David Nabarro has served as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Ebola, providing strategic and policy direction for the international response. From 2005 to 2014 he was Senior Coordinator for Avian and Pandemic Influenza. From 2011 to 2015 he served as Coordinator of the Movement to Scale Up Nu...
WHO and PAHO are part of an extraordinary humanitarian response to help the people of Haiti. This video highlights health action in the immediate aftermath of this great tragedy. For more information: http://www.paho.org/disasters http://www.who.int/disasters
About the Speech: Dr Mike Ryan discussed the role of the World Health Organisation’s Health Emergencies Programme and how it reacts to crises around the world. Dr Ryan drew on his extensive experience in humanitarian crises such as the Polio outbreak in the Middle East and the Ebola virus in West Africa and discussed the policies and reactions which are best suited to containing these health emergencies. This event was part of the 2017 Development Matters lecture series, which the IIEA is co-hosting with Irish Aid. About the Speaker: Dr Mike Ryan has been at the forefront of managing acute risks to global health for nearly 20 years. He has a track record of leadership and innovation in tackling epidemics and other health emergencies. He was recently appointed Deputy Executive Director ...
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.
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/
The UN's Special Envoy on Ebola says he's made sweeping recommendations to help fortify the World Health Organisation's response to global health emergencies. Dr David Nabarro presented his recommendations Wednesday night. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
The World Health Organization’s cancer agency gave the most definitive response yet today about the relation between meat and cancer. Processed meats - such as bacon, sausages and hot dogs -are “carcinogenic to humans” and were added to their list of class 1 carcinogens, their highest most dangerous category. To put that in perspective, cigarettes, asbestos, and plutonium are also class 1 carcinogens. HHV T-shirts: http://happyhealthyvegan.bigcartel.com Support us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/happyhealthyvegan MUSIC: "Insignificant" by Lovespirals (Ryan & Anji) From the album 'Future Past' Get an autographed CD or digital download at http://lovespirals.bandcamp.com or pick it up on iTunes, Amazon, or CDbaby CONNECT: http://facebook.com/happyhealthyvegan http://instagram.com/happy...
How does trust emerge out of the largest global health crisis of the decade? Dr. Victor Soji Ladele, an accomplished Public Health expert, discovered in crisis the first casualty is trust. Victor has a lifelong history of work with underserved communities and is dedicated to enabling improved health outcomes for the peoples of West & Central Africa. He has supported national and district health programs to build viable, community-centered health models. Including in Health Emergencies humanitarian crises, and active conflict zones. He is an astute and calm manager of people and resources as well as a skilled leader in rapid response operations, in active conflict zones and other high-risk locations. He has served in multiple roles with the Nigerian Government, United Nations and World Hea...
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/
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Panel 1: Zika Response as an Example of Field Epidemiology Intervention Speakers: Dr. Augusto Lopez, Dr. Placido Cardoso, Dr. Angela Hilmers, Dr. Marcio Garcia, Dr. Martha Ospina
With 130 million people in need of humanitarian assistance worldwide and health emergencies at an all-time high, the World Health Organization (WHO) works with partners to support countries facing emergencies such as disease outbreaks, natural or man-made disasters or conflicts. This webcast interviews experts about the health response during emergencies. The show overviews WHO’s new Health Emergency Programme, the international humanitarian laws that govern during conflicts, the status of current outbreaks and the mental and psychosocial support available for the populations affected. Health in emergencies was one of three subjects covered during this year’s World Health +SocialGood - a livestreamed show broadcast live during the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, Ma...
Dr. Margaret Harris, WHO's Ebola Spokesperson, was interviewed on 20th of May during the World Health Assembly 2015, as part of the webcast entitled "World Health +SocialGood". She gives her testimony from various missions she did in the field.
In March 2014, the Ministry of Health of Guinea notified the World Health Organization of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in the south-eastern part of the country. This video was produced in April 2014. The virus rapidly spread to the capital, Conakry, as well as to neighbouring countries, such as Liberia. This is the first Ebola outbreak in West Africa. WHO, along with partners in the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) and other international organizations, responded to requests from countries and deployed doctors and nurses, laboratory technicians, epidemiologists, logisticians, and other support staff to Conakry and other affected locations.