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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
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
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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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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/
WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says that intensified actions and investments are needed to accelerate the response to tuberculosis (TB) and reach all affected people with prevention and care. TB is the world’s biggest infectious killer, killing five thousand people every day. On 16-17 November, Ministers of Health and other sectors will come together in Moscow, where they will be joined by UN agencies, civil society, partners, the private sector, philanthropies, academia and donors, to ramp up the TB response and accelerate efforts to reach the end TB targets set as part of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda and the WHO End TB Strategy. More information: www.who.int/conferences/tb-global-ministerial-conference/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".
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.
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.
World Health Organisation established the Public Health Emergency Operations Centre Network (EOC-NET) to promote best practice and standards, to support PHEOC capacity building, and to strengthen the coordination and collaboration among EOCs and response partners for more effective response to public health risks and emergencies. For more information: www.who.int/ihr/eoc_net/en
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/ .
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...
In response to huge population movements in the last year, WHO has ramped up health support to camps in north-eastern Syria, including at this stationary clinic in Ain Issa Camp in Raqqa governorate, which hosts 18,000 displaced Syrians.
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 ...
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
After the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, the challenge for the global community is to look for improvements that leave the world better prepared for the next inevitable outbreak, says Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO). The WHO is reviewing the International Health Regulations (2005) in response to the Ebola outbreak after universal agreement that the international response to the outbreak was inadequate.
Module 5.1 introduces the WHO organizational framework and the international agreements for emergency health response. It contains information about WHO’s mandate, functions and priorities, how WHO is working in the countries, as well as how the Organization works in health emergencies. 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 world health organization has published a report showing that meat causes cancer. i share my thoughts on the matter :)
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