Tag: world health organization

China’s smoggiest city closes schools amid public anger

China’s smoggiest city closes schools amid public anger

China’s smoggiest city closed schools Wednesday as much of the country suffered its sixth day under an oppressive haze, sparking public anger about the slow response to the threat to children’s health. Since Friday a choking miasma has covered a large swathe of northeastern China, leaving more than 460 million gasping for breath. Shijiazhuang, the […]

December 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
All hospitals in eastern Aleppo out of action after bombardments

All hospitals in eastern Aleppo out of action after bombardments

All hospitals in Syria’s besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo are out of service after days of heavy air strikes, its health directorate and the World Health Organization (WHO) said, though a war monitor said some were still functioning. White House national security adviser Susan Rice said the United States condemned “in the strongest terms” the latest […]

November 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Airstrikes in Syria’s besieged Aleppo kill more than 20

Airstrikes in Syria’s besieged Aleppo kill more than 20

Airstrikes pounded rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Thursday, killing more than 20 people and hitting a water pumping station on the third day of a renewed air campaign on the besieged territory, Syrian activists and rescue workers said. The Russian military meanwhile said airstrikes in the rebel-held province of Idlib earlier this week killed at least […]

November 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Raids hit 2 largest hospitals in rebel-held Aleppo

Raids hit 2 largest hospitals in rebel-held Aleppo

Sep 28, – President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and his ally Moscow have carried out a barrage of air strikes on opposition-controlled eastern Aleppo since Syria’s regime announced a bid last week to retake all of the divided city. An air strike and artillery fire hit the two largest hospitals in rebel-held parts of Syria’s Aleppo […]

September 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Nigeria’s urgent polio vaccination drive targets 25 million

Nigeria’s urgent polio vaccination drive targets 25 million

Sep 04, – Two toddlers discovered last month were Nigeria’s first reported polio cases in more than two years, putting the world on alert just months after the African continent was declared free of the disease. An emergency polio vaccination campaign aimed at reaching 25 million children this year has begun in parts of Nigeria […]

September 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
UN bungles response to Africa’s yellow fever outbreak

UN bungles response to Africa’s yellow fever outbreak

Aug 05, – This lack of oversight and mismanagement has undermined control of the outbreak in Central Africa, the worst yellow fever epidemic in decades, an Associated Press investigation has found. The World Health Organization and its partners shipped more than 6 million yellow fever vaccines to Angola in February to quash an emerging epidemic, […]

August 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
US strike kills 40 Qaeda militants at Yemen camp

US strike kills 40 Qaeda militants at Yemen camp

Mar 23, – The extremists have exploited a security vacuum in the Arabian Peninsula nation since Iran-backed Huthi Shiite rebels seized the capital in September 2014, forcing the internationally recognised government to flee. A US air strike on an Al-Qaeda training camp in Yemen has killed at least 40 fighters in a major blow to […]

March 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
At least 17 deadly swine flu cases reported in Russia

At least 17 deadly swine flu cases reported in Russia

Jan 19, – “Five people have died from the H1N1 virus in Saint Petersburg,” the spokeswoman for local health authorities, Maria Khitarishvili, told AFP on Tuesday. “Identification procedures for three other flu-related deaths have yet to be completed.” At least 17 people have died of swine flu in Russia since last month, according to AFP […]

January 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sierra Leone enforces curfew as Ebola virus resurfaces in north west

Sierra Leone enforces curfew as Ebola virus resurfaces in north west

Jun 13, – Sierra Leone’s president has announced a three-week curfew in an effort to curb a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus. Sierra Leone has enforced a curfew in the face of renewed outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus in the north west of the country. The government has extended the state of emergency. […]

June 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
UN says it will try to identify all Ebola cases by June

UN says it will try to identify all Ebola cases by June

Apr 28, – In a new Ebola plan released on Tuesday, the U.N. health agency said it hopes to limit transmission of the virus to the coastal areas of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone before the rainy season begins, normally in April or May. The World Health Organization says it aims to identify and isolate […]

April 28, 2015 | By | Reply More