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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
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/
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.
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.
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/
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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.
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
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.
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".
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. Please see below direct links to specific topics. More information on the Assembly: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/2017/wha70/en/ Direct links to specific topics: 1. Health response during emergencies - Dr Matshidiso Moeti, Dr Roderico Ofrin: https://youtu.be/ff5hVFXwDcM?t=48s 2. Climate Change and Air Pollution - Dr Maria Neira, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh: https://youtu.be/ff5hVFXwDcM?t=13m58s 3. Anti-microbial Resistance - Dr Marc Sprenger, J...
Dr Santino Severoni, the coordinator of Public Health and Migration for WHO Regional Office for Europ, describes why and how WHO developed the first toolkit on health and migration, how it works, what type of health problems it addresses and what difference it can make to the health response of countries on the frontline of migration, and to the people.
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
A short video describing the World Health Organization's JW Lee Centre for Strategic Health Operations (SHOC) The SHOC is the nerve centre of WHO's global epidemic response providing a single point of coordination for response to acute public health crises including infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters and chemical emergencies. It is the hub of alert and response operations, combining the latest in information and communications technologies to support field operations and facilitate collaboration with Member States and technical partners in external networks such as the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) More information: http://www.who.int/csr/alertresponse/shoc/en/
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...
At the annual ISNTD Bites conference on vector-borne diseases & vector control, Dr. Anna Drexler from the WHO speaks about the current reposnse to zika outbreaks and the tools and collaborations which have been developed to address this public health threat. Recorded as part of the Zika Workshop at ISNTD Bites 2017 on July 19th at the Institute of Child Health, London.
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
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/
Dr Nestor NDAYIMIRIJE, WHO Representative in Liberia, speaks about the Ebola outbreak here and in neighbouring countries, and WHO’s effort to support the response. Photographs taken in July 2014 in this area illustrate his statement (Photo credits: WHO and Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare).
Here is my unedited response to the Press Release that the WHO released on October 26, 2015 about the effect of meats and processed meats. I did this to clear up a lot of misconceptions that people have about what was actually said in the report. Sorry for the video quality but I wanted to use my webcam so I could read directly from the statements they made. Original World Health Organization Press Release http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2015/pdfs/pr240_E.pdf World Health Organization Follow-up Statement http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2015/processed-meat-cancer/en/ World Health Organization Q&A http://www.who.int/features/qa/cancer-red-meat/en/ SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/c/Musclebuildingfoodshqcom?sub_confirmation=1 FREE EBOOK: "12 Biggest Mistakes Whe...