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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.
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 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...
A parody of Robert Mugabe responding to World Health Organisation for the cancellation of his role as the goodwill Ambassador. TumuSiime is a Ugandan comedian that does sketch comedy, parody, satire, sarcasm and social criticism.
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.
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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.
The World Health Organization declared on Friday that the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa constitutes an international health emergency. “This morning I am declaring the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease a public health emergency of international concern. The committee’s decision was unanimous. Its advice to me acknowledges the serious and unusual nature of the outbreak and the potential for further international spread, but also the need for strong international coordination of the response,” WHO director general Dr. Margaret Chan made the announcement at a Geneva press conference. In the worst outbreak in 40 years, the spread of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in West Africa started in Guinea in February, then went to Sierra Leone and Liberia. There have now been 329 cases of Ebo...
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
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/
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
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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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.
Interviewed by the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten(1) August 14, 2015, retired WHO General-Director and Prime Minister of Norway, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland gave her clear and honest response on the hazards of wireless radiation exposure and health effects. Her clear and honest response. "There is no Doubt" Wireless Technology has Health Effects
Anytime a child is paralysed by polio in any country, the World Health Organization moves fast to stop the virus. From gathering information to coordinating vaccination campaigns to delivering two drops of polio vaccine into the mouth of every child, the outbreak response protects children against this paralysing disease. Find out more at www.polioeradication.org.
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/
Health ministers from across West Africa are attending an emergency conference in Ghana to discuss the regional outbreak of Ebola virus disease. The World Health Organization says the highly infectious disease has killed more than 400 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.
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/ .