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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.
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.
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/
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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.
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
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
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...
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.
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...
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/
Eleven countries of WHO South-East Asia Region are prone to natural disasters and outbreaks. How are countries investing in prevention, preparedness, response and recovery? Watch a discussion with WHO Regional Director, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Health Minister of Indonesia Dr Nila Farid Moeloek and Dr Phusit Prakongsai, Director of Thailand's Bureau of International Health.
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/
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/