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Personal protective equipment in the context of filovirus disease outbreak response (October 2014)

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WHO updates personal protective equipment guidelines for Ebola response

31 OCTOBER 2014 ¦ GENEVA - As part of WHO’s commitment to safety and protection of healthcare workers and patients from transmission of Ebola virus disease, WHO has conducted a formal review of personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for healthcare workers and is updating its guidelines in context of the current outbreak.

About the PPE guidelines

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Personal Protective Equipment in the Context of Filovirus Disease Outbreak Response Rapid advice guideline, October 2014

WHO Updates Personal Protective Equipment Guidelines for Ebola response

31 October 2014 ¦ GENEVA As part of the World Health Organization’s commitment to safety and protection of healthcare workers and patients from transmission of Ebola virus disease, WHO has conducted a formal review of personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for healthcare workers and is updating its guidelines in context of the current outbreak.

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Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER), 24 October 2014, vol. 89, 43 (pp. 465–492) [EN/FR]

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465 Human papillomavirus vaccines: WHO position paper, October 2014

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465 Vaccins contre le papillomavirus humain: note de synthèse de l’OMS, octobre 2014

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Calling Migration a Human Rights Issue, Delegates Urge States to Consider Migrants as ‘Key’ to Development, Third Committee Hears

GA/SHC/4114
Sixty-ninth session,
35th & 36th Meetings (AM & PM)
General Assembly
Meetings Coverage

Concluding General Debate on Human Rights, Delegates Raise Concerns about ‘Politicized’ Resolutions Targeting Specific Countries

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New e-learning module for health-care professionals

Geneva (ICRC) – A new e-learning module, specifically designed to help health-care personnel understand the effects of violence on health care, their own rights and responsibilities and ethical dilemmas they may face in armed conflicts and other emergencies, was unveiled by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today.

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In Kenya, UN chief kicks off global media campaign to end female genital mutilation

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UN News Service

30 October 2014 – The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) must come to a quick end and the global media can play a critical role in making that happen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed today during his visit to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

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Ebola – what must we learn?

Camilla Toulmin
30 October 2014

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is launching an unprecedented appeal in response to the Ebola crisis, but what lessons must we learn if we are to effectively and equitably tackle future shocks of this scale?

We live in one world but people face wildly different outcomes depending on their means, and the capacity of their country and government to meet both regular and unexpected demands.

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Boletín Humanitario América Latina y el Caribe Volumen 19 | Julio - Septiembre 2014

DESTACADOS

 Los desastres ocurridos en el segundo trimestre (julio-septiembre) afectaron a 2.3 millones de personas.

  • La sequía mantiene en riesgo por inseguridad alimentaria a más de 1.7 millones de personas. Los países más afectados son Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador y Nicaragua.

  • Unos 68,500 niños, niñas y adolescentes migrantes no acompañados han sido detenidos en EEUU de octubre 2013 a septiembre 2014.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Latin America and Caribbean Volume 19 | July - September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Disasters between July and September affected 2.3 million people.

  • Drought exacerbates the risk of food insecurity for 1.7 million people. The most affected countries are Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

  • About 68,500 unaccompanied children have been arrested in the US from October 2013 to September 2014.

  • Humanitarian partners continue to show interest in participating in consultations ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit (Turkey, 2016).

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Boite à image: prévention de la maladie à virus Ebola

INSTRUCTIONS À L’ATTENTION DE L’ANIMATEUR

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Additional support for life-saving vaccines

Today I announce that the Australian Government will provide an additional $50 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, our key global partner in delivering vaccines to children in developing countries.

The $50 million pledge for this year brings Australia’s commitment to Gavi to $250 million over five years.

Australia’s support for Gavi helps save millions of lives in the world’s poorest countries by providing vaccines to combat preventable diseases. Since 2000, Gavi vaccines have immunised 440 million children in developing countries, giving them a healthy start in life.

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In Presidential Statement, Security Council Urges States to Bolster Protection, Empowerment of Displaced Women, Girls

SC/11617
7289th Meeting (AM & PM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

During Day-Long Debate, Over 70 Speakers Take Stock of Progress, Recommending Targeted Solutions to Stem Threats from Violent Extremism

The Security Council today urged States, other parties to conflicts and the United Nations system to step up measures to protect and empower displaced women and girls and those facing threats of violent extremism, ahead of a day-long debate on women, peace and security.

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L’OMS se félicite de l’approbation par Swissmedic de l’essai d’un vaccin anti-Ebola à l’hôpital universitaire de Lausanne

L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) se félicite de l’approbation par Swissmedic, l’Autorité de réglementation suisse pour les produits thérapeutiques, d’un essai portant sur un vaccin expérimental contre le virus Ebola, à l’hôpital universitaire de Lausanne (CHUV). Il s’agit de la dernière étape vers la mise à disposition de vaccins anti-Ebola sûrs et efficaces en vue de leur mise à l’épreuve et de leur utilisation dans les délais les plus brefs possibles.

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Humanitarian Aid on the Move No.14 - October 2014

Editorial

François Grünewald

Syria, Iraq, Ebola, Gaza, Mali – there has been a huge increase in the number of tragic crises in recent months… The humanitarian sector is under enormous pressure. This litany of tragedies is further cause for us to focus on the quality of assistance and protection operations for civilians. It also raises questions about the capacity and role of a sector which remains vital, but is increasingly in danger.

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Investing in health systems for universal health coverage in Africa

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BioMed Central

BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014, 14:28 doi:10.1186/s12914-014-0028-5

Published: 28 October 2014

Abstract (provisional)

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The “empty void” is a crowded space: health service provision at the margins of fragile and conflict affected states

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BioMed Central

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Background: Definitions of fragile states focus on state willingness and capacity to ensure security and provide essential services, including health. Conventional analyses and subsequent policies that focus on state-delivered essential services miss many developments in severely disrupted healthcare arenas. The research seeks to gain insights about the large sections of the health field left to evolve spontaneously by the absent or diminished state.

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Ebola Tests Regional Cooperation in West Africa

On October 23, the West African nation of Mali announced its first case of Ebola—a two-year-old girl, who tragically died the following day. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers the case an emergency because the girl’s journey from Guinea to Mali “presented multiple opportunities for exposures—including high-risk exposures—involving many people.” Malian authorities are currently monitoring 43 people, including ten medical workers, for symptoms of the virus.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 22–28 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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WHO welcomes Swissmedic approval of Ebola vaccine trial at Lausanne University Hospital

Statement WHO/18

28 October 2014

GENEVA: 28 October 2014: The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the approval by Swissmedic, the Swiss regulatory authority for therapeutic products, for a trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV). This marks the latest step towards bringing safe and effective Ebola vaccines for testing and implementation as quickly as possible.

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Informe mundial sobre desastres 2014 - Cultura y riesgo

Análisis global se concentró en influencia de la cultura en la manera en que las comunidades enfrentan grandes siniestros.

Este año, el documento centró su atención en el efecto de la cultura sobre la población y su relación con los desastres. Determinándose además, entre otros avances, una disminución importante a nivel global en la cantidad de afectados por éstos.

El más completo reporte sobre la situación de las catástrofes en el mundo, conocido como el Informe Mundial sobre Desastres 2014 de Cruz Roja, está disponible en español en nuestro sitio web.