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01 Jun 2016 description



It is estimated that more than two-thirds of the population in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) must leave their home to collect water, putting them at risk for a variety of negative health outcomes. There is little research, however, quantifying who is most affected by long water collection times.


07 Oct 2009 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 7 October 2009 (IRIN) - Cholera is not only linked to climate change, it also has an El Niño angle.

07 May 2009 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 7 May 2009 (IRIN) - World Bank researchers have crunched population, economic, and elevation maps to analyse which countries are most at risk from storm surges, assuming a one metre rise in sea level (due to climate change).

An April 2009 report, Sea-Level Rise and Storm Surges - A Comparative Analysis of Impacts in Developing Countries, reveals "very heavy potential losses.

15 Apr 2009 description

Author: Nadia McGill

SILVER SPRING, Md. -The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is partnering with Odyssey Networks and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation to reduce malaria-related deaths in Africa through "BedNets Now! 14 Days-42,000 Lives," a 14-day campaign launched on April 13.

BedNets Now!, which is being spearheaded by Odyssey Networks, is expected to raise awareness about malaria, which kills at least one million people every year globally.

06 Apr 2009 description

A recent meeting of bishops and United Methodist health care leaders in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, has led to major capacity-building efforts throughout the Central Conferences in Africa through the assistance and support of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

12 Mar 2009 description
report BioMed Central

Abstract (provisional)


Health facility assessments are being increasingly used to measure and monitor indicators of health workforce performance, but the global evidence base remains weak. Partly this is due to the wide variability in assessment methods and tools, hampering comparability across and within countries and over time. The World Health Organization coordinated a series of facility-based surveys using a common approach in six countries: Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Jamaica, Mozambique, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

07 Apr 2008 description
report UN News Service

The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today called on donors to respond to the agency's appeal for additional funds to deliver lifesaving assistance, warning that the global surge in food prices could lead to further tensions such as those witnessed recently in Haiti and other countries.

'What we see in Haiti is what we're seeing in many of our operations around the world - rising prices that mean less food for the hungry.

22 Jul 2005 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixtieth session
Item 99 (e) of the provisional agenda*

08 Apr 2004 description

CCA Guidance for May - June - July at One Month Lead
Beginning with this preamble we will attempt to revise the presentation of the seasonal outlook information and provide it for all areas appropriate for the lead time. This week we focus on the outlooks for May-July for the following areas; the Sahel, the Gulf of Guinea and northeast Africa with one month lead-time.


29 Apr 2003 description
report UN News Service

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today commended the President George W. Bush of the United States for his leadership in endorsing a $15 billion emergency bill to tackle AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean, and urged for substantial investment in prevention among young people.

07 Apr 2003 description

James T. Morris
Executive Director
World Food Programme

New York