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19 Apr 2018 description

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its partners have successfully tested releasing sterile mosquitos from drones as part of efforts to use a nuclear technique to supress the insect that spreads Zika and other diseases.

29 Dec 2017 description

Miklos Gaspar, IAEA Office of Public Information and Communication

Improved farming practices, healthier animals and – ultimately – increased food security will be the outcomes of projects supported by a US$ 600 000 grant by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Fund for International Development (OFID) under a partnership with the IAEA signed last week.

06 Jun 2017 description

An IAEA project shows that significant reserves of good quality water are available in Africa’s drought-prone Sahel region. Pollution is still limited and has not yet become a serious threat to these vital resources. The findings, compiled in five reports published today, are the result of a four-year Agency effort to help 13 countries use isotopic techniques to assess groundwater origin and quality in five shared aquifers and basins, providing the first broad overview of the region’s groundwater supplies.

19 Sep 2016 description

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has begun building a new laboratory that will enable it to step up its efforts to help countries use nuclear techniques to control insect pests, including mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus and other diseases.

The construction is part of the Renovation of the Nuclear Applications Laboratories project (ReNuAL), a plan to begin upgrading the eight IAEA Nuclear Sciences and Applications laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria, which opened their doors in 1962.

05 Apr 2016 description

Over 35 participants from 26 countries will be trained at the IAEA laboratories this month in the use of a nuclear-derived technique to quickly and accurately detect the Zika virus. The effort is part of the IAEA’s assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean in response to the Zika outbreak, which includes strengthening countries’ capacity to detect the virus and to control the mosquitos spreading the disease.

24 Feb 2016 description

By Luciana Viegas, Office of Public Information and Communication

Brasilia – The IAEA will facilitate the transfer of a gamma cell irradiator to Brazil to help the country’s battle with the Zika virus, the Agency announced at an expert meeting in Brasilia today. It could, in a few months, help scale up the production of sterile male mosquitoes to be released in selected areas of the country mostly affected by the current Zika virus outbreaks.

04 Jan 2016 description

BACKGROUND

Organizations responsible for the management of emergencies (including conventional emergencies) recognize that good preparedness in advance of any emergency can substantially improve the emergency response. One of the most important elements of emergency preparedness is the coordination of arrangements among the different bodies involved to ensure clear lines of responsibility and authority.

17 May 2015 description

By Fredrik Dahl, IAEA Office of Public Information and Communication

Vienna – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today provided its Member States with a report by Director General Yukiya Amano on the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, as part of continuous efforts to strengthen nuclear safety worldwide.

17 Mar 2015 description

Experts in Africa will be able to better track and detect animal diseases that could eventually be transmitted to humans as a result of a new € 2.7 million IAEA project. Over 20 experts from 13 countries met in Entebbe, Uganda, this week to firm up plans to improve regional capacity for the early detection of such zoonotic diseases, including the Ebola Virus Disease.

25 Apr 2014 description

Comprendre le code ADN de l'insecte aidera les scientifiques à lutter contre la maladie du bétail

24 avril 2014, Rome/Vienne - Les scientifiques ont déchiffré le code génétique de la mouche tsé-tsé hématophage, suscitant l'espoir que la découverte contribuera aux efforts futurs de lutte contre l'une des maladies les plus dévastatrices du bétail en Afrique subsaharienne.

24 Apr 2014 description

Understanding DNA code for carrier insect will help scientists working to control livestock disease

24 April 2014, Rome/Vienna - Scientists have cracked the genetic code of the bloodsucking tsetse fly, prompting hope that the breakthrough will help future efforts to control one of the most devastating livestock diseases in sub-Saharan Africa spread by the insect.

20 Jan 2014 description

The Tohoku earthquake on 11 March 2011 and the following tsunami that crippled the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has brought to the forefront important challenges facing the international radiation protection regime.

10 Sep 2012 description

At the conclusion of the International Experts' Meeting on Protection Against Extreme Earthquakes and Tsunamis in the Light of the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the Chairperson delivered a summary of the deliberations. Following is a condensed version of that summary:

17 Dec 1997 description

Studies of the isotopic composition of past and present precipitation form an important area of hydro climatology. The results of analyses of deep ice cores, along with palaeoenvironmental records derived from ground water, lake deposits and organic matter, have confirmed that it is possible to reconstruct the history of the Earth's climate.