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16 Nov 2017 description

Comunicado de prensa conjunto CCNUCC/OMS

12 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2017 | BONN (ALEMANIA) - Hoy, en la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático, la Organización Mundial de la Salud, en colaboración con la secretaría de Naciones Unidas – Cambio Climático y en alianza con la Presidencia de Fiji en la 23.ª Conferencia de las Partes (COP23), ha puesto en marcha una iniciativa especial para proteger a los habitantes de pequeños Estados insulares en desarrollo de las consecuencias del cambio climático para la salud.

14 Nov 2017 description

12 NOVEMBRE 2017 | BONN, ALLEMAGNE - Aujourd’hui, à la Conférence des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques (COP23), l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé a lancé, en collaboration avec le secrétariat de la Convention-cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques (CCNUCC) et en partenariat avec la présidence fidjienne de la vingt-troisième Conférence des Parties (COP23), une initiative spéciale pour protéger les habitants des petits États insulaires en développement des conséquences sanitaires des changements climatiques.

14 Nov 2017 description

A Fiji Ministry of Health official says climate change increases the risk from mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue fever.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

13 Nov 2017 description

By Inna Lazareva

DOSSEYE, Chad, Nov 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Leila Ousmane and her 10-year-old daughter walk in disbelief atop the crumbling bricks that, until a few days earlier, formed the walls of their family home.

Heavy rains and floods in late September ravaged the Dosseye refugee camp where they live, toppling their house of mud bricks and wooden stumps into rubble.

"We went to live with my neighbour," said Ousmane. "But last night, the storm made their house collapse too."

13 Nov 2017 description
report UN News Service

12 novembre 2017 – Alors que la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le climat (COP 23), à Bonn, en Allemagne, entame sa dernière semaine de négociations, la Présidence fidjienne a annoncé dimanche la finalisation d'un plan d'action sur le genre, qui reconnaît le rôle des femmes dans l'action climatique.

Lors d'une conférence de presse, le Président de la COP 23 et Premier ministre de Fidji, Frank Bainimarama, a déclaré que les Parties avaient finalisé ce plan. « Il reconnaît le rôle des femmes dans l'action climatique », a-t-il souligné.

12 Nov 2017 description
report UN News Service

12 November 2017 – With the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23), in Bonn, Germany, entering its final week of negotiations, the Fiji Presidency today announced the Gender Action Plan, highlighting the role of women in climate action.

At a press conference, President of COP 23 and Prime Minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama, announced that the States Parties had finalized the plan.

“This recognizes the role of women in climate action,” he said.

12 Nov 2017 description

Joint news release UNFCCC/WHO

12 NOVEMBER 2017 | BONN, GERMANY - Today, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), WHO, in collaboration with the UN Climate Change secretariat and in partnership with the Fijian Presidency of the twenty-third Conference of the Parties (COP23), has launched a special initiative to protect people living in Small Island Developing States from the heath impacts of climate change.

09 Nov 2017 description

Climate change has far-reaching impacts on human health and well-being. Changing temperature and rainfall patterns impact crop yield, food and water security, and nutrition. The increased frequency and intensity of extreme events can cause not only injury, but also increase the risk of water-borne diseases (diarrhoeal disease, Hepatitis A and E, bacterial diseases such as cholera), diseases associated with crowding (measles, meningitis, acute respiratory infections) and vector-borne diseases (malaria, dengue), as well as psychological and emotional distress related to traumatic events.

06 Nov 2017 description
report Plan International

Plan International participa en COP23, la conferencia de la ONU sobre cambio climático, del día 6 al 18 de noviembre, para que los gobiernos de todo el mundo hagan políticas y programas de adaptación al cambio climático enfocados en la infancia y género.

01 Nov 2017 description

Staying several steps ahead of possible health impacts from weather and climate was the focus of the third Pacific Islands Climate Outlook Forum in Apia, Samoa at the end of September.

31 Oct 2017 description

Researchers found that the Ebola was significantly more likely to emerge in areas with surrounding forest loss

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, Oct 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ebola outbreaks tend to occur two years after trees have been cut down or forests cleared in West and Central Africa, researchers said on Monday, suggesting that deforestation data could be used to predict outbreaks of the deadly disease.

27 Oct 2017 description
report Harvard University

October 25, 2017 – Climate change may lead to an increase in malaria in certain spots around the world. But in other places, it may have little or no impact on the mosquito-borne disease, according to an expert panel convened at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

25 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

La Habana, 25 oct (ACN) La ayuda de Cuba a Dominica tras el paso del huracán María se incrementó con la llegada a esa isla de un barco con 300 toneladas de mercancías, personal médico especializado y brigadas de linieros y forestales que intensifican sus labores.

El periódico Granma informa hoy que desde su arribo a suelo dominiqués el viernes último, los cooperantes cubanos brindan asistencia médica especializada, trabajan en la restauración de líneas y en el saneamiento de la flora del jardín botánico de Roseau, y otras reservas naturales.

18 Oct 2017 description

When most people think about climate change, they think about extreme weather patterns, global warming and rising sea levels. Many people are aware that there are also numerous ways in which climate change negatively effects people’s health, including the resurgence of many vector and water borne diseases, malnutrition and respiratory diseases. But there is another subset of climate related health effects which, while perhaps less well-known, is also extremely prevalent and destructive: the impacts of climate change on mental health.

18 Oct 2017 description

Jessica Faieta

Subsecretaria General de la ONU y Directora del PNUD para América Latina y el Caribe

El mundo marca dos días internacionales claves este mes: uno para la Erradicación de la Pobreza el 17 de octubre y otro para la Reducción de Desastres, cuatro días antes. No es coincidencia que estén profundamente conectados.

26 Sep 2017 description

Los desastres y epidemias que azotaron las Américas recientemente demuestran la necesidad de una mayor preparación

Washington, DC, 25 de septiembre de 2017 (OPS/OMS) - Los huracanes que devastaron partes del Caribe y los terremotos que causaron muertes en México ,ocuparon hoy un lugar central en la apertura de la 29ª Conferencia Sanitaria Panamericana de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), que reúne hasta el viernes en Washington, DC, a los ministros y altas autoridades de Salud de las Américas.

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

21 September 2017 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly today, Jovenel Moise, President of Haiti, expressed deep commitment to the environmental targets in the global goals on sustainable development and said his island nation is seeking to build its resilience against the natural disasters and extreme weather events that consistently beleaguer its people and other countries in the Caribbean.

20 Sep 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

Por Desmond Brown

SAINT JOHN, 20 sep 2017 (IPS) - A medida que el huracán María arrasa en el Caribe, aparecen lentamente los últimos datos sobre el número de muertos y el grado de devastación dejado a su paso por Dominica.

María tocó tierra en esa diminuta isla caribeña de 72.000 habitantes en la tarde del 18 de septiembre, con vientos máximos de casi 257 kilómetros por hora.

19 Sep 2017 description

Vienna, Austria, September 19, 2017. The 160th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved nearly US$250 million of new development funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.

13 Sep 2017 description

Colombo, 12 September 2017 – The inception workshop of the Climate Resilient Integrated Water Management Project, which was developed by the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment with the technical assistance of the UNDP Sri Lanka was held today in Colombo.

This is one of the first projects financed by the newly established Green Climate Fund, with a funding envelope of USD 38.08 Million, which will be utilized to serve climate vulnerable communities in three river basins of Sri Lanka’s Dry Zone, Mi Oya, Yan Oya, and Malwathu Oya.