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10 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW

• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña phenomena occur periodically, exacerbating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental and natural resource degradation, and land-use management challenges also increase populations’ vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.

24 Mar 2018 description

Health Ministers and Environment Ministers, Experts, Officials and other key stakeholders from Small Island Development States (SIDS) of Africa and South East Asian regions, namely Cabo Verde, Comoros, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Reunion Island, Sao Tome and Principes and Seychelles participated in the World Health Organization (WHO) Third Global Conference on Climate Change and Health on 21-22 March 2018 in Mauritius.

15 Mar 2018 description
report Columbia University

A global consortium of health educators agree on a set of core competencies to equip doctors, nurses, and public health professionals to respond to climate change

The Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE), an international forum for developing curricula related to the health impacts of climate change, has announced a set of core competencies for students of public health, nursing, and medicine.

08 Mar 2018 description

Panamá, 2 de marzo de 2018 (OPS/OMS) – Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, México, Nicaragua, Panamá y República Dominicana, son los países participantes en el Taller sobre Salud en Planes Nacionales de Adaptación al Cambio Climático (PNAD) y se han reunido en la ciudad de Panamá con el objetivo principal de aumentar la capacidad de los países para la elaboración del capítulo de salud como parte de sus planes nacionales de adaptación al cambio climático.

07 Mar 2018 description

Graziano da Silva urge a los gobiernos a consolidar la lucha contra el hambre y a redoblar esfuerzos contra el sobrepeso y la obesidad, que afecta al 20 por ciento de los adultos de 24 países.

6 de marzo de 2018, Montego Bay – El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, urgió hoy a los gobiernos de América Latina y el Caribe a mantener la lucha contra el hambre en lo más alto de la agenda política y, a la vez, hacer frente a los alarmantes niveles de sobrepeso y obesidad con una transformación radical de los sistemas alimentarios.

06 Mar 2018 description

Human Rights Council
MIDDAY

5 March 2018

Concludes Dialogue with Experts on Transitional Justice and on the Prevention of Genocide

06 Mar 2018 description

Graziano da Silva: "The region can not take away the support it has given to the most vulnerable in recent years"

6 March 2018, Montego Bay, Jamaica - A big regional effort to bolster social protection policies in Latin America and the Caribbean is essential to lower rural poverty and reverse the recent uptick in hunger, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said today.

02 Mar 2018 description

DES MILLIONS DE PERSONNES MENACÉES PAR LA FAMINE

23 Feb 2018 description
report UN Women

It is a time of transformation in Asia and the Pacific. In 32 countries of the region, UN Women is joining women and men, governments, civil society groups, businesses and others in a common aim: gender equality.

The region’s vibrant economies and societies have produced historic advances in human well-being. Women have been central to these advances, as leaders of communities and countries, as workers and innovators, as advocates for peace and security.

13 Feb 2018 description
report World Bank

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Public health systems have critical and clear relevance to the World Bank’s twin goals of poverty eradication and boosting shared prosperity. In particular, they are impacted by, and must respond to, significant threats at human-animal-environment interface. Most obvious are the diseases shared between humans and animals (“zoonotic” diseases), which comprise more than 60 percent of known human infectious pathogens; but also aspects of vector-borne disease, food and water safety and security, and antimicrobial resistance.

21 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Efficient and clean cooking can reduce toxic air pollution, save lives, protect the environment, and improve livelihoods.

  • Accelerating the transition to clean stoves and fuels requires sustained engagement in local markets, innovative approaches such as results-based financing, and a concerted global effort.

20 Dec 2017 description

Review the biggest health stories from WHO in 2017. Relive some of WHO's major achievements in the past year.

See the timeline here

19 Dec 2017 description
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WFP’s new Nutrition Policy details how the organization will support governments to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2, particularly target 2.2, to end all forms of malnutrition by 2030.

19 Dec 2017 description

"I'm scared that if it ever floods at night, it will come into my house and the flood will take me away. That's one of my greatest fears" - Freddy Sei, 15

By Lin Taylor

SOUTH RIVER, Vanuatu, Dec 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Each time teenager Freddy Sei hears the rumble of thunder, sees rains pound the earth in his small coastal village or watches strong winds whip palm trees, he is gripped with fear.

27 Nov 2017 description

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Southern Africa continues to recover from the 2015/2016 El Niño-induced drought, which by January 2017 had affected about 41 million people across the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)1. The substantial government- and SADC-led response, supported by $900 million from the international humanitarian community2, empowered farmers to take advantage of a good 2016/2017 rainfall season, delivering an April 2017 cereal harvest 3 per cent above the 5-year average.

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.