Tag «Health»

Libya conflict lingers leaving nearly 2 million in need of health care

World Health Organization

27 January 2016 – As Libya’s yearlong peace talks aimed at establishing a unity government stall again, the lives of millions of people needing urgent health care linger in the balance. WHO and health partners require a total of US$ 50 million in 2016 to meet the urgent life-saving needs of nearly 2 million people. Speaking …

Residential Health In Danger At Umlazi

IFP

The residents of UMlazi township have been experiencing the foul smell of waste and its associated illnesses for the past 3 weeks due to non-collection by municipal services. This has accordingly raised grave concerns amongst many residents as their health and that of their families is now under threat. Inkatha Freedom Party, member of the …

WHO calls on countries to protect health from climate change

World Health Organization

Climate change is the defining issue for the 21st century. According to WHO estimates, climate change is already causing tens of thousands of deaths every year – from shifting patterns of disease, from extreme weather events, such as heat-waves and floods, and from the degradation of air quality, food and water supplies, and sanitation. The …

Stop the violence. Protect health care

WHO

In the last few months, a number of attacks against health-care workers, medical transports and facilities have taken place in several countries, like Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen to mention a few. These incidents are taking place in countries with fragile health-care systems that are already struggling to treat the numbers of people affected by the …

Demands for a health service delivery plan

IFP

The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal demands that the Provincial Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo must urgently present a health service delivery plan after his department has failed to fix washing machines at Greytown hospital. “Its high time now for the MEC to present such a plan so that we must know what he intends to do …

WHO deplores deaths of health care workers in Yemen

WHO

Cairo, Egypt, 6 April 2015 – WHO deplores the deaths of health care workers and damages to health facilities in Yemen as a result of the ongoing conflict, and expresses concern about the serious implications of these attacks. On 4 April, two volunteer paramedics with the Yemen Red Crescent Society in Aden were shot when …