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

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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…

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Residential Health In Danger At Umlazi

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…

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WHO calls on countries to protect health from climate change

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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…

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IFP Demands Answers Concerning The Death Of A Patient In Prince Mshiyen Hospital

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The IFP demands that the KZN Health MEC Dr Sbongiseni Dhlomo must speed up the investigation into the death of a patient, Mr Linda Mseleku of KwaMakhutha who died after a psychologically ill patient murdered him by striking him with an aluminium ladder attached to…

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Stop the violence. Protect health care

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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…

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Demands for a health service delivery plan

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…

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New report identifies four ways to reduce health risks from climate pollutants

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22 October 2015 | Geneva – A new World Health Organization report highlights the urgent need to reduce emissions of  black carbon, ozone and methane - as well as carbon dioxide – which all contribute to climate change. Black carbon, ozone and methane – frequently described…

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WHO deplores deaths of health care workers in Yemen

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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…

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