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WHO: $1 billion needed to keep Ebola infections within the ‘tens of thousands’

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

The World Health Organization is pleading for a global investment of nearly $1 billion to fight the spread of Ebola, warning that the amount is merely the minimum needed to keep infections of the deadly virus "within the tens of thousands." Read full article >>

The Geography Of Suicide

The World Health Organization recently released a report (pdf) illustrating suicide risk across the globe. Tanya Basu unpacks it: One dramatic trend the WHO reports is that countries in the developing world have suicide rates that are many times higher than the Western world. “Despite preconceptions that suicide is more prevalent in high-income countries,” the […]

Sierra Leone Lost Fourth Doctor to Ebola After WHO Refused to Help Transfer Her to Safety

As the West African Ebola outbreak that has taken more than 2,000 lives continues to spread, the World Health Organization has increasingly warned that the international community has not done enough to stop it. This weekend, however,...Show More Summary

WHO report maps global suicide problem for the first time

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

One person takes their own life every 40 seconds, equating to 803,900 deaths across the world every year, according to the first World Health Organization report on suicide prevention released today. “Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative” calls for co-ordinated action to reduce suicide...

WATCH: These are the countries that eat the most sugar

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that a solid daily intake of sugar should not exceed more than 25 grams per day. Not surprisingly though, most countries eat a lot more than the recommended daily amount — some countries up to 6 times as much. We know that the U.S. is one of the most...

WHO: 'If We Are Going to War With Ebola, We Need the Resources to Fight'

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Friday that the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa is continuing to spiral out of control, and that hundreds of doctors and nurses are needed from the global community and local governments in order to slow, and eventually stop, the transmission of the deadly virus. Show More Summary

Joan Rivers: HIV Activist and Comedy Roast Videos

The World Health Organization (WHO) (2014) estimates, that 35 million people around the world are infected with HIV and 1.1 of them live in the United States (WHO, 2014). There was a decline in Men, Women, White, Black, Hispanic/Latino, heterosexual, Intravenous Drug Users (IDUs) and most age groups, except young gay and bisexual men. Read more...

Open That Closet Door Fashion Show 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) (2014) estimates, that 35 million people around the world are infected with HIV and 1.1 of them live in the United States (WHO, 2014). There was a decline in Men, Women, White, Black, Hispanic/Latino, heterosexual, Intravenous Drug Users (IDUs) and most age groups, except young gay and bisexual men. Read more...

Celebration of Life LGBTQ Film Project (Video)

The World Health Organization (WHO) (2014) estimates, that 35 million people around the world are infected with HIV and 1.1 of them live in the United States (WHO, 2014). There was a decline in Men, Women, White, Black, Hispanic/Latino, heterosexual, Intravenous Drug Users (IDUs) and most age groups, except young gay and bisexual men. Read more...

WHO calls for more Ebola help as crisis worsens

The World Health Organization Friday once again called for more help in fighting the Ebola health crisis in West Africa.

Ebola: Desperate Days Ahead

By Trent MacDonald: If you visit the World Health Organization's (WHO) website, you'll find that the first published Disease Outbreak News, DON, relating to the West African Ebola outbreak was published on March 24, 2014. At the time, the outbreak was isolated to a forested area in southwest Guinea with 49 reported cases, including 29 deaths. Show More Summary

WHO to Start New Global Health Initiative For Needle Safety

6 days agoHealth : Healthland

At the TEDMED conference in Washington, DC, Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, assistant director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), revealed that the organization will announce its third-ever global health initiative and policy in October. The initiative this time is around needle safety. The announcement came during a TEDMED presentation by British inventor Marc Koska, who

The New Demographics of Suicide

A new report from the World Health Organization challenges notions of who's at greatest risk.

Ebola Outbreak Doubles In 3 Weeks, WHO Warns "Conventional Means Of Control Not Working"

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now killed 2,288 people (with 4,269 cases) according to the World Health Organization, but is accelerating dramatically. In a rather stunning admission, WHO warns, conventional means of controlling the outbreak are not working as the last 3 weeks have seen the number of cases and deaths double. Show More Summary

In Battle Against Ebola, Banning Flights Is Not the Solution

Photograph by Jarsea Burphy Recent statements by officials from the World Health Organization (WHO), Doctors Without Borders, and the Centers for Disease Control have begun to acknowledge the difficulty in containing the Ebola outbreak. Show More Summary

Was The Ebola Epidemic Preventable?

Laurie Garrett argues as much, blaming the international community for not acting on the crisis early enough: Shortly after the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared an outbreak of the same strain of Ebola that first appeared in Zaire in 1976, outside humanitarian responders appeared on the scene to assist Guinea; they were the organizations […]

American Ebola patient to fly to Atlanta hospital for treatment

Emory University Hospital in Atlanta says the patient is expected to arrive Tuesday morning. The patient has not been identified but the World Health Organization said one of its doctors in Sierra Leone, who's identified as from the U.S. by the State Department, will be evacuated after testing positive for the disease.

WHO: Liberia to see Ebola surge

World Health Organization says thousands of new cases are imminent as efforts to fight outbreak fall woefully short.

Number of New Ebola Cases Increasing 'Exponentially' in Liberia, WHO Warns

In a sobering assessment of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Liberia, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said Monday that thousands more people are likely to fall ill with the deadly Ebola virus within a matter of weeks. "The number...Show More Summary

WHO: ‘Many thousands of new cases’ of Ebola expected in Liberia

The World Health Organization handed over 24 motorcycles to the Ministry of Health in Guinea the first week in September to support Ebola contact tracing activities in eight districts in the country. Photo by A. Pallangyo/WHO It’s aShow More Summary

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