health workers

Investing in health workers yields ‘triple dividend’, WHO chief says in New Year’s message

At the start of the new year and new decade, the head of the United Nations health agency thanked “the brave health workers” around the globe and asked that the world do better in supporting them.

News in Brief 2 January 2020

  • UN envoy commends successful conclusion of Guinea-Bissau presidential election
  • UN kicks off 75th anniversary dialogues, everyone urged to ‘join the conversation’
  • Investing health works yields ‘triple dividend’, WHO chief says
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Ebola emergency chief decries new attacks on frontline staff, after DR Congo worker death

Security measures for staff helping to fight health emergencies need to be stepped up urgently, a UN health agency top official said on Monday, after a frontline Ebola epidemic community worker was reportedly stabbed to death at his home in northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

News in Brief 26 October 2017 (AM)

Terrorism “on the defensive” but Syria’s “moment of truth” has arrived

Following the defeat of Daesh extremist forces in the Syrian cities of Raqqa and around Deir-ez-Zour, “terrorism is on the defensive”, but far from defeated.

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UN and Africa: focus on Mali, vaccination campaign in Nigeria and refugees in South Sudan

Suicide bombing in Mali “direct attack on the peace process”

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#ThanksHealthHero campaign highlights need to protect life-savers

Disturbing details about deliberate attacks on health workers show how important it is to come up with new measures to protect them, the UN said Friday.

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