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Eye spy: biometric aid system trials in Jordan

Eye spy: biometric aid system trials in Jordan

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 18, 2016 0

There is only one supermarket at Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. It’s a cavernous space, packed with crowds and stacked with tins and boxes

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After 60 years of Zika in Asia, why worry?

After 60 years of Zika in Asia, why worry?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 16, 2016 0

Zika has been in Asia and the Pacific for at least 60 years, though its mostly mild symptoms have prompted little cause for concern. But with the World Health Organization declaring a global

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Record dengue outbreak fans fears in Malaysia

Record dengue outbreak fans fears in Malaysia

August 12, 2015 0

KUALA LUMPUR 12 August 2015 (IRIN) - Malaysia’s Health Ministry has warned the country is facing its largest dengue outbreak ever, with 201 deaths so far this year. >

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Turn on the taps to defeat the next Ebola

Turn on the taps to defeat the next Ebola

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 15, 2015 0

DAKAR 15 June 2015 (IRIN) - It is a cruel irony that many of the top doctors and nurses in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will not be around to help rebuild their

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Ebola response up but huge gaps remain

Ebola response up but huge gaps remain

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 12, 2014 0

DAKAR/MONROVIA 12 August 2014 (IRIN) - While Ebola treatment and containment efforts are gradually gaining pace in Sierra Leone and Liberia, there are still far too few health workers, contact tracers and community

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Agencies fighting Ebola reach “breaking point”

Agencies fighting Ebola reach “breaking point”

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 31, 2014 0

KENEMA/KAILAHUN/FREETOWN/MONROVIA 31 July 2014 (IRIN) - A shortage of trained health workers in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea who can treat Ebola victims and prevent further spread of the deadly disease is hampering

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Rising Ebola cases strain health workers

Rising Ebola cases strain health workers

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 31, 2014 0

KENEMA/KAILAHUN/FREETOWN/MONROVIA 31 July 2014 (IRIN) - A shortage of trained health workers in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea who can treat Ebola victims and prevent further spread of the deadly disease is hampering

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Gaza running out of medical supplies, as Israeli bombing continues

Gaza running out of medical supplies, as Israeli bombing continues

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 14, 2014 0

GAZA/RAFAH 14 July 2014 (IRIN) - As Israel continues to bomb hundreds of targets in the Gaza Strip, hospitals are facing a shortage of medical supplies. Pre-existing shortages are being exacerbated by heightened

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Toxic poultry feed threatens Bangladesh’s poor

Toxic poultry feed threatens Bangladesh’s poor

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 2, 2014 0

DHAKA 02 June 2014 (IRIN) - Bangladesh's leather tanneries are notoriously filthy, exposing workers and neighbours to toxic chemicals.

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Toxic poultry feed spreads Bangladesh tannery risk

Toxic poultry feed spreads Bangladesh tannery risk

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 2, 2014 0

DHAKA 02 June 2014 (IRIN) - Bangladesh's leather tanneries are notoriously filthy, exposing workers and neighbours to toxic chemicals. And recent studies show that poultry feed produced from industry scraps may also be

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