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Where in the world is Zika?

Where in the world is Zika?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 3, 2016 0

LONDON 03 February 2016 (IRIN) - The World Health Organization has declared that the strong links between Zika infection during pregnancy and microcephaly should be treated as a global public health emergency. IRIN

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Three words of advice for WHO Africa’s new chief

Three words of advice for WHO Africa’s new chief

February 24, 2015 0

DAKAR 24 February 2015 (IRIN) - WHO’s new regional director for Africa faces a tough road ahead, as she attempts to restore confidence in the organization following failures to act more quickly during

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Universal health coverage – Ebola reveals the gaps

Universal health coverage – Ebola reveals the gaps

December 29, 2014 0

LONDON 29 December 2014 (IRIN) - West Africa's Ebola epidemic has cruelly exposed the weaknesses of health systems in the countries where it struck. It was understandable that they were not prepared for

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Hospitalization curbs Ebola mortality rates – but only slightly

Hospitalization curbs Ebola mortality rates – but only slightly

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 24, 2014 0

LONDON 24 September 2014 (IRIN) - The new figures from the World Health Organization's (WHO) Ebola Response Team are sobering. If cases in the three worst affected countries continue to rise at the

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Lessons to be learned from the MERS outbreak

Lessons to be learned from the MERS outbreak

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 27, 2014 0

DUBAI 27 August 2014 (IRIN) - Only a few months ago, the threat from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in large parts of the Gulf region appeared to be growing. Dozens of new

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Proposed bill inflames Myanmar’s religious rights debate

Proposed bill inflames Myanmar’s religious rights debate

June 26, 2014 0

YANGON 26 June 2014 (IRIN) - Last month the Myanmar government published a religious conversion bill in the state-owned newspapers, requesting input from citizens. The publication follows a pro-bill campaign spearheaded by a

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Proposed bill inflames Myanmar’s religious rights debate

Proposed bill inflames Myanmar’s religious rights debate

June 26, 2014 0

YANGON 26 June 2014 (IRIN) - Last month the Myanmar government published a religious conversion bill in the state-owned newspapers, requesting input from citizens. The publication follows a pro-bill campaign spearheaded by a

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Analysis: Challenges of bringing more women into the Afghan justice sector

Analysis: Challenges of bringing more women into the Afghan justice sector

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 28, 2014 0

NEW YORK 28 March 2014 (IRIN) - Better gender representation in the justice sector in Afghanistan will empower more women to take action against the men who abuse them. This is the reasoning

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Camp fatigue as IDPs wait for Myanmar ceasefire

Camp fatigue as IDPs wait for Myanmar ceasefire

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 28, 2013 0

MAI JA YANG 28 November 2013 (IRIN) - The hopes of many in Myanmar’s Kachin state hang on peace talks among government officials and representatives of the United Nationalities Federation Council (UNFC), an

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Briefing: How to stop a deadly fungus affecting billions

Briefing: How to stop a deadly fungus affecting billions

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 25, 2013 0

NAIROBI 25 November 2013 (IRIN) - The UN World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that billions of people in the developing world are chronically exposed to aflatoxin, a natural poison on food crops which

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