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Responses to devastating floods and mudslide affecting parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone

After three days of exceptionally heavy rain, sweeping floods and a massive mudslide devastated a karge area of Regent, a mountain town approx. 15 miles east of Sierra Leone's capital city, Freetown.

17 Aug '17 | Mudslide | Sierra Leone

News from bird fossils from the Cretaceous Period (145-66 million years ago)

Research shows that the shortening of the bony tails of very early birds (over 100 million years ago) helped them develop versatile legs, an evolutionary advantage. Birds from the Cretaceous Period...

14 Aug '13 | Bird Fossils | Oxford (UK)

Millennium Development Goal drinking water target met

The Millennium DEvelopment Goal (MDG) of halving the proportion of the world's human population without access to safe drinking water has been achieved and exceeded well in advance of the 2015 targ...

06 Mar '12 | Millennium Development Goals | International

India records one year without polio cases

India appears to have interrupted wild poliovirus transmission, completing one year without polio since its last case, in a 2-year-old girl in the state of West Bengal, on 13 January 2011. India wa...

12 Jan '12 | Polio | India

Asia and Pacific talks on Child Rights

Despite the fact that children's growth in the region and the world is improving, many children are still suffering because of war, violence, discrimination, poverty, disease and a worsening enviro...

04 Nov '10 | Child Welfare | International

Research reveals how dengue fever virus infects living cells

Dengue is transmitted by mosquitoes and infects up to 100 million people each year. People bitten by an infected mosquito first develop a fever, followed by other symptoms such as joint pain, rash ...

12 Oct '10 | Dengue Fever | USA

Call to protect hospitals, schools from impact of disasters

WHO and UNICEF today called on governments to strengthen risk reduction measures in four key areas so that health and education systems are able to cope with disasters, including the risks from cli...

18 Jun '09 | Disater Preparedness | International

Call for pictorial warnings on tobacco packs

Research shows that even among people who believe tobacco is harmful, few understand its specific health risks. According to the WHO, despite this lack of understanding health warnings on tobacco p...

29 May '09 | Smoking | International

Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu - Update

No new cases of Influenza A (H1N1) infections have been reported in New Zealand recently. The number of suspected cases changes as more people with symptoms are assessed (treated and isolated), and...

18 May '09 | H1N1 Flu | New Zealand

UNICEF continues support for China earthquake recovery

One year after a devastating 8.0 Richter scale earthquake hit China’s Sichuan province, extensive assistance from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is reaching some of the most vulnerable...

14 May '09 | China

Health ministers to accelerate efforts against drug-resistant TB

Health ministers from countries with the greatest burdens of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) have agreed to a series of actions to accelerate efforts to halt and reverse the global epidemic of the...

02 Apr '09 | TB | International

HIV-related TB deaths higher than past estimates

24 Mar '09 | Tuberculosis (TB)

Cheap, delicious and easy way to prevent breast cancer

Eating mushrooms and drinking green tea could help to protect against breast cancer according to a study conducted by the University of Western Australia and Zhejiang University in China. In China,...

19 Mar '09 | Breast Cancer | China

IKEA Soft Toy campaign raises �5.4 million for education projects

IKEA Soft Toy campaign raises �5.4 million for education projects. This will help children in Albania, Bangladesh, China, India, Ivory Coast, Pakistan, Russia, Vietnam, Macedonia, Moldova, Sierra...

06 Mar '09 | Child Welfare | International

UNICEF appeals for over $1 billion for children in emergencies

Many countries featured in the report are silent or forgotten emergencies, according to UNICEF Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman. She went on to say that women and children are dying every day du...

27 Jan '09 | Child Welfare | International

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