Academic journal article Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Recent News from WHO

Academic journal article Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Recent News from WHO

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* WHO Director-General LEE Jong-wook visited parts of Pakistan that were affected by the 8 October 2005 earthquake. He praised the response of the government and the international community to the disaster, but said that WHO still needs US$ 13 million, almost half of the US$ 27 million initially requested to help people there survive the winter. Hundreds of thousands of people still need better shelter, the cold and the crowded conditions in some camps increase the risk of respiratory infections, and getting health care to people who live high in the mountains is a major challenge.

* WHO published a new report, Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Health Synthesis, on 9 December, on the complex links between preserving healthy and biodiverse natural ecosystems and protecting human health. To read the report, please see: http://www. who.int/globalchange/ecosystems/ecosystems05/en/

* Every year millions of people are pushed into poverty because of high medical costs paid for out of their own pockets. Experts from 40 countries at a conference in Berlin looked at ways to provide social protection for people who cannot afford these costs and to promote investment in health. The 5-7 December meeting was convened by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit GmbH, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the International Labour Organization and WHO. …

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