United Nations press releases
Declaring that the world has never seen anything like current Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa, senior United Nations officials warned that the virus is “far ahead” of the global response.
While Ebola is crippling health services, it is also shutting down businesses, disrupting the production, sale and export of essential foodstuffs, and affecting schooling at all levels.
UN spotlights unique needs, vulnerabilities of older persons
The United Nations is spotlighting the need to address the vulnerabilities facing older persons, who suffer disproportionately high levels of death and injuries in different types of emergencies and disasters, ranging from weather events and epidemics to armed conflict.
Suffering from schizophrenia should not have to mean enduring “a life sentence of isolation and poor physical health,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as he urged the creation of better support networks and services for people living with the mental health disorder.
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