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Over 4,000 Zimbabwean doctors and nurses left the country in 2021, mostly to Britain

HARARE— Zimbabwean health workers have left the country in droves over the past year, a senior official at the Health Services Board (HSB) revealed. More than 4 000 health workers have left since 2021, HSB chairperson Dr Paulinus Sikosana said on Sunday. This includes more than 1,700 registered nurses who resigned last year and more […]

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WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the global health issues media briefing – 16 November 2022

Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening. Today I’m joining you from Bali, Indonesia, where the G20 Summit has just concluded. Over the past two days, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with several world leaders and to address the Summit itself. My message was that, as the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, when health is […]

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WHO: Rise in Ebola Outbreaks in Africa Linked to Climate Change

GENEVA — World health officials are linking a significant rise in African Ebola outbreaks in this century to climate change. Uganda’s September 20 Ebola outbreak is just the latest in a growing number of eruptions of this deadly hemorrhagic disease in Africa. Since 2000, the World Health Organization has reported 32 outbreaks of Ebola, 19 […]

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UNICEF & WHO call for end to historic underfunding of mental health services in Africa

On World Mental Health Day, UNICEF and WHO are calling for an end to historic under-investment in mental health services in Africa where the COVID-19 pandemic has helped shine a light on the gaps that exist in mental health care. Children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable. Africa has one of the highest number of children […]

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IAEA Breaks Ground to Expand and Modernize its Seibersdorf Laboratories

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Monday at the IAEA’s laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria, to mark the start of construction on its planned new nuclear applications laboratories building. “After two years of hard preparation, we now begin construction to complete the modernization of our invaluable Seibersdorf labs — laboratories that make important contributions in the […]