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  • Recruitment Information Session - Portland, OR
    March 21, 2018

    All prospective medical and non-medical aid workers: join us for a presentation and question & answer session to learn more about how you can become part of Doctors Without Borders' field work. A Human Resources Officer will be on hand to discuss requirements and the recruitment process and a Doctors Without Borders aid worker from the local area will share their stories of life in the field.



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  • Yemen: “Scenes of Despair” in Taiz
    February 01, 2018

    Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project coordinator Arunn Jegan is currently working in Yemen, where years of grinding conflict have had a devastating effect on the nation’s health system. Here, he describes the situation in Taiz, a city in southwestern Yemen that has been convulsed by fighting between various armed groups since 2015.

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AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine

AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine

All Africa, All the Time.
  • Zambia:Doctors Separate Conjoined Twins
    [East African] Twin girls who were conjoined at the stomach have been separated by a team of Zambian surgeons in a historic operation in Lusaka.
  • Sudan:Artificial Limbs, A Sudanese Accomplishment
    [SudaNow] Aalya Mohamed of the Nahr al-Neel State, was about forty years old in the year 2005 when she underwent a leg amputation surgery because of a chronic sugar wound. She felt broke and did not know what to do to feed and look after her children. But her doctors told her not to worry and seek an artificial leg when her wounds have completely healed. Six months later her doctor relegated her to the Sudanese Foundation for Artificial Limbs where she was carefully looked after and, most importantly, she broke the
  • Zambia:Toilet Crisis in Lusaka's Chaisa Slums
    [] Lusaka -"It is a shame," said Idah Tembo.
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BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health
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WHO news

This channel provides the five most recent WHO news articles.
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  • High levels of antibiotic resistance found worldwide, new data shows
    WHO’s first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both high- and low-income countries.
  • Dr Carissa Etienne elected for a second term as WHO Regional Director for the Americas
    The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 142nd session in Geneva, has appointed Dr Carissa Etienne for a second term as Regional Director for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • UN Environment and WHO agree to major collaboration on environmental health risks
    UN Environment and WHO have agreed a new, wide-ranging collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks that cause an estimated 12.6 million deaths a year.

    Today in Nairobi, Mr Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, signed an agreement to step up joint actions to combat air pollution, climate change and antimicrobial resistance, as well as improve coordination on waste and chemicals management, water quality, and food and nutrition issues. The collaboration also includes joint management of the BreatheLife advocacy campaign to reduce air pollution for multiple climate, environment and health benefits.
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