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Human Health & Nutrition

Climate Change: Heat Waves as a Growing Threat to Human Health

3 September 2017

When considering the effects of climate change there are frequent references to increased temperatures, heat waves and the impact on human health. In the last few years a considerable amount of research has been undertaken, and show would uncover have suggested a human survivability threshold based [read more]

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, WFP Executive Director, David Beasley and WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, following their joint visit to Yemen

26 July 2017

ADEN/SANA’A, 26 July 2017 – “As the heads of three United Nations agencies – UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) – we have travelled together to Yemen to see for ourselves the scale of this humanitarian crisis and to step up our combined efforts [read more]

Number of suspected cholera cases reaches 100 000 in Yemen

9 June 2017

Joint news release UNICEF/WHO 8 JUNE 2017 | SANA’A – The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen continues to rise, reaching 101 820 with 791 deaths as of 7 June 2017. Worst affected are the country’s most vulnerable: children under the age of 15 years account for 46% of cases, and [read more]

WHO responds to resurgent cholera in Yemen

15 May 2017

11 May 2017, Sana’a, Yemen — The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are responding to an upsurge in cholera transmission in several parts of Yemen that has claimed 51 lives and caused around 2752 suspected cases since 27 April 2017. WHO has rapidly distributed medicines and medical [read more]

Micronutrient malnutrition and the adulteration of human diet

8 January 2016

When looking at human diet the normal focus is whether people are getting sufficient food, and whether their diet avoids such diseases as diabetes. The modern “western” diet is reliant on plant materials (including the food of animals we kill for meat) which are deficient nutritionally, [read more]