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The UN independent expert on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes urged the World Health Organization to “play a much larger, more active role” in protecting people from the negative impacts of toxic pollution.
Marking International Day, UN urges world to seek end of obstetric fistula 'in our lifetime'
Obstetric fistula is a devastating yet completely preventable and, in many cases, treatable injury of childbirth, affecting at least two million women and girls worldwide and leaving them isolated from communities, the United Nations said ahead of the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.
Health services for Palestine refugees extended despite regional turmoil
A newly published report by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) spotlights improved health services being delivered to millions in five fields across the Middle East, despite pronounced challenges in the region.
Some 8.6 million people in urgent need of medical help in Yemen
The United Nations World Health Organization warned that the “unnecessary loss of innocent lives cannot go on” and spotlighted the increasingly dire medical situation in Yemen, where it says the health and lives of millions of people are at risk, and health facilities, staff and patients are under attack.
UN health agency responds to Ebola spike by deploying team
The World Health Organization reported “a substantial increase” in the weekly total of new Ebola cases in Guinea and Sierra Leone and deployed a response team to the border with Guinea-Bissau because of its proximity to a recent cluster of cases in a neighbouring Guinean prefecture.

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Gives honor society voice on issues and processes related to improving world health. (open)
STTI awarded NGO status by United Nations (2009)
Designation solidifies honor society’s commitment to U.N.’s mission. (open access)
Talk not enough to meet U.N. health goals, says nurse leader
By James E. Mattson
Social determinants, not disease management, are key. (open)
Tara Hulsey talks with Mary Norton
Tara Hulsey talks with Norton in the fifth installment of “The RNL Interviews.”​ (open)


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