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Celebrating Youth Day, UN stresses importance of good mental health

13th August 2014 Press Releases

New York, 12 August 2014 – Each year 20 per cent of the world’s young people experience a mental health condition, the United Nations reported in a new publication launched to coincide with International Youth Day which this year shines a spotlight on the importance of mental health. (more…)

Gaza hospitals, health facilities need urgent donor support: UN agency

13th August 2014 Press Releases

Gaza, 12 August 2014 – Hospitals and health facilities in Gaza are in dire need of support from the international donor community, a senior representative of the United Nations health agency today said following a visit to the Gaza Strip and Ramallah to survey the infrastructure there. (more…)

UN declares Ebola outbreak global ‘international public health emergency’

11th August 2014 Press Releases

Geneva, 8 August 2014 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today declared the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public health emergency, saying: “our collective health security” depends on urgent support for containment in the affected countries. (more…)