WHO appeals for US$8.7 million for Gaza's health system
Gaza/Geneva, 14 October 2014 – WHO is appealing for US$ 8.7 million as part of an overall US$ 45.1 million effort to repair and enhance Gaza’s health care system. The July–August hostilities that reduced much of the Gaza Strip to rubble have faded from the headlines – but recovery work is just beginning, and WHO says the territory’s shattered health system needs extensive reconstruction and resources.
GENEVA¦13 October 2014 – International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction - The World Health Organization is joining international calls to ensure greater attention is given to the needs, vulnerabilities, and capabilities of older people – before, during, and after emergencies, including natural disasters and other humanitarian crises.
KIEV, Ukraine ¦3 October 2014 – Three hundred thousand doses of tetanus vaccine – enough to immunize people who have been wounded in the recent conflict and to provide national coverage for others through the end of 2015 – have arrived in Ukraine.
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