Foreign health workers & U.S. experts weigh in on Ebola

Foreign health workers & U.S. experts weigh in on Ebola

WNN Breaking (WNN) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: As the latest in an accelerated aggressive Ebolavirus outbreak all but shuts down public operations in Liberia, two medical response team doctors, one from the UK and the other from Brazil, work with the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in the neighboring region of Liberia to help […]

"Many lives are at stake," says UN Human Rights Chief Ms. Navi Pillay

"Many lives are at stake," says UN Human Rights Chief Ms. Navi Pillay

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The Central African Republic is now at a critical juncture, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned on Monday, amid renewed fighting and the flight of ex-Séléka and Muslim civilians towards the north of the country. Since 21 January, clashes between anti-Balaka and […]

UNICEF asks for swift investigations into alleged child killings

UNICEF asks for swift investigations into alleged child killings

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged the transitional government in the Central African Republic (CAR) to immediately investigate recent allegations of killings of children amid the renewed violence in the country. “Any allegation of children being killed should be taken very seriously and […]

MALAWI: Women receive better comprehensive healthcare for obstetric fistula

MALAWI: Women receive better comprehensive healthcare for obstetric fistula

Lameck Masina for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) Blantyre, MALAWI, EASTERN AFRICA:  Malawi and the United Nations are stepping up efforts to prevent obstetric fistula cases and to help more women already suffering with the condition. Considered a condition born of poverty, obstetric fistula can occur in women during prolonged and difficult child birth or […]

AFRICA: Women in Botswana gain legal inheritance rights

AFRICA: Women in Botswana gain legal inheritance rights

Lisa Anderson for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Breaking (WNN/TRF) New York City, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS:  A Botswana court made history Tuesday by upholding the right of women to inherit under customary law and rejecting the tradition of males as sole heirs, according to a report in The Maravi Post. In a case heard by the appeals […]

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