WHO airlifts supplies to wounded in Islamic Republic of Iran-Iraq earthquake
16 November 2017 – WHO has airlifted trauma kits and medical supplies to the Islamic Republic of Iran to support the treatment of thousands people injured as a result of the recent earthquake in the Islamic Republic of Iran-Iraq border region. The supplies, enough to provide surgical care for up to 4000 trauma patients, were transported from WHO’s emergency logistical centre in Dubai to Kermanshah province in western Islamic Republic of Iran on 16 November at 10.30am local time.
16 November 2017 – While the military coalition led by Saudi Arabia has partially lifted the recent blockade of Yemen, closure of much of the country’s air, sea and land ports is making an already catastrophic situation far worse. The space and access needed to deliver humanitarian assistance is being choked off, threatening the lives of millions of vulnerable children and families.
14 November 2017 – Diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation. Mobile phones can support diabetes prevention by providing simple tips on good management or prevention, usually around diet, exercise and checking for signs of complications such as diabetic foot complications. WHO has been working with the International Telecommunication Union to help countries like Senegal introduce large-scale mDiabetes services using mobile phones.
13 November 2017 – Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security and development today. For World Antibiotic Awareness week, 13–19 November 2017, WHO and partners will reach out to health professionals, governments, farmers, veterinarians, the food and feed industry, and the public via social media. There are infographics, quizzes, and success stories to raise awareness on antibiotic resistance and the actions we can take.