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23 April 2015WHO Press ConferenceMore than half a million lives are still being lost to malaria each year. On World Malaria Day 2015 (25 April), the World Health Organization is calling for the global health community to urgently address significant gaps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of this preventable disease.
  • Dr Richard Cibulskis, Coordinator, Strategy, Economics and Elimination, WHO Global Malaria Programme
  • Dr Peter Olumese, Medical Officer, Diagnosis, Treatment and Vaccines, WHO Global Malaria Programme
  • Prudence Smith, Communications Adviser, Roll Back Malaria Partnership SecretariatWHO
  • 22 April 2015WHO Press ConferenceJournalists are invited to a press conference to learn more about this year’s World Immunization Week, which takes place from 24-30 April. With the world far off track in progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015, WHO is calling for renewed efforts to get progress back on course.
  • Dr Jean-Marie Okwo-Belé, WHO Director of Immunization, Vaccines and BiologicalsWHO
  • 13 April 2015CCW Press ConferenceLethal autonomous weapons systems
  • Ambassador Michael Biontino of Germany, Chair of the Informal Meeting of Experts on lethal autonomous weapons systemsUNODA
  • 10 April 2015WHO Press ConferenceCaesarean section is one of the most common surgeries in the world, with rates continuing to rise, particularly in high- and middle-income countries. Although it can save lives, caesarean section is often performed when it is not necessary for medical reasons. Additionally, the procedure may put women and their babies at risk of short- and long-term health problems. A new statement from the World Health Organization (WHO) underscores the importance of focusing on the needs of the patient.
  • Dr. Marleen Temmerman, Director, Reproductive Health and Research, WHOWHO
  • 9 April 2015UPU Press BriefingBriefing on the Universal Postal Union’s World Strategy Conference, 13-14 April 2015 (CICG Geneva) – see for information and programme
  • Bishar A. Hussein, UPU Director General
  • Pascal Clivaz, UPU Deputy Director General
  • Representative from Côte d’Ivoire (Conference chair)UNOG
  • 8 April 2015WHO Press ConferenceIn response to lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak, WHO has developed a registry of accredited Foreign Medical Teams (FMTs) – a roster of pre-verified medical teams from around the world ready to deploy at moment’s notice for emergency response. During the Ebola outbreak, WHO has coordinated the deployment of nearly 60 foreign medical teams provided by 40 organizations. In emergency response to the Vanuatu cyclone, WHO has deployed 20 FMTs through this registry
  • Dr. Ian Norton, WHO Project leader, Foreign Medical TeamsWHO
  • 8 April 2015UNCTAD Press ConferenceTrade in commodities: challenges and opportunities - 6th Global Commodities Forum - 13-14 April 2015
  • Samuel Gayi - UNCTAD - Chief of the Special Unit on Commodities
  • Kris Terauds - Special Unit on Commodities - EconomistUNCTAD
  • 2 April 2015WHO Press ConferenceWorld Health Day 2015, on 7 April, will draw attention to the issue of food safety. Ahead of the global launch, the World Health Organization will hold a media briefing to outline how globalization and the international reach of the food safety chain offer great opportunities — and threats — for human health, and also provide new figures on foodborne illnesses. The slogan for World Health Day 2015 is “From farm to plate, make food safe.”
  • Dr Kazuaki Miyagishima, Director, WHO Department of Food Safety.
  • 2 April 2015OHCHR Press ConferenceConcluding Observations on Russia, Cambodia, Côte d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Croatia, Monaco
  • Fabian Salvioli (Chair)
  • Yuval Shany
  • Victor Manuel Rodriguez-ResciaOHCHR
  • 1 April 2015Press conference by the African UnionHuman Rights Council twenty-third special session on "the terrorist attacks and human rights abuses and violations committed by the terrorist group Boko Haram”
  • HE. Mr. Pierre BUYOYA, former President of Burundi and High Representative of the African Union for Mali and the Sahel
  • Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Human Rights of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and possibly Benin and
  • the Coordinator of the African Group for questions related to Human RightsUNOG

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