In response to the rapid Ebola outbreak, a new joint response plan was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and west African countries affected by the outbreak.“The scale of the Ebola outbreak, and the persistent threat it pose…s, requires WHO and Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to take the response to a new level,” said WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan. The plan identifies the need for several hundred more personnel to be deployed in affected countries as well as outlines the need to increase preparedness systems in neighbouring nations and strengthen global capacities.  Read more: http://j.mp/1xGC02Z

In response to the rapid Ebola outbreak, a new joint response plan was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and west African countries affected by the outbreak.

“The scale of the Ebola outbreak, and the persistent threat it pose…s, requires WHO and Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to take the response to a new level,” said WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan.

The plan identifies the need for several hundred more personnel to be deployed in affected countries as well as outlines the need to increase preparedness systems in neighbouring nations and strengthen global capacities.

Read more: http://j.mp/1xGC02Z

World Breastfeeding Week is underway! The week is celebrated every year in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. The World Health Organization(WHO) recommends exclusive breas…tfeeding starting within one hour after birth until a baby is six months old. Nutritious complementary foods should then be added while continuing to breastfeed for up to two years or beyond. Learn more at: http://j.mp/1rLK0Og

World Breastfeeding Week is underway!

The week is celebrated every year in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

The World Health Organization(WHO) recommends exclusive breas…tfeeding starting within one hour after birth until a baby is six months old. Nutritious complementary foods should then be added while continuing to breastfeed for up to two years or beyond.

Learn more at: http://j.mp/1rLK0Og

Human trafficking is one of the most lucrative businesses in the world, generating billions of dollars while destroying millions of lives. It trades in the most precious commodity — human beings.

Marking this week’s World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the latest in the “UN Stories” video series, “Italy: Breaking The Slave Trade,” tells one woman’s story.

Ahead of September’s ‪#‎Climate2014 Summit, Ban Ki-moon visited a wind farm in Nicaragua this week to highlight the country’s “forward-looking” energy policy as he arrived on an official visit to discuss how the United Nations and the Central American nation can work together in promoting peace and sustainable development.

He then traveled to Costa Rica where, in addition to riding a bike to promote one of the greener forms of transport, he lauded the country as a model in sustainable development and protecting human rights.

Information on the Summit is here.