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Posts Tagged ‘WHO’

Tovia Singer Show – With Friends Like These… [audio]

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Tovia explores Jewish American presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ deep-seated hatred for Israel and laments the absurdity of Israel’s so-called friends supporting a blatantly anti-Israel resolution.

Tovia Singer Show 26May2016- PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

Ebola Reaches Global Milestone

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

The world passed a milestone on Thursday when Ebola killed it’s 10,000th person in the biggest Ebola outbreak ever, according to the World Health Organization.

Moth of the deaths occurred in West Africa.

This Ebola outbreak was first detected in March 2014.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Israeli Ingenuity Helps Stop Spread of Ebola

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Israeli ingenuity is helping to stop the spread of the Ebola virus with a new sterile tent, produced by Israel’s SYS Technologies. At least 5,000 people in eight different countries have died of the disease thus far, out of 10,000 infected during the current outbreak.

The Or Akiva-based SYS Technologies firm specializes in mobile operating theaters and clean air systems. Its new special inflatable isolation tents have already been installed in Guinea, one of the three hardest-hit West African nations.

Other African nations have also purchased the tents in the hopes of halting the spread of the deadly virus.

“There is currently no effective treatment for Ebola, so the principal weapon against it is to isolate the patients so that others aren’t infected,” says Yossi Yonah, who is responsible for marketing the tents.

“Our units are far more readily available than other mobile structures and they are hermetically sealed and protect the surroundings from the patients.”

It takes two weeks for the company to produce and deliver the tents – already inflated – in accordance with the client’s specifications.

Positive pressure technology is used to create the absolutely clear and isolated environment inside the tent, and to maintain the structure. In addition, the company created an incubator-like stretcher for safe transfer of patients to the isolation tents.

Hana Levi Julian

Suspected Ebola Patient Quarantined in Lebanon

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

A man suspected of being ill with the deadly Ebola virus has been placed in quarantine at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Lebanon.

The patient’s test results will not be released until the weekend, according to Health Minister Wael Abu Faour, who told reporters the results would be announced “as soon as they are issued.”

In Israel, drills to prepare staff on ways to deal with potential carriers or patients with Ebola have been carried out at clinics, hospitals and at Ben Gurion International Airport.

The virus currently has 70 percent fatality rate, and has claimed the lives of more than 4,500 victims globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The three hardest-hit nations are all in West Africa: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Because there is a large number of expats living in West Africa, Lebanon is especially at risk for contracting the disease.

The Lebanon Daily Star newspaper quoted a report by radio station Voice of Lebanon that said the quarantined patient is a man in his 20s who had recently arrived from a West African country after a layover in France.

A health ministry source told the newspaper, however, that in the past several months 12 other patients had all tested negative for Ebola, which causes symptoms that are similar to those of malaria and other viruses.

Regardless, Lebanon is taking no chances: Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut has been equipped with new screening equipment to meet the challenge of fighting Ebola.

Upon arrival at the airport, all passengers have already been walking past infrared cameras that allow medical staff to remotely check their temperature and highlight irregularities in their conditions. Similar technology was used during the past SARS outbreak, the newspaper noted.

Passengers arriving from Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo are to be required to complete a form that will determine whether they are carrying symptoms of Ebola. Anyone who appears to be positive for the illness will be immediately transported by ambulance to the hospital from the airport.

Quarantine rooms on the airfield are also being planned.

Hana Levi Julian

Israel Joins International Efforts to Help Prevent Spread of Ebola

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Israel is joining international efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola in Africa, which has been one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history and is currently affecting five West African nations including Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Senegal.

The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs through Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) along with the Ministry of Health’s Public Health Directorate, announced that it would be joining international efforts to prevent Ebola from spreading in African nations not yet affected.

Two Israeli doctors, Dr. Roee Singer from the Ministry of Health and Dr. Pnina Shitrit, a senior physician at Meir Hospital’s infectious diseases department, are departing for Cameroon on Sunday, September 7 for a week-long professional program on preventing infectious diseases. The Israeli doctors will share methods with the local Ministry of Health professional teams and medical staff to prevent infection by the Ebola virus and other infectious diseases.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel is sharing its knowledge in the fields of public health in coordination with the World Health Organization’s efforts to stop the Ebola Virus Disease. Ebola is regarded as one of the world’s deadliest diseases, killing 50 and 90 percent of those infected. More than 660 people have been killed in West Africa and 1,100 people infected during the recent Ebola outbreak.

Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency

UN Health Assembly, Syria, Slam ‘Inhuman Israeli Practices’

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

The annual assembly of the UN’s World Health Organization today adopted a resolution criticizing Israel — in the organization’s only debate on a specific country — with Syria protesting “inhuman Israeli practices” that target “the health of Syrian citizens.” Click here for links to documents.

The WHO resolution against Israel was not yet published, but was likely a copy of last year’s condemnation.

Observers of the world body in Geneva said the annual hypocrisy nevertheless reached a new low this year.

“To see the Assad regime point the finger at Israel out of professed concern for the health of Syrians is, frankly, a sick joke,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of the Geneva-based UN Watch, a non-governmental monitoring group accredited to the UN.

“They’ve slaughtered 80,000 of their own people, and are now busy destroying the lives of millions more. The real question is this: Why is the UN allowing mass murderers to deflect attention from their crimes by scapegoating democracies?”

“A world health assembly should be about Hippocrates, not hypocrisy,” said Neuer.

Syria’s report expressed concern that “the health conditions of the Syrian population in the occupied Golan continue to deteriorate, as a result of the suppressive practices of the Israeli occupation.”

Out of 25 agenda items on the WHO’s conference agenda, all but one address global themes.

The exception, today’s Item No. 20 — entitled “Health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan” — turned a spotlight on one specific country: Israel. No other country in the world — not Mexico, Russia, Syria, or anywhere else — is treated this way.

Despite what’s being said at the UN, the Palestinians’ own health minister recently acknowledged Israel’s extensive medical care for Palestinian children and its training of Palestinian doctors.

The UN debate also failed to mention that only last week, an Israeli hospital saved the life of a four-year-old Syrian girl, in a successful operation for a deadly heart condition.

Jewish Press Staff

Israeli Teens 3rd Happiest Youths in the World

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Israeli teens are the third happiest group of adolescents in the world, according to the findings of the Happiness Index, the results of which will be released later this month by the World Health Organization.

Israel tied for third place with Holland, Iceland and Spain, being outranked only by Armenian and Macedonian kids.

The study showed that 51% of Israeli girls reported being happy, compared to 47% of boys.  Israeli Arabs were even happier than their Jewish counterparts, with 55% of girls and 47% of boys saying they are happy.

Ironically, Israeli teens also ranked as the fifth angriest group of adolescents in the world, ranking behind Turkey, Greece, Romania, and Armenia.

Countries with the lowest happiness rankings are Turkey, Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, and Canada.

The WHO research was compiled over four years and across 34 countries.

Malkah Fleisher

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