Hours after the Kakhovka dam in Ukraine was destroyed, causing widespread floods, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that cholera and other waterborne diseases posed a risk, while the humanitarian agency CARE warned of landmine explosions. The Kakhovka dam is located on river Dnipro in the city of Nova Kakhovka, in the Kherson region of […] Continue reading ->
In a strong statement against the ongoing Russian aggression in Ukraine, the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution condemning the violence and calling for an immediate halt to Russian attacks on health facilities. Russia and Syria floated a resolution that made no mention of the Russian aggression, and which failed to find any support among […] Continue reading ->
Three days into the World Health Assembly (WHA), the health emergency caused by Russia’s fifteen-month invasion of Ukraine looks set to become a dominant issue at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) top decision-making body for a second consecutive year. Over 140 Russian missiles and drones have rained down on Ukraine’s energy, civilian and medical infrastructure […] Continue reading ->
Spinal cord injuries, brain damage, burns, limb amputations and complex limb trauma are some of the new rehabilitation challenges caused by the war in Ukraine, Dr Volodymyr Golyk, a World Health Organization (WHO) officer dealing with disability and rehabilitation in Ukraine, told a WHO Europe media briefing on Tuesday. Prior to the war, Ukrainians already […] Continue reading ->
On the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the international community is grappling with how to hold Russia accountable for war crimes, while many Ukrainians are struggling mentally and physically.  “Ukraine is a crime scene,” Karim Khan, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), told a United Nations (UN) session on the war in […] Continue reading ->
On the eve of the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has approved an additional $10.32 million in emergency funding to maintain essential HIV and tuberculosis (TB) services in Ukraine. The funds are earmarked for HIV and TB treatment, prevention and care, including for internally […] Continue reading ->