United Nations Agencies (UNICEF (United Nations International Children'…
United Nations Agencies
WHO (World Health Organisation)
The WHO was founded on 7 April, 1948
According to the about us page on the WHO website, it claims that it is the world's directing authority on health care. The WHO assists all member states, not depending on whether there is a physical WHO location present.
One of the projects that the WHO has is related to the Bangladesh Rohingya crisis. It is currently monitoring 728 786 people for disease as well as tracking 1.3 million people for health aid.
More Information on the Bangladesh Rohingya Crisis
WHO has the job of preventing outbreaks. One of the examples of this is their current role in preventing the Ebola outbreak , the current number of cases including definite and probable ones is 752. The WHO has taken responsibility to set up response cells which integrate surveillance, prevent infection and control, communication and vaccination
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
The UNFPA was established as a trust fund in 1967 and began operations in 1969.
UNFPA is the United Nations Agency for sexual and reproductive health. It's purpose is to support nations in creating a world where every pregnancy is desired, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
An example of how UNFPA has been active in Laos is by enabling the citizens of Laos of having the power to choose the number, timing and spacing of the children they bring into the world and their families. These actions can be linked to the decrease in the lower fertility rate and the birth mortality rate depending on the provinces of Laos.
Another example of how UNFPA is active would be that it is currently educating youths in Myanmar about causes, affects and possible treatments for AIDS/HIV.
UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund)
UNICEF was created by the United Nations General Assembly on the 11th of December, 1946.
UNICEF was created to provide emergency access to healthcare and food for children living in countries that were heavily effected after World War 2. It currently shares the same purpose in helping children globally reach the standards of life they deserve (access to proper healthcare, food, education and safety). They provide development assistance and prioritize their funding to help the children in the most severe situations.
UNICEF worked with the Government of Lao PDR and development partners to provide essential support and implement services to around 6,331 people, including children, affected by the floods in Attapeu province (Southern Laos).
This is a great example of how this agency took in our local region.
Another example of UNICEF taking action is during the Ebola crisis spreading throughout Africa. They were advocates for the issue, teaching people about hygiene and behavior to prevent the disease from spreading.