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2009-04-16 14:41:06

Thursday, the United Nations warned that the global economic crisis could make 100 million more people hungry as it wipes out jobs in poorer countries. "The evidence that we have, still anecdotal, is that the problem is starting up," said David Nabarro, a UN Assistant Secretary General and coordinator of a task force on global food security. "The figure and estimate that has been put on the number of new hungry that are likely to result from the crisis by the Food and Agriculture...

2007-02-10 11:21:12

UNITED NATIONS - Experts suspect the current spread of bird flu in Asia, Africa and Europe is mainly a result of trade in infected live birds rather than transmission through wild birds, the U.N. official coordinating the global fight against avian influenza said Friday. Dr. David Nabarro said investigators looking into the cause of a bird flu outbreak at a commercial turkey farm in Britain are now focusing on a possible link with the transfer of partly processed birds from a farm in...

2006-03-08 16:30:00

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS -- Bird flu, already spreading across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is expected to jump across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas within a year, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday. "It is certainly within the next six to 12 months. And who knows, we've been wrong on other things, it could be earlier," said Dr. David Nabarro, coordinator of the U.N. drive to contain the pandemic in birds and prepare for its possible jump to humans. He predicted...

2006-01-30 15:15:00

By Thomas Atkins DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - The United Nations is considering using "flu-casters," modeled on television weather forecasters, to publicize vital information if a global flu pandemic strikes. They could broadcast latest developments from emergency-response facilities at the U.N.'s World Health Organization in Geneva, according to David Nabarro, the U.N.'s top influenza coordinator. "The flu-casters would draw out the maps and keep people engaged at regular...

2006-01-28 18:15:00

By Thomas Atkins DAVOS, Switzerland -- The United Nations is considering using "flu-casters," modeled on television weather forecasters, to publicize vital information if a global flu pandemic strikes. They could broadcast latest developments from emergency-response facilities at the U.N.'s World Health Organization in Geneva, according to David Nabarro, the U.N.'s top influenza coordinator. "The flu-casters would draw out the maps and keep people engaged at regular intervals ... beaming it...

2006-01-27 05:40:00

By Thomas Atkins DAVOS, Switzerland -- Scientists are investigating whether a lower mortality rate for people infected with bird flu in Turkey signals that the virus is becoming less deadly in humans, a top U.N. official said on Friday. The senior U.N. coordinator for avian and human influenza, David Nabarro, said preliminary signs show that fewer people infected with avian influenza in Turkey have died than in previous cases in East Asia. "We are watching very closely to see how the disease...

2006-01-16 09:31:04

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - The senior U.N. coordinator for avian and human influenza will press for $1.5 billion to be pledged at a donor conference opening on Tuesday, arguing that the battle against the bird flu is far from over. The World Bank aims to raise $1.2 billion at the conference in Beijing to battle a virus that has killed 79 people since late 2003, according to World Health Organization (WHO) figures, but David Nabarro said he would like to see more. "To be...

2006-01-16 09:24:49

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - The senior U.N. coordinator for avian and human influenza will press for $1.5 billion to be pledged at a donor conference opening on Tuesday, arguing that the battle against the bird flu is far from over. The World Bank aims to raise $1.2 billion at the conference in Beijing to battle a virus that has killed 79 people since late 2003, according to World Health Organization (WHO) figures, but David Nabarro said he would like to see more. "To be...

2006-01-11 16:45:00

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - International donors will need to contribute about $1.4 billion to finance the next phase of the global campaign against bird flu at a conference next week in Beijing, a top U.N. official said on Wednesday. Dr. David Nabarro, senior coordinator for avian influenza at the United Nations, said he was optimistic delegates to the January 17-18 meeting in China would pledge the full amount. But this was just "the beginning," he said, stressing that future...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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