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British actor Idris Elba – whose family is from Sierra Leone – spoke of his commitment to galvanize support for the response & commended health workers who are daily risking their lives on the ground, but said “We need more, we need more people.”

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48852#.VCR5tOeBGEE09-25-2014WHO_Ebola

“Imagine” on September 21, an International World at Peace, a world with climate in harmony with itself, a cure for the 35.6 million worldwide affected by dementia & protection for the elderly affected by dementia from stigmatization, discrimination, victimization, & neglect.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48753#.VB8WGueBHLd

 

Suicide Prevention More than 800,000 suicides each year cross all age, sex, economic, & geographic barriers. In addition to limiting access to means of suicide, the report said other effective measures to reduce deaths include responsible reporting of suicide in the media, such as avoiding language that sensationalizes suicide & avoiding explicit description of methods used.

More than 800,000 suicides each year cross all age, sex, economic, & geographic barriers. In addition to limiting access to means of suicide, the report said other effective measures to reduce deaths include responsible reporting of suicide in the media, such as avoiding language that sensationalizes suicide & avoiding explicit description of methods used.

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UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov said the shame, stigma & discrimination against those with drug-use disorders must end. Those who inject drugs & suffer from hepatitis C or HIV/AIDS need to be treated in same way as all other medical patients.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48358#.U9fg9G9X-ub

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Parasites affect health of millions of people every year, infecting muscle tissues & organs, causing epilepsy, anaphylactic shock, & amoebic dysentery. Some can live on in people’s bodies for decades including those found in pork, fish, fresh produce, fruit juice & milk.

World Elder Abuse Day: Violence & abuse against elderly women, world’s fastest growing demographic group, range from sexual violence, property grabbing, financial abuse & increasingly, extreme violence against older women accused of witchcraft.