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WHO calls for universal health care across the globe on World Health Day

"Good health allows children to learn and adults to earn, helps people escape from poverty, and provides the basis for long-term economic development."

2019.04.08.

Irish missionary’s work featured in high-profile British papers

Sr Kate Costigan works on the five-year ‘Test and Treat’ project, which aims to test up to 300,000 people and treat up to 20,000, including an estimated 2,000 children.

2018.07.25.

Make malaria prevention a priority for UN World Health Day

Malaria is a preventable and treatable. Worldwide, between 2000 and 2015, the incidence of malaria fell by 37%

2018.04.06.

No more ‘Holy Smokes’ as Pope Francis stubs out cigarette sales

No profit can be legitimate if it puts lives at risk, says the announcement of Vatican cigarette sales ban

2017.11.13.

Irish aid worker in Yemen appeal

Over half a million suspected cholera cases and twenty million people in need of aid in beleaguered state.

2017.08.18.

Pakistani state funeral for Catholic nun who made fighting leprosy her life’s work

It is the first time that a Catholic has received this honour in the predominantly Muslim country.

2017.08.11.

Bishop Crean chides the world for ignoring East Africa crisis

Over 24 million people currently rely on food aid in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya due to a combination of drought and conflict.

2017.06.21.

Tribute to Cuan Mhuire’s role in breaking tide of addiction

“Today in Cuan Mhuire, there is a message of hope. Addiction need not be the last word. We can do something about it” - Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2016.09.13.

World Health Organisation slow to respond to Ebola

“People at WHO were aware that there was an Ebola outbreak that was getting out of control by spring…and yet, it took until August to declare a public health emergency.”

2015.11.24.

Liberia declared ‘Ebola-free’

Monumental achievement for a country that reported the highest number of deaths in the largest, longest and most complex outbreak of Ebola since it first emerged in 1976.

2015.05.14.

Heroism & heartache for Irish doctors fighting Ebola

"We have left our families who we won’t see again until after Christmas. Some of us have made a will for the first time..." writes young Irish doctor.

2014.12.05.

Bishop calls for an effective road safety policy

On World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims Dr McDaid recalls the 160 people have lost their lives on Irish roads so far this year.

2014.11.17.

Irish nun concerned about Sierra Leone Ebola crisis

Missionary 'grounded' in Ireland while Ebola rages in West Africa fundraises to help those she ministers to.

2014.10.23.

UN Secretary General to meet Pope today

Ban Ki-moon and Pope Francis to discuss fight against poverty and inequality.

2014.05.09.
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