News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Ebola, Gaza-Israel conflict, Day of the Disappeared

New Zealand Red Cross Newswire

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Ebola epidemic

New Zealand Red Cross nurses in Sierra Leone describe the realities of nursing in an Ebola epidemic - assessing patients over a fence 1.5 metres away, under layers of hot protective equipment.

Blog: Nursing in Ebola country

New Zealand Red Cross has deployed a third nurse to Sierra Leone to join an international Red Cross team responding to the Ebola crisis. In addition to the international medical teams, Red Cross has almost 3,000 trained volunteers from the most affected villages, and to date has had no cases of contamination. This can be attributed to a strict adherence to protocol and high level of discipline in field activities.

Press release: New Zealand Red Cross nurses to help with Ebola crisis

Gaza-Israel conflict
New Zealand Red Cross nurse, Erin O’Connor, is off to Gaza to support three trauma hospitals. Another New Zealand nurse Gail Corbett is already in Gaza.
TV3 coverage: Kiwi nurse packs for Gaza

International Day of the Disappeared – 30 August 2014

This day gives us a chance to recognise the numbers of people still missing through conflict, disaster and migration - and show solidarity with their families who remain in limbo waiting to clarify the fate of their loved ones. The New Zealand Red Cross Restoring Family Links service works to restore and maintain contact between family members and clarify the fate of persons reported missing.

Contact us for interviews or click here for more information.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Photos: Inside The Christchurch Arts Centre Rebuild

Lady Pippa Blake visited Christchurch Arts Centre chief executive André Lovatt, a 2015 recipient of the Blake Leader Awards. The award celebrated Lovatt’s leadership in New Zealand and hisand dedication to the restoration of the Arts Centre. More>>

Running Them Up The Flagpole: Web Tool Lets Public Determine New Zealand Flag

A School of Design master’s student is challenging the flag selection process by devising a web tool that allows the public to feed their views back in a way, he says, the current government process does not. More>>

ALSO:

Survey: ‘The Arts Make My Life Better’: New Zealanders

New Zealanders are creative people who believe being involved in the arts makes their lives better and their communities stronger. Nine out of ten adult New Zealanders (88%) agree the arts are good for them and eight out of ten (82%) agree that the arts help to improve New Zealand society. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Reprieve For Te Papa Press

Following its review of the role of Te Papa Press, Te Papa has committed to continue publishing books during the museum’s redevelopment, Chief Executive Rick Ellis announced yesterday. More>>

Law Society: Sir Peter Williams QC, 1934 - 2015

“Sir Peter was an exceptional advocate. He had the ability to put the defence case for his clients with powerful oratory. His passion shone through in everything he did and said.” Mr Moore says Sir Peter’s lifelong commitment to prison reform was instrumental in ensuring prison conditions and the rights of prisoners were brought to public attention. More>>

ALSO:

CTU: Peter Conway – Family Statement

Peter committed his whole working life to improving the lives of working people, both in unions and, more recently, as the Economist and Secretary of the Council of Trade Unions. He was previously Chair of Oxfam New Zealand and was on the Board of NZ Trade and Enterprise. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news