This short video tells what is like to live with dementia, and the impact that the condition can have on family and professional life. It outlines what each of us can do to help people living with dementia. It also emphasizes the role that country leaders can play in improving the lives of people living with dementia today, and in working towards a cure. Over 47 million people live with dementia worldwide. This figure is expected to almost triple by 2050.
On 16-17 March 2015, WHO is bringing together ministers of health and experts from the research, clinical and nongovernmental communities to discuss the global problems posed by dementia.
Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases.The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people. Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. During an outbreak, those at higher risk of infection are health workers, family members and others in close contact with sick people and deceased patients.
Ebola virus disease outbreaks can devastate families and communities, but the infection can be controlled through the use of recommended protective measures in clinics and hospitals, at community gatherings, or at home.
The videos in the playlist were produced in 2014 related to the outbreak in West Africa.