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11 February 2016 Press Release

IAEA to assist Latin American and Caribbean countries in early detection of Zika virus

Responding to requests for urgent assistance, the International Atomic Energy Agency will provide nuclear-derived early detection tools and training support to help Latin American and Caribbean countries rapidly identify cases of the Zika virus, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said today.

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10 February 2016 News Story

“We Can I Can”: Joining Forces to Win the Global Battle Against Cancer

The critical need for bold action against cancer was highlighted at an IAEA high-level panel on 9 February to mark World Cancer Day. This commemoration each year is an opportunity for the world to unite and raise its voice against the growing burden of cancer.

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9 February 2016 News Story

New E-learning Module: Basics of Radiation and Radiation Emergencies

Did you know that radiation was all around us? Or that lost radioactive sources were among the most common types of radiation emergencies? Get the facts about radiation and radiation emergencies by checking out the IAEA’s new online learning module.

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8 February 2016 News Story

Newcomer Countries Face Common Challenges in Nuclear Infrastructure Development

Countries embarking on a nuclear power programme need to ensure that the development of their legal, regulatory and support infrastructure keeps pace with the construction of the power plant itself. This is the only way to ensure that the programme proceeds in a safe, secure and sustainable way...

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5 February 2016 News Story

IAEA to Organize Expert Meeting on Fighting ‘Zika’ Mosquitoes

In response to the Zika outbreak in Latin America, the IAEA will organize a meeting of experts to review the use of nuclear techniques for the control of mosquitoes that carry the virus, Director General Yukiya Amano said in Mexico City on Thursday.

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Yukiya Amano
4 February 2016 Statement

IAEA Director General’s Message on World Cancer Day

Improving cancer control in developing countries is an enormous challenge, and one we must do our best to meet. There are now positive signs that the international community is taking this challenge seriously.

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4 February 2016 News Story

World Cancer Day: Montenegro Improves Early Breast Cancer Detection

Breast cancer is by far the most frequent cancer among women, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Early diagnosis is key to effective treatment, and can prevent deaths in many cases. Montenegro, a country where breast cancer is one of the most frequent causes of mortality, is working with the IAEA to strengthen early breast cancer detection and diagnosis.

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3 February 2016 News Story

Nuclear Technique Can Help Control Disease-Transmitting Mosquitoes

Countries from around the world are showing increased interest in the use of the sterile insect technique (SIT) to suppress the populations of mosquitoes that transmit, among others, the Zika virus, said Aldo Malavasi, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications.

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Director General Yukiya Amano


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