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Director General Yukiya Amano
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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3 February 2016 News Story

Supporting Central America: Director General Amano Visits El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala

A country doesn’t necessarily need to have nuclear power plants to benefit from the peaceful applications of nuclear technology. This is the case in El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala, which all use nuclear technology extensively in areas like medicine, water management and agriculture.

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1 February 2016 News Story

Call for Papers: 3rd IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Knowledge Management

Would-be presenters have until 28 February to submit their papers to participate in the Third International Conference on Nuclear Knowledge Management to be held at the IAEA in Vienna 7-11 November 2016.

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U Peace Amano
28 January 2016 News Story

IAEA to Strengthen Cooperation with Costa Rica: Director General Amano

While the IAEA may be best known for its work in helping to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, its mandate and impact go beyond non-proliferation.

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27 January 2016 News Story

A Day with “Dr Dammi”: Nuclear Medicine in Action in Sri Lanka

“Don’t sit down, this isn’t a lecture,” the doctor cries. As the medical students jump to their feet, she tells them: “We’re in a clinic. You need to get close to the patient.”

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