IAEA to organize expert meeting on fighting ‘Zika’ mosquitoes

IAEA to organize expert meeting on fighting ‘Zika’ mosquitoes

5 February 2016

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.

Read more →

News Centre

Top Stories and News

4 February 2016
India Joins the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Read more →
4 February 2016
World Cancer Day: Montenegro Improves Early Breast Cancer Detection Read more →
3 February 2016
Nuclear Technique Can Help Control Disease-Transmitting Mosquitoes Read more →
3 February 2016
Supporting Central America: Director General Amano Visits El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala Read more →

Videos

3 February 2016

A Cancer Survivor’s Tale

A Cancer Survivor’s Tale

Photo Essays

A New Solution for the Disposal of Low-level Radioactive Waste View Essay →


On 24 September 2015, irradiated liquid highly enriched uranium (HEU) fuel was removed from a research reactor at the Radiation and Technological Complex in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The following pictures document the removal operation from the reactor hall to the airplane at Tashkent International Airport carrying the fuel to Russia.  (Photo S. Tozser/IAEA)

Route to Security: Removing HEU Fuel from a Research Reactor in Uzbekistan View Essay →


<br /><br />
Today is World Science Day for Peace and Development. Established by UNESCO in 2001, this day is set out to demonstrate why and how science is relevant to our daily lives. This year’s theme on ‘Science for a Sustainable Future’ highlights the essential role of science and scientific research in meeting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
<br /><br />
Here’s a look at a few different areas where nuclear science and technology and the IAEA can contribute to sustainable solutions for development problems many people face every day across the globe.

Science for a Sustainable Future View Essay →


The clothes industry is a major source of income for many countries. But before textiles can be turned into garments, they need to be dyed. Wastewater from dyeing processes is leading to environmental pollution.  The IAEA supports the use of a radiation technology to address this issue.

E-Beam Treatment for Wastewater View Essay →


Audio

Training the Medical Staff Listen to Podcast →


Soil agriculture

Protecting the Soil Listen to Podcast →


Arming the Veterinarians Listen to Podcast →


Isotopes for Diagnosis

Isotopes for Diagnosis Listen to Podcast →


Topics in Focus

Radioactive Waste Management
IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety
Cancer Care and Control
Nuclear Power
Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Nuclear Security: New Directions for 21st Century

Last update: 5 February 2016