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Setting new standards: Food safety counterparts and stakeholders gather in Chile to establish a network that will address global concerns
19 May 2016 | Twenty-eight food safety scientists from around the world have met on 18-22 April in Santiago, Chile for the first coordination meeting of an interregional food safety technical cooperation (TC) project supported by the Joint FAO/IAEA Division. Read more»
New rules: IAEA updates healthcare professionals on the newest radiation protection requirements
19 May 2016 | Following Member State requests to stay abreast of any newly-established radiation protection guidelines, the IAEA organized a comprehensive, regional training course aimed at professionals involved in the fields of radiotherapy. Read more»
IAEA Invites Students to Learn Nuclear Science Through Play
12 May 2016 | Teachers have reached almost 10 000 students in four Asian countries through a guidebook designed to bring nuclear science and technology closer to young adults. Read more»
Zika Crisis – The IAEA Responds
11 May 2016 | The IAEA is providing nuclear-related technology to countries affected by the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean. After twelve years of research at IAEA laboratories, a pest control technique that uses radiation to sterilize is being transferred to the region where it will be integrated in national mosquito control programmes and further developed. View video»
Malawi signs its second Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2016-2021
10 May 2016 | The Government of Malawi and Mr Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Malawi's Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2016 - 2021 on 26 April 2016. Read more»
Recovering from shock: IAEA supports Ecuador in its recovery efforts following 7.8m earthquake
9 May 2016 | Responding to a request for emergency assistance made by the Government of Ecuador, the IAEA has sent medical and radiological equipment to the areas affected by a recent 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Read more»
Technical tune-up: IAEA supports Pakistan in conducting in-service inspections
5 May 2016 | The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has recently organized a workshop to develop capacities in Pakistan for both pre-service inspection (PSI) and in-service inspection (ISI) of components vital to the safe performance of NPPs. Read more»
Better Together: Regulator and Operator Working Effectively Towards the Safe and Efficient Storage of Radioactive Waste in Serbia
4 May 2016 | A team of IAEA experts who reviewed the latest clean-up activities performed under the Vinča Institute Nuclear Decommissioning (VIND) programme at Serbia’s Vinča site confirmed that the on-site works are progressing well. Read more»
Setting sights, setting sails: IAEA works to improve project design for Small Pacific Island Developing States
4 May 2016 | From 4-8 April in Sydney, Member State participants—who represented Fiji, Marshall Islands and Papua New Guinea—were involved in designing projects and coached in how to conduct situation, stakeholder and problem analyses. Read more»
IAEA Helps Repair Libya’s Only Radiotherapy Machine for Cancer Care
3 May 2016 | The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has helped repair Libya’s only operational radiotherapy machine after a long outage, enabling it to resume essential cancer care for hundreds of patients every month. Read more»
African Scientists Learn about Nuclear Research Reactors First Hand in South Africa
3 May 2016 | For the first time, scientists from across Africa have come together to learn about the diverse uses of research reactors at an IAEA course earlier this year in Pelindaba, South Africa. Read more»
Africa to Intensify Cancer Control through Cancer Registries
29 April 2016 | Collecting patients’ data in a comprehensive national registry is key to improved and effective cancer care in Africa. Read more»
Leveraging nuclear techniques to better understand body composition
29 April 2016 | In light of the growing dimensions of the global nutrition challenge, the IAEA recently organized a coordination meeting, held from 11 to 15 April, to develop a roadmap toward a comprehensive evaluation of the impact of programmes aimed at addressing both MAM and SAM. Read more»
IAEA Helps Earthquake-Hit Ecuador With Medical X-Ray Equipment
26 April 2016 | Responding to a request for emergency assistance, the IAEA will send X-ray equipment and provide training to help doctors in Ecuador cope with the aftermath of an earthquake that killed more than 600 people and injured thousands. Read more»
Thirty Years of IAEA Support to Help Mitigate the Consequences of the Chernobyl Accident
26 April 2016 | In the wake of the world’s most serious nuclear accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant 30 years ago, the IAEA played central role in coordinating international response including assistance through its Technical Cooperation Programme to reduce the impact of the disaster and mitigate its consequences. Read more»
On the Trail of Zika: Participants at an IAEA training course learn to detect Zika virus using a nuclear derived technique
26 April 2016 | More than thirty doctors, epidemiologists, microbiologists and laboratory technicians from Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa learned how to use a nuclear-derived technique to detect the Zika virus during IAEA training courses this month. Read more»
Permanent Secretary of Jamaica’s Ministry of Energy addresses meeting on the cradle to grave control of radioactive sources
25 April 2016 | Mrs Hilary Alexander, the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology for Jamaica, joined the Director General of the IAEA, Mr. Yukiya Amano, in inaugurating the First Coordination Meeting of an ongoing technical cooperation project. Read more»
First Ladies Commit to Action and Leadership on Cancer Control
21 April 2016 | The first ladies of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) renewed their commitment to expanded cancer prevention and control at a special session held on the sidelines of the 13th OIC Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. Read more»
Asian Experts Discuss Responsible Uranium Production, Reduction of Waste
20 April 2016 | Uranium mining in Asia is on the rise as new nuclear power plants come online to help power the region’s growing economy. Read more»
Scientists Learn to Detect Zika Virus Using Nuclear-Derived Technique
14 April 2016 | More than thirty doctors, epidemiologists, microbiologists and laboratory technicians from Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa learned how to use a nuclear-derived technique to detect the Zika virus during IAEA training courses this month. Read more»
Understanding radioactive sources and managing their disposal
12 April 2016 | Radioactive sources are used around the world in the medical, energy production, industrial and agricultural fields. However, due to the potentially harmful effects of ionizing radiation, these sources must be controlled and managed effectively throughout their lifecycle. View photo essay»
Albania renews its commitment toward fighting cancer with support from the IAEA
12 April 2016 | Mr Artur Lama, Director of the Minister of Health’s Cabinet, signed on 1 April 2016, on behalf of the Minister of Health of Albania, H.E. Mr Ilir Beqaj, a fourth amendment to a pre-existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the IAEA and the Government of Albania. Read more»
Coordination leads to recuperation: Latin American counterparts meet to strengthen capacities in cancer diagnosis and treatment
11 April 2016 | In March this year, a project coordination meeting took place at IAEA headquarters in Vienna, aiming to identify unexpected challenges and to explore future opportunities in expanding access to training for specialists in the field of radiotehrapy in response to the rising incidence of cancer in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Read more»
IAEA Advises Lithuania on Project Risks of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning
8 April 2016 |The ongoing initiative to decommission Lithuania’s Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP), set to last another two decades, should include plans for potential project risks to ensure that future costs and scheduling remain realistic, according to an IAEA-led expert mission that concluded today. Read more»

Setting high standards: IAEA workshop receives international accreditation ahead of its launch
08 April 2016 | An upcoming IAEA technical cooperation workshop on the application of PET/CT and SPECT in the diagnosis and treatment of non-communicable diseases has received international accreditation from the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) and the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Read more»
IAEA Director General Highlights Importance of Technical Cooperation in Jamaica
7 April 2016 | Nuclear safety, nuclear security and peaceful uses of nuclear technology were among the topics covered by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano in a presentation at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, this week. Read more»
IAEA Trains Experts to Use Diagnostic Tools for Quick Zika Detection
5 April 2016 | Press Release| Over 35 participants from 26 countries will be trained at the IAEA laboratories this month in the use of a nuclear-derived technique to quickly and accurately detect the Zika virus. Read more»
Aligning uranium mining to Sustainable Development Goals: The value-addition state of mind
01 April 2016 | Participants at a regional technical cooperation (TC) training course on uranium exploration and mining, held 22-26 February 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have examined connections between the Sustainable Development Goals and uranium exploration and mining. Read more»
Quality in quantity: 80 participants receive training in designing TC Projects
24 March 2016 | , 50 participants and an additional 30 observers have recently attended a sub-regional workshop in Bangkok, Thailand, from 23 to 26 February, to learn more about the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) and its application in the development and implementation of IAEA TC projects. Read more»
Latin American and Caribbean countries gather to strengthen capacities in cancer diagnosis and treatment
23 March 2016 | The first coordination meeting of a recently-launched technical cooperation project, entitled “Taking Strategic Actions to Strengthen Capacities in the Diagnostics and Treatment of Cancer with a Comprehensive Approach,” is currently taking place at IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Read more»
Laboratory Built for Radiological Emergencies now Supports Cancer Research
21 March 2016 | A laboratory in Lithuania built to help deal with radiological emergencies is getting a second life in cancer research. Read more»
IAEA supports upgrade and use of a CERD accelerator in Nigeria
15 March 2016 | After the Government of Nigeria requested the IAEA’s support in developing its capacities in ion beam analysis, the Agency launched two projects, consecutively, through its technical cooperation (TC) programme. Read more»
IAEA Board of Governors Approves 2.3 Million Euro Project to Help Combat Zika
8 March 2016 | A new 2.3 million euro initiative will help countries in Latin America and the Caribbean fight the Zika virus with a nuclear technique that has been used to suppress various insect pests, the IAEA Board of Governors decided today.  Read more»
Making coordinated progress: National Liaison Officers (NLOs) and National Representatives (NRs) gather in Vienna to enhance the delivery of the TC programme in Asia & the Pacific
07 March 2016 | Fifty-four National Liaison Officers and National Representatives from 36 Member States and territories in the Asia and the Pacific region met recently at the IAEA’s Vienna Headquarters, from 22—25 February 2016. Read more»
Infant and young child nutrition on the agenda of the IAEA
04 March 2016 | The IAEA is supporting its Member States in the Asia and the Pacific region to ensure the healthy growth of young children through an ongoing regional project which aims to inform decision-makers on the effectiveness of breastfeeding promotion campaigns. Read more»
Nepal signs a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2016-2021
02 March 2016 | HE Mr Gajendra Kumar Thakur, Secretary of Nepal’s Ministry of Science and Technology, and Mr Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, have signed Nepal’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2016 - 2021 on 29 February, 2016. Read more»
With IAEA support, the Intercontinental Nuclear Institute invites applications to its 2016 edition
29 February 2016 | This year, under its Peaceful Uses Initiative, the IAEA will support the participation of 25 fellows in the Intercontinental Nuclear Institute's 2016 edition. Read more»
Prevention is better than the cure: Latin American countries discuss Aedes aegypti control measures
26 February 2016 | At a meeting this week organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Brasilia, Brazil, representatives from 18 Latin American countries met to review vector control options as Zika outbreaks continue to rise in the region. Read more»
IAEA Helps Brazil Step up the Fight Against ‘Zika’ Mosquitoes
23 February 2016 | The IAEA will facilitate the transfer of a gamma cell irradiator to Brazil to help the country’s battle with the Zika virus, the Agency announced at an expert meeting in Brasilia today. It could, in a few months, help scale up the production of sterile male mosquitos to be released in selected areas of the country mostly affected by the current Zika virus outbreaks. Read more»
IAEA and Dubai Health Authority sign Practical Arrangement to build capacities in nuclear medicine
23 February 2016 | The IAEA and the Dubai Health Authority are now working together to develop and enhance the IAEA Curricula for Nuclear Medicine Professionals (ICNMP), a state-of-the-art training programme. Read more»
Awards for excellence: IAEA counterparts in Cameroon recognized for their work to improve national food security
17 February 2016 | With the support of the IAEA technical cooperation programme, Professor Bayemi Pogue received the ‘Golden Lion of Scientific Excellence,’ a special grand prize presented by the President of the Republic of Cameroon. Read more»
IAEA commemorates World Cancer Day 2016 with a series of engaging events
16 February 2016 | In commemoration of World Cancer Day 2016, the IAEA organized a series of engaging, informative and entertaining events to build awareness and sensitivity around the subject of cancer. Read more»
Strengthening radiation protection programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean
16 February 2016 | The Minister of Health of Nicaragua, Ms. Sonia Castro, and the IAEA’s Director General, Mr. Yukiya Amano, have attended the opening ceremony of a workshop in Managua to assess occupational radiation protection in the region, and to strengthen radiation safety programmes. Read more»
New beginnings: 21 students begin their Master Programme in Medical Physics (MPMP) at the ICTP
12 February 2016 | Through an ongoing, interregional TC project, a new group of students are given the opportunity, every two years, to become TC Fellows and to enroll in the Master’s Programme in Medical Physics (MPMP) at both the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the Trieste University. Read more»
Staying on track: IAEA and UAE monitor, evaluate and review ongoing projects, together
10 February 2016 | With the aim of maintaining the progress already achieved, two IAEA experts and 25 representatives of various UAE government agencies recently convened in Abu Dhabi to attend a workshop on TC project monitoring and evaluation methodologies and tools. Read more»
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»
World Cancer Day: Montenegro Improves Early Breast Cancer Detection
4 February 2016 | 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. Read more»
Nuclear Technique Can Help Control Disease-Transmitting Mosquitoes
3 February 2016 | 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. Read more»
Supporting Central America: Director General Amano Visits El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala
3 February 2016 | 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. Read more»
A Cancer Survivor’s Tale
3 February 2016 | Chalani Jayarathne was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. She was successfully treated with radioactive iodine at the Peradeniya Nuclear Medicine Unit in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. The IAEA's TC programme has been supporting this facility for over 40 years, through the provision of equipment and professional training. View video
Joining forces: IAEA and partners gather to mark World Cancer Day 2016
03 February 2016 | This year, the IAEA has organized a series of informative and interactive events between 3 and 9 February to mark World Cancer Day 2016. Read more»
IAEA to Strengthen Cooperation with Costa Rica: Director General Amano
28 January 2016 | 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. Read more»
A Day with “Dr Dammi”: Nuclear Medicine in Action in Sri Lanka
27 January 2016 | “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.” Read more»
Training in Texas: IAEA and Texas A&M build capacities in managing water-cooled reactors
20 January 2016 | The Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University recently hosted a two-week International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) interregional training course that familiarized participants with the physics and technology behind water-cooled reactors. Read more»
Prevention is better than cure: IAEA increases radiation safety awareness through a national seminar
07 January 2016 | The IAEA held a national seminar for nuclear regulators on safety and the regulatory control of radiation sources as part of Seychelles’ annual Safety Week, held in 2015 from 16–20 November. Read more»



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