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Suspected cases from Seychelles test negative for plague

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:15:00 GMT

Suspected cases from Seychelles test negative for plague



Dr Mahmoud Fikri

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:58:00 GMT

World Health Organization announces with great sadness the death of Dr Mahmoud M Fikri, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region.



WHO supports the immunization of 874 000 people against yellow fever in Nigeria

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:30:00 GMT

WHO supports the immunization of 874,000 people against yellow fever in Nigeria



Attack on vaccines sets back immunization efforts in eastern Syrian Arab Republic

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:27:00 GMT

The World Health Organization has received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that has destroyed the only vaccines cold room in al-Mayadeen district, Deir Ezzor Governorate.



WHO Director-General Dr Tedros appoints Cook Islands’ Elizabeth Iro as WHO’s Chief Nursing Officer

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:27:00 GMT

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros appoints Cook Islands’ Elizabeth Iro as WHO’s Chief Nursing Officer



Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades: new study by Imperial College London and WHO

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:20:00 GMT

Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades: new study by Imperial College London and WHO



WHO to establish high-level commission on noncommunicable diseases

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:52:00 GMT

WHO Director-General announced today the establishment of a new High-level global Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs).



WHO provides 1.2 million antibiotics to fight plague in Madagascar

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:20:00 GMT

WHO provides 1.2 million antibiotics to fight plague in Madagascar



Partners commit to reduce cholera deaths by 90% by 2030

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:20:00 GMT

An ambitious new strategy to reduce deaths from cholera by 90% by 2030 will be launched tomorrow by the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC), a diverse network of more than 50 UN and international agencies, academic institutions, and NGOs that supports countries affected by the disease.



New WHO leadership team announced

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:15:00 GMT

Dr Tedros, WHO Director-General, announced the senior leadership team.



WHO scales up response to plague in Madagascar

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 09:20:00 GMT

WHO scales up response to plague in Madagascar



Health services must stop leaving older people behind

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 16:55:00 GMT

Health services must stop leaving older people behind



WHO recommends large-scale deworming to improve children’s health and nutrition

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:15:00 GMT

Four species of intestinal worms affect almost a quarter of the world’s poorest and mostly marginalized people. They disrupt people’s ability to absorb nutrients, and impede the growth and physical development of millions of children. Periodic deworming programmes with a single-tablet treatment can drastically reduce the suffering of those infected and protect the 1.5 billion people currently estimated to be at risk.



WHO Statement on Philip Morris funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 12:15:00 GMT

WHO Statement on Philip Morris funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World



Worldwide, an estimated 25 million unsafe abortions occur each year

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:15:00 GMT

Worldwide, an estimated 25 million unsafe abortions occur each year