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Thousands of lives at risk as Gaza public hospitals face fuel and electricity crisis

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:05:00 GMT

Increasing power cuts and shortages of fuel are creating an impending crisis for Gaza’s 14 public hospitals, threatening the closure of essential health services which would leave thousands of people without access to life-saving health care.

WHO Director-General’s statement to high-level pledging event for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:50:00 GMT

Nearly 19 million people in Yemen are in desperate need of assistance. This is a country that has been battered by conflict for more than two years. This is a country that, before the conflict intensified, was already extremely vulnerable following years of poverty, political unrest, and weak rule of law.

Since the conflict intensified, some 325 attacks have been verified on health facilities, schools, markets, roads, and other infrastructure, added to the challenges and the population’s many causes of misery.

Prevent malaria - save lives: WHO push for prevention on World Malaria Day, 25th April

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:40:00 GMT

At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, WHO called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives.

New hepatitis data highlight need for urgent global response

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:30:00 GMT

New WHO data reveal that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The WHO Global hepatitis report, 2017 indicates that the large majority of these people lack access to life-saving testing and treatment. As a result, millions of people are at risk of a slow progression to chronic liver disease, cancer, and death.

Unprecedented progress against neglected tropical diseases, WHO reports

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:01:00 GMT

WHO reports remarkable achievements in tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) since 2007. An estimated 1 billion people received treatment in 2015 alone.

Radical increase in water and sanitation investment required to meet development targets

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT

Countries are not increasing spending fast enough to meet the water and sanitation targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), says a new report published by WHO on behalf of UN-Water – the United Nations inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater-related issues, including sanitation.

WHO alarmed by use of highly toxic chemicals as weapons in Syria

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:50:00 GMT

WHO is alarmed by serious reports of the use of highly toxic chemicals in an attack in Khan Shaykhun, southern rural Idleb, Syria.

"Depression: let’s talk" says WHO, as depression tops list of causes of ill health

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 01:45:00 GMT

The goal of the campaign "Depression: let’s talk" is that more people with depression, everywhere in the world, seek and get help.

WHO launches global effort to halve medication-related errors in 5 years

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:30:00 GMT

WHO today launched a global initiative to reduce severe, avoidable medication-associated harm in all countries by 50% over the next 5 years.

From coast to coast: Africa unites to tackle threat of polio

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:10:00 GMT

More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize more than 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent.