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Joint Statement on Syria

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:45:00 GMT

DAVOS, Switzerland – While efforts to fully implement a ceasefire in Syria continue, we again appeal for immediate, unconditional, and safe access to reach the children and families who are still cut off from humanitarian aid across the country.



Tobacco control can save billions of dollars and millions of lives

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:00:00 GMT

Policies to control tobacco use, including tobacco tax and price increases, can generate significant government revenues for health and development work, according to a new landmark global report from WHO and the National Cancer Institute of the United States of America.



Final trial results confirm Ebola vaccine provides high protection against disease

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:30:00 GMT

Final trial results confirm Ebola vaccine provides high protection against disease



WHO calls for urgent resumption of medical evacuations from besieged east Aleppo

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 22:10:00 GMT

The World Health Organization is calling for medical evacuation of the sick and injured from east Aleppo to be resumed as quickly as possible. Almost 200 patients were safely transferred to hospitals in western rural Aleppo, Idlib and Turkey before all evacuations were aborted this morning, leaving many more in need of medical care stranded.



WHO celebrates achievements in 2016, despite global health challenges

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:10:00 GMT

WHO Director-General, Dr Chan's end of the year statement for 2016



Dr Halfdan T. Mahler, WHO’s third Director-General, dies at 93

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:10:00 GMT

WHO is saddened by the death of Dr Halfdan T. Mahler on XX December 2016. Dr Mahler served as Director-General of WHO from 1973-1988.



Full impact of devastated health services in north-eastern Nigeria revealed by WHO report

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:30:00 GMT

Full impact of devastated health services in north-eastern Nigeria revealed by WHO report



WHO steps up response in Aleppo and demands that health personnel be protected

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 15:10:00 GMT

WHO steps up response in Aleppo and demands that health personnel be protected



Malaria control improves for vulnerable in Africa, but global progress off-track

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 01:00:00 GMT

WHO’s World Malaria Report 2016 reveals that children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa have greater access to effective malaria control.



New WHO data portal to help track progress towards universal health coverage

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 09:15:00 GMT

To mark Universal Health Coverage Day, the World Health Organization today launched a new data portal to track progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) around the world.