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Seventieth World Health Assembly opens in Geneva

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:00:00 GMT

In her final opening address to the World Health Assembly as Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan offered some advice to delegates "as you continue to shape the future of this Organization".



WHO travel to support programme work

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:01:00 GMT

Travel is an essential aspect of WHO’s global health work-- convening experts for collective decision-making on health interventions or traveling experts anywhere in the world that requires technical assistance for global health.



Major research funders and international NGOs to implement WHO standards on reporting clinical trial results

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:01:00 GMT

Some of the world's largest funders of medical research and international non-governmental organizations today agreed on new standards that will require all clinical trials they fund or support to be registered and the results disclosed publicly.



Almost half of all deaths now have a recorded cause, WHO data show

Wed, 17 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT

WHO is concerned by the chronic shortage of funding for life-saving work in Somalia in response to the ongoing drought that has plunged the country further towards famine, disease, and health insecurity.



More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year, nearly all preventable

Tue, 16 May 2017 06:00:00 GMT

More than 3000 adolescents die every day, totalling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from WHO and partners.



WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti travels to Kinshasa to discuss Ebola outbreak response

Sat, 13 May 2017 18:32:00 GMT

The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti today visited Kinshasa (DR Congo) to discuss with national authorities and partners ways to mount a rapid, effective and coherent response in order to stop the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

The visit follows notification by the DRC Government of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Likati health zone, Bas Uele Province, in the northern part of the country bordering Central African Republic. The Likati health zone is around 1400 kilometers from the capital. As of today, 11 suspected cases including 3 deaths have been reported.



Statement on Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Fri, 12 May 2017 18:32:00 GMT

WHO has been informed of a cluster of illness and deaths including haemorrhagic symptoms in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north of DRC. On 11 May, the Ministry of Health informed WHO that of 5 laboratory samples tested for Ebola virus, 1 tested positive.



WHO calls for immediate action to save lives in Somalia

Thu, 11 May 2017 10:15:00 GMT

WHO is concerned by the chronic shortage of funding for life-saving work in Somalia in response to the ongoing drought that has plunged the country further towards famine, disease, and health insecurity.



Speed management key to saving lives, making cities more liveable

Fri, 05 May 2017 09:30:00 GMT

Managing speed, a new report from WHO, suggests that excessive or inappropriate speed contributes to 1 in 3 road traffic fatalities worldwide.



WHO to begin pilot prequalification of biosimilars for cancer treatment

Thu, 04 May 2017 09:40:00 GMT

his year WHO will launch a pilot project for prequalifying biosimilar medicines, a step towards making some of the most expensive treatments for cancer more widely available in low- and middle-income countries.