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Joint United Nations statement on ending discrimination in health care settings

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:02:00 GMT

The joint UN statement on ending discrimination in health care settings calls for health workers to fulfil their responsibilities, but also to have their rights protected.



Statement from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan on the cholera outbreak in Yemen as suspected cases exceed 200,000

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:03:00 GMT

The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has exceeded 200,000 suspected cases, increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world.



Abuse of older people on the rise – 1 in 6 affected

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:38:00 GMT

Abuse of older people on the rise – 1 in 6 affected



WHO Director-General elect welcomes new funding for polio eradication

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:45:00 GMT

WHO Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomes contributions and pledges of US$1.2 billion for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.



WHO DG-elect on high-level US tour to advance new vision for WHO

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:45:00 GMT

WHO Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is in USA to share his vision for the WHO with global leaders.



Number of suspected cholera cases reaches 100 000 in Yemen

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 21:00:00 GMT

The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen continues to rise, reaching 101 820 with 791 deaths as of 7 June 2017.



WHO updates Essential Medicines List with new advice on use of antibiotics, and adds medicines for hepatitis C, HIV, tuberculosis and cancer

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMT

New advice on which antibiotics to use for common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances is among the additions to the WHO Model list of essential medicines for 2017.



Dr Babatunde Osotimehin

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:00:00 GMT

As Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr Osotimehin was a champion of health for all, but especially for women and adolescent girls.



Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 30 May 2017

Tue, 30 May 2017 22:00:00 GMT

Delegates at the World Health Assembly today came to agreement on vector control, a number of issues related to noncommunicable diseases, as well as chemicals management and WHO reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Delegates welcomed the strategic approach proposed in the Global Vector Control Response (GVCR) 2017-2030. The response aims to prevent epidemics of vector-borne diseases in all countries, reduce the incidence of these diseases by at least 60% and cut mortality rates by at least 75% by 2030.



World No Tobacco Day 2017: Beating tobacco for health, prosperity, the environment and national development

Tue, 30 May 2017 10:30:00 GMT

World No Tobacco Day 2017: Beating tobacco for health, prosperity, the environment and national development