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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.



WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:45:00 GMT

World TB Day 2017 – Unite efforts to leave no one behind



WHO rejects false reporting regarding counterfeit medications to Iraq

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:25:00 GMT

WHO rejects erroneous and fabricated reports published on Friday 17 March 2017 in some online media claiming that a spokesperson from the organization made a statement regarding "counterfeit medication donated to Iraq."



Health care a casualty of 6 years of war in the Syrian Arab Republic

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

This week the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic enters its seventh year. Over the past 6 years access to health services for the civilian population in the country has seriously deteriorated.



The cost of a polluted environment: 1.7 million child deaths a year, says WHO

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 01:00:00 GMT

More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years, say two new WHO reports.



WHO stresses urgent need for R&D for drug-resistant TB alongside newly-prioritized antibiotic-resistant pathogens

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:45:00 GMT

WHO reaffirms the critical need for research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics to tackle the threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB).



WHO publishes list of bacteria for which new antibiotics are urgently needed

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:00:00 GMT

WHO today published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant "priority pathogens"—a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health.



Twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2015) regarding the international spread of poliovirus

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:35:00 GMT

The twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the Director General on 7 February 2017.



Early cancer diagnosis saves lives, cuts treatment costs

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:00:00 GMT

New guidance from WHO, launched ahead of World Cancer Day (4 February), aims to improve the chances of survival for people living with cancer by ensuring that health services can focus on diagnosing and treating the disease earlier.



WHO Executive Board announces the names of the 3 nominees for the post of WHO Director-General

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:30:00 GMT

WHO Executive Board announces the names of the 3 nominees for the post of WHO Director–General.