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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:38:00 GMTA new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:00:00 GMTSix candidates have been proposed by Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the position of WHO Director-General.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:38:00 GMTWorld leaders today signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMTThe Presidents of France and South Africa today called for urgent investments globally to create new jobs in the health sector in order to prevent a projected shortfall of 18 million health workers primarily in low- and lower-middle-income countries, and help countries to maximize the social and economic benefits of increased health employment.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 15:38:00 GMTA major part of the largest emergency vaccination campaign against yellow fever ever attempted in Africa has been completed, with more than 7.7 million people vaccinated in record time in the city of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This has been accomplished through an extraordinary network of partnerships and collaborations.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:13:00 GMTThe fourth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) on Zika and microcephaly convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus was held by teleconference on 1 September 2016, from 13:15 to 15:45 Central European Time.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:57:00 GMTThe second meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) regarding yellow fever was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) by teleconference on 31 August 2016, from 13:00 to 17:30 Central European Time.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:38:00 GMTNew guidelines for the treatment of 3 common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were today issued by WHO in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:20:00 GMTReviewing data on wild poliovirus, the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) expressed grave concern over 2 new cases of polio in Nigeria, and commended progress made in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMTA WHO emergency health team arrived 19 August 2016 in Maiduguri State to assess and respond to the health needs of 800 000 people in north eastern Nigeria, formerly held by militant insurgency groups. WHO is scaling up its emergency response activities, together with partners, to assist hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need of health services. More than half of the health facilities in Borno State, the area most severely affected, are not functioning.