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Cholera update in Yemen

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:22:00 GMT

News update: New cases of cholera and cholera-related deaths, 23 October 2016

Update: Election process for the new WHO Director-General

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT

Curricula vitae and related information is now available for the 6 candidates proposed by Member States of WHO for the position of WHO Director-General.

WHO and partners call for better working conditions for midwives

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:38:00 GMT

WHO and partners are calling for an end to the discrimination, harassment and lack of respect that hinder midwives’ ability to provide quality care to women and newborns.

WHO report warns global actions and investments to end tuberculosis epidemic are falling far short

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:38:00 GMT

New data published by WHO in its 2016 "Global Tuberculosis Report" show that countries need to move much faster to prevent, detect, and treat the disease if they are to meet global targets.

WHO urges global action to curtail consumption and health impacts of sugary drinks

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:38:00 GMT

11 October 2016 | Geneva – Taxing sugary drinks can lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay, says a new WHO report.

Investing in early childhood development essential to helping more children and communities thrive, new Lancet Series finds

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 15:38:00 GMT

An estimated 43 percent—249 million—of children under five in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) are at an elevated risk of poor development due to extreme poverty and stunting, according to findings from The Lancet’s new Series, Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale.

WHO calls for immediate safe evacuation of the sick and wounded from conflict areas

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:22:00 GMT

Calling for the immediate and safe evacuation of the sick and wounded from all affected areas in Syria

Discrimination and negative attitudes about ageing are bad for your health

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:38:00 GMT

New analysis by WHO shows that negative or ageist attitudes towards older people are widespread. They also negatively affect older people’s physical and mental health.

WHO releases country estimates on air pollution exposure and health impact

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:38:00 GMT

A new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits.

Election process for the new WHO Director-General

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Six candidates have been proposed by Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the position of WHO Director-General.

Member States proposed the following candidates: