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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.



WHO Executive Board agrees on an initial short list of candidates to the post of WHO Director-General

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:30:00 GMT

WHO Executive Board agrees on an initial short list of candidates to the post of WHO Director-General



Mahmoud Fikri appointed as Regional Director for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:15:00 GMT

WHO's Executive Board, currently holding its 140th session in Geneva, has appointed Dr Mahmoud Fikri, from United Arab Emirates (UAE) as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO), following his nomination by the Regional Committee for EMRO in October last year.



Joint Statement on Syria

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:45:00 GMT

DAVOS, Switzerland – While efforts to fully implement a ceasefire in Syria continue, we again appeal for immediate, unconditional, and safe access to reach the children and families who are still cut off from humanitarian aid across the country.



Tobacco control can save billions of dollars and millions of lives

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:00:00 GMT

Policies to control tobacco use, including tobacco tax and price increases, can generate significant government revenues for health and development work, according to a new landmark global report from WHO and the National Cancer Institute of the United States of America.



Final trial results confirm Ebola vaccine provides high protection against disease

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:30:00 GMT

Final trial results confirm Ebola vaccine provides high protection against disease



WHO calls for urgent resumption of medical evacuations from besieged east Aleppo

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 22:10:00 GMT

The World Health Organization is calling for medical evacuation of the sick and injured from east Aleppo to be resumed as quickly as possible. Almost 200 patients were safely transferred to hospitals in western rural Aleppo, Idlib and Turkey before all evacuations were aborted this morning, leaving many more in need of medical care stranded.



WHO celebrates achievements in 2016, despite global health challenges

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:10:00 GMT

WHO Director-General, Dr Chan's end of the year statement for 2016