Author Archives: WHO News

Number of suspected cholera cases reaches 100 000 in Yemen

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

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WHO updates Essential Medicines List with new advice on use of antibiotics, and adds medicines…

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.

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Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 29 May 2017

Delegates at the World Health Assembly have reached new agreements on dementia; immunization; refugee and migrant health; substandard and falsified medical products, and the world drug problem.

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Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 26 May 2017

World Health Assembly focused on implementation of the International Health Regulations, and improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis.

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WHO Travel to Support Programme Work

Travel is an essential aspect of WHO’s global health work– convening experts for collective decision-making on health interventions or traveling experts anywhere in the world that requires technical assistance for global health.

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

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

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World Health Assembly elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as new WHO Director-General

World Health Assembly elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as new WHO Director-General

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Seventieth World Health Assembly update

WHA approved the Organization’s proposed programme budget of US$ 4421.5 million for the biennium

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Seventieth World Health Assembly opens in Geneva

In her final opening address to the World Health Assembly as Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan offered some advice to delegates “as you continue to shape the future of this Organization”.

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More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year, nearly all #preventable

More than 3000 adolescents die every day, totalling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from WHO and partners.

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Major research funders and international NGOs to implement WHO standards on reporting clinical…

Some of the world’s largest funders of medical research and international non-governmental organizations today agreed on new standards that will require all clinical trials they fund or support to be registered and the results disclosed publicly.

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Almost half of all deaths now have a recorded cause, WHO data show

WHO is concerned by the chronic shortage of funding for life-saving work in Somalia in response to the ongoing drought that has plunged the country further towards famine, disease, and health insecurity.

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Statement on Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

WHO has been informed of a cluster of illness and deaths including haemorrhagic symptoms in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north of DRC. On 11 May, the Ministry of Health informed WHO that of 5 laboratory samples tested for Ebola virus, 1 tested positive.

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WHO calls for immediate action to save lives in Somalia

WHO is concerned by the chronic shortage of funding for life-saving work in Somalia in response to the ongoing drought that has plunged the country further towards famine, disease, and health insecurity.

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