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Twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2015)…

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.

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Early cancer diagnosis saves lives, cuts treatment costs

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.

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Joint Statement on Syria

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.

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Tobacco control can save billions of dollars and millions of lives

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.

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Final trial results confirm Ebola vaccine provides high protection against disease

Final trial results confirm Ebola vaccine provides high protection against disease

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WHO celebrates achievements in 2016, despite global health challenges

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

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

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.

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Dr Halfdan T. Mahler, WHO’s third Director-General, dies at 93

WHO is saddened by the death of Dr Halfdan T. Mahler on XX December 2016. Dr Mahler served as Director-General of WHO from 1973-1988.

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Full impact of devastated health services in north-eastern Nigeria revealed by WHO report

Full impact of devastated health services in north-eastern Nigeria revealed by WHO report

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WHO steps up response in Aleppo and demands that health personnel be protected

WHO steps up response in Aleppo and demands that health personnel be protected

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Malaria control improves for vulnerable in Africa, but global progress off-track

WHO’s World Malaria Report 2016 reveals that children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa have greater access to effective malaria control.

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New WHO data portal to help track progress towards universal health coverage

To mark Universal Health Coverage Day, the World Health Organization today launched a new data portal to track progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) around the world.

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UN, international health and development agencies to promote environmentally and socially…

UN, international health and development agencies to promote environmentally and socially responsible procurement of health commodities

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9th Global conference on health promotion: Global leaders agree to promote health in order to…

Leaders from governments and United Nations organizations, city chiefs, and health experts from around the world today made 2 landmark commitments to promote public health and eradicate poverty.

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