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WHO Launches Global Effort to Halve Medication-Related Errors in 5 Years

6 hours 32 min ago
WHO today launched a global initiative to reduce severe, avoidable medication-associated harm in all countries by 50% over the next 5 years.

From coast to coast: Africa unites to tackle threat of polio

Thu, 2017-03-23 12:10
More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize more than 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent.

WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

Tue, 2017-03-21 21:45
World TB Day 2017 – Unite efforts to leave no one behind

WHO rejects false reporting regarding counterfeit medications to Iraq

Sun, 2017-03-19 11:25
WHO rejects erroneous and fabricated reports published on Friday 17 March 2017 in some online media claiming that a spokesperson from the organization made a statement regarding "counterfeit medication donated to Iraq."

The cost of a polluted environment: 1.7 million child deaths a year, says WHO

Sun, 2017-03-05 20:00
More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years, say two new WHO reports.

WHO stresses urgent need for R&D for drug-resistant TB alongside newly-prioritized antibiotic-resistant pathogens

Tue, 2017-02-28 15:45
WHO reaffirms the critical need for research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics to tackle the threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB).

WHO publishes list of bacteria for which new antibiotics are urgently needed

Mon, 2017-02-27 11:00
WHO today published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant "priority pathogens"—a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health.

Statements from previous years

Tue, 2017-02-14 08:45
WHO official statements on health issues.

Twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2015) regarding the international spread of poliovirus

Mon, 2017-02-13 08:35
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, 2017-02-03 10:00
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.

Early cancer diagnosis saves lives, cuts treatment costs

Fri, 2017-02-03 10:00
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, 2017-01-25 06:30
WHO Executive Board announces the names of the 3 nominees for the post of WHO Director–General.

WHO Executive Board announces the names of the 3 nominees for the post of WHO Director-General

Wed, 2017-01-25 06:30
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, 2017-01-24 06:30
WHO Executive Board agrees on an initial short list of candidates to 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, 2017-01-24 06:30
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, 2017-01-24 06:15
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.

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

Tue, 2017-01-24 06:15
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, 2017-01-16 03:45
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.

Joint Statement on Syria

Mon, 2017-01-16 03:45
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.

Health care a casualty of 6 years of war in Syria

Sun, 2017-01-15 08:00
This week the conflict in Syria enters its seventh year. Over the past 6 years access to health services for the civilian population in the country has seriously deteriorated.

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