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World Health Organisation Articles


Air pollution linked to child deaths

6th March 2017

WHO reports air pollution linked to 600,000 deaths in children.

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Call for better working conditions for midwives

14th October 2016

WHO and partners call for an end to the lack of respect that can hinder midwives' ability to provide quality of care.

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Countries should act now to reduce deaths from hepatitis

20th July 2016

WHO is urging countries to take action to improve knowledge about viral hepatitis ahead of World Hepatitis Day.

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Head of new Health Emergencies Programme announced

30th June 2016

WHO have announced their new head of Health Emergencies Programme.

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Risk of Zika spread from Olympics 'very low'

15th June 2016

The WHO says there is a very low risk of the Zika virus spreading as a result of the Olympics.

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WHO declares end of Ebola in Guinea

3rd June 2016

WHO declares end of Ebola virus transmission in Guinea as it enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance.

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World Health Assembly opens in Geneva

23rd May 2016

The sixty-ninth World Health Assembly opened by WHO director-general.

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WHO release a World Malaria Day report

25th April 2016

Ambition to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030 could be achieved according to report released by WHO.

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Countries switch to new polio vaccine

18th April 2016

Countries have begun switching to a new polio vaccine in 'milestone' towards eradicating the disease.

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Diabetes now affects one in 11 adults

6th April 2016

The World Health Organisation warns the world is facing an 'unrelenting march' of diabetes.

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