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WHO reports two new human cases of avian influenza A (H7N9) in China

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TweetThe World Health Organization said on Tuesday that two new cases of avian influenza A (H7N9) have been confirmed in China. The cases were confirmed by the Centre for Health Protection and the National Health and Family Planning Commission of … Read More »

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WHO reveals first treatment guide for hepatitis C

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Tweet The World Health Organization issued on Wednesday its first treatment guide for hepatitis C, which affects between 130 million and 150 million people worldwide and causes at least 350,000 deaths every year. “The WHO recommendations are based on a … Read More »

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WHO provides update on Ebola virus in West Africa

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Tweet The World Health Organization announced on Saturday that the Ministry of Health of Guinea has reported 143 cases of Ebola virus disease, including 86 deaths. New cases have been reported from Conakry, Guekedouand Macenta. Reports of infected healthcare workers … Read More »

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WHO Director-General Chan encourages focus on vector-borne disease during World Health Day

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Tweet World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan said on Monday that vector-borne diseases are a problem across the world, and deserve special attention in order to keep them under control. Chan spoke in honor of World Health Day. She said … Read More »

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WHO delegates meet to share concerns, pledge assistance to immunize Europe

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TweetThe World Health Organization said on Thursday that 46 Member States met on March 18-20 to discuss the current state of vaccine-preventable diseases, and set a plan for immunization in the European Region. Members who had led successful immunization programs … Read More »

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WHO focuses on vector-borne diseases for World Health Day 2014

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TweetThe World Health Organization on Wednesday announced its “Small bite, big threat” campaign that aims to educate about vector-borne illness during World Health Day on April 7. WHO said more than one million people die every year from malaria, dengue, … Read More »

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WHO certifies 11 countries as polio-free

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TweetThe United Nations World Health Organization announced on Thursday that 11 countries in Asia that host a combined quarter of Earth’s population are certified as polio-free. The announcement marks the fourth of six WHO regions to be certified polio-free and … Read More »

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World Health Organization releases influenza update

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TweetThe World Health Organization released an update on influenza on March 24 that revealed influenza activity around the world continues to decline, except for influenza B, which increased in some areas. FluNet reporting was completed between Feb. 23 and March … Read More »

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Chan says reform is needed for post-2015 healthcare

WHO addresses health challenges in Syria

WHO provides update on human cases of avian influenza in China

WHO vaccinates 115,000 children against measles in CAR

New atlas maps unmet need for palliative care worldwide

More than 40 human H7N9 flu cases confirmed in China this year

WHO Director-General Chan attributes WHO success to specialization

WHO calls for EOI in Round 6 Malaria RDT Testing Programme

WHO delivers more than 125 tons of medical supplies to Syria

WHO learns of new MERS-CoV case in UAE

WHO, partners begin measles campaign in CAR

WHO calls for funding for health initiatives in South Sudan

WHO announces two new cases of MERS-CoV

WHO calls for increase in funding to fight malaria

WHO confirms hepatitis E virus in Tanzania

WHO to assist in mass polio immunization campaign in Middle East

WHO Emergency Committee decides MERS-CoV is not Public Health Emergency

WHO estimates 26 million lives can be saved through immunization efforts

Children in Philippines receive vaccines against polio, measles

WHO reports three new MERS-CoV cases and two deaths

WHO issues new recommendations for adolescents with HIV

WHO launches polio and measles vaccine campaign in Philippines

Two new cases of MERS-CoV confirmed in Kuwait

WHO reports new confirmed cases of cholera in Mexico