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GENEVA / EBOLA CHILDREN

A new study by the World Health Organization shows that the very youngest Ebola patients, infants, have the highest mortality rate. WHO

26 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / WEST AFRICA VACCINATIONS

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned of a growing risk of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola. It said the threat must be countered by urgently increasing routine immunizations. WHO

20 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / TUBERCULOSIS

Ahead of the World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for global solidarity and action to support a new 20-year strategy which aims to end the global tuberculosis epidemic. WHO

20 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / DEMENTIA

WHO's Director-General said "we do not have a comprehensive and affordable plan for coping with the tidal wave of dementia that is coming our way", stressing "yes, I called it a tidal wave of dementia that is coming our way." WHO

17 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / HEPATITIS B

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued its first-ever guidance for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B, a viral infection which is spread through blood and body fluids, attacking the liver and resulting in an estimated 650 000 deaths each year – most of them in low- and middle-income countries. WHO

12 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA PRESSER

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are combining their forces to help get the current Ebola outbreak down to zero cases in West Africa. The platform also establishes an alert and response infrastructure for future crises. WHO

11 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA VACCINE TRIALS

Clinical trials of a new Ebola vaccine begun this week in the heart of Conakry, capital of Guinea. The first phase of the vaccination campaign includes frontline health care workers who volunteered for the trials. The participants were selected according to a strict protocol.  UNMEER

10 Mar 2015 | Read More »

EBOLA / VACCINE TRIAL

Based on promising data from initial clinical trials in late 2014, WHO with its partners will launch a Phase III trial in Guinea on 7 March to test the VSV-EBOV vaccine for efficacy and effectiveness to prevent Ebola. WHO

5 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / SUGAR INTAKE

The World Health Organization issued a new guidance recommending adults and children to reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake. WHO

4 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / RECREATIONAL NOISE

The World Health Organization (WHO) said some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs, bars and sporting events. WHO

2 Mar 2015 | Read More »

 

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