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“The constitution of the World Health Organization (WHO) notes that 'the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.' Yet WHO withheld, as last year, an invitation ...
India: India Takes On Malaria In Its Highest Burden States; World Health Organization (WHO). Last Updated: 19 April 2018. Article by Singh & Associates · Singh & Associates. Your LinkedIn. Connections at Firm ...

From 6-8 April, renewed and intensive violence was reported in Duma city resulting in many civilian deaths and injuries. Reports include sustained airstrikes and shelling on Duma, the killing of civilians, the destruction of civilian infrastructure, and attacks against several health facilities: o On 7 April, Duma ...
Since mid December 2017, viral headlines have made the astonishing announcement that, in the words of the New York Post, the World Health Organization recently declared that medical marijuana has no health risks. While most experts agree that cannabis in general carries few serious health risks for ...
5 April 2018 | Geneva - On 7 April, World Health Day, the World Health Organization marks its 70th anniversary. Over the past 7 decades, WHO has spearheaded efforts to rid the world of killer diseases like smallpox and to fight against deadly habits like tobacco use. This year, World Health Day is dedicated to one of WHO's ...
In 2016, the International Agency for Research on Cancer — the cancer agency of the World Health Organization — moved coffee off its “possible carcinogen” list. The lawsuit was brought under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, passed by voters in 1986. It allows private citizens, ...

With a grossly underfunded health sector grappling to meet the needs of 1.3 million Rohingyas in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, the World Health Organization (WHO) has appealed to the international community to contribute generously to enable appropriate and timely health services to this highly vulnerable ...
The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) hosted in shelters has decreased by 35% (from 75,417 IDPs since the opening of the shelters to 48,926 IDPs on 26 March). There is a significant decrease in the number of IDPs in Adra School (by 67%), Adra Electricity Complex (by 65%), Nashabieyh (by ...
WHO Sierra Leone's 'Annual Report: A Year in Review' documents major milestones, lessons and challenges from our work in the health sector in 2017, achieved following two years of intensive post-Ebola support to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. Together with our government counterparts, ...
The World Health Organization (WHO) is leading the health response, ensuring access to life-saving health services. This report covers the WHO and health partners' response to this humanitarian crisis from January to December 2017, and spans five crucial parts: the Health Cluster, the Minimum Service ...
An improvement in the current situation in the shelters has been reported by health workers in terms of availability of water for personal hygiene and latrines. Acute diarrhea and upper respiratory infections are still the most reported communicable diseases among displaced persons. PUBLIC HEALTH ...
World Health Day 2018 falls on the 70th anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, the United Nations agency set up to handle global public health. The day offers the agency a chance to publicize its 70 years of achievement and a critical need – more health workers, particularly in ...
There is uncertainty over the exact number of displaced people in the shelters, with current estimates ranging between 56,500 -70,850. In anticipation of a new influx of 100,000-150,000 people, new locations for shelters are being identified and rehabilitated to enable comprehensive health service ...
A deadly outbreak linked to tainted food in South Africa is now threatening other African nations, with neighboring Namibia reporting a confirmed case that might be connected, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. In a statement, WHO said it has reached out to 16 countries to help with ...
Abuja — H.E Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki has been named as special advisor to the Independent Advisory Group (IAG) of WHO AFRO, the World Health Organization's presence in Africa. The appointment was made earlier this month by Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, in a move intended ...
On February 15, 2018, the WHO issued new recommendations to establish global care standards for healthy pregnant women and reduce unnecessary medical interventions. The agency said that worldwide, an estimated 140 million births take place every year. Most of these occur without complications for ...
Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki has been named as special advisor to the Independent Advisory Group (IAG) of WHO AFRO, the World Health Organization's presence in Africa. The appointment was made earlier this month by Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, in a move intended to bring Mrs ...

Evacuation of civilians continues through Hush Nasri area, East Ghouta as a humanitarian corridor for civilians set up by the Syrian Arab Army and their allies. The security situation at exit points in remains unpredictable with reported sporadic clashes, exchange of IAF, airstrikes, and significant military ...
The World Health Organisation says a diphtheria outbreak in war-torn Yemen has spread rapidly nationwide and infected more than 1,300 people. The WHO said in a statement that children and young adults account for almost 80 per cent of cases and more than 70 people have died. Diphtheria, first ...
Trustedoctor was presented to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, on February 28, 2018, spawning discussions about how it could be utilized in furthering WHO's mission. Since then, Trustedoctor and TrustedHealth have sought to encourage other organizations to use the virtual ...
NCDC, the World Health Organization and other partners have sent staff to support the institute at Irrua. Kevin Ousman – a WHO expert in Infection Prevention Control – is working with healthcare workers to ensure that the infection does not spread within the health facility. “We have identified what we think are some very ...
The World Health Organization (WHO) will launch a review relating to the potential dangers of plastic in drinking water. The review, the BBC reported Thursday, will look into research on both the impact and spread of microplastics. The news comes in the wake of a report by Orb Media that discovered the ...
The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to launch a review of reports that microplastic contaminants were found in popular bottled water brands — including Aquafina, Dasani, and San Pellegrino. Orb Media, a nonprofit journalism organization, commissioned scientists at the State University of New ...
The World Health Organization is to launch a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water. It will assess the latest research into the spread and impact of so-called microplastics - particles that are small enough to be ingested. It comes after journalism organisation Orb Media found plastic ...
North-east Syria, much of which was under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), was the focus of intense fighting in 2017. Health care services in all three north-eastern governorates1 were severely disrupted, leaving civilians caught up in the conflict more vulnerable than ever.
The World Health Organization recently updated their blueprint for research that lists the diseases most likely to cause a global pandemic that could kill millions. Along with hemorrhagic viruses like Ebola and mosquito-borne diseases like Zika, they added a mysterious new condition: "Disease X." Disease ...
(CNN) -- The World Health Organization included "Disease X" in its most recent global plan for accelerating research and development during health emergencies like the Ebola, SARS or Zika epidemics. The strategy and preparedness plan, known as the 2018 R&D Blueprint, was published last month.
FILE - Disease X isn't yet known to exist, but health officials recognize that the next big outbreak could come from a virus they've not yet encountered, so they want to be ready. ducation Images/UIG via Getty Images. X. - A A +. Listen. The World Health Organization (WHO) has added a mystery disease to a ...
UNITED NATIONS, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Mar, 2018 ):The World Health Organization (WHO), a U.N. agency, has launched new guidelines on the role that tobacco product regulations can play in saving lives by reducing the demand for tobacco and tobacco products " estimated to kill over ...
The World Health Organization (WHO) occasionally releases a list of pathogens that they are prioritizing in their research and development. Through a carefully thought out process, experts highlight “diseases that pose a public health risk because of their epidemic potential and for which there are no, ...
(CNN) The World Health Organization included "Disease X" in its most recent global plan for accelerating research and development during health emergencies like the Ebola, SARS or Zika epidemics. The strategy and preparedness plan, known as the 2018 R&D Blueprint, was published last month.
The World Health Organisation [WHO] has put scientists and health workers around the globe on alert for a new and potentially deadly pathogen - Disease X. Each year the Geneva-based organisation, which is charged with monitoring and safeguarding world health, convenes a high-level meeting of ...
The World Health Organization's Internal Oversight Services (IOS), which also serves UNAIDS and is one of nearly two dozen U.N.-affiliated investigative bodies, then launched an investigation. The account of the episode reproduced in the IOS report make it sound like a classic he-said, she-said scenario.
The World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office in Libya delivered two Mechanical ventilators with all their accessories to the Alaafia Hospital in Houn city, one was delivered in December 2017 and the other one last week. These neonatal ventilators will support the Gynaecology and Obstetrics ...
The World Health Organization plans to include Gaming Disorder (link is external) in the upcoming International Classification of Diseases (link is external) (ICD-11). The contentious debate of whether or not to include the diagnosis persists beyond the WHO's decision. International scholars seem to agree ...
The World Health Organization plans to include Gaming Disorder (link is external) in the upcoming International Classification of Diseases (link is external) (ICD-11). The contentious debate of whether or not to include the diagnosis persists beyond the WHO's decision. International scholars seem to agree ...
So it makes sense that the World Health Organization recently moved to define a disease called “gaming disorder” and add it to its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), a epidemiological dictionary of known diseases. But not everyone agrees with the decision. Multiple video game lobbying groups ...
In February, the World Health Organization released a set of 56 recommendations in a report called Intrapartum Care for a Positive Childbirth Experience. One key recommendation is to allow a slow labor to continue without trying to hurry the birth along with drugs or other medical interventions. The paper ...
A few months after the World Health Organization (WHO) announced plans to officially recognize "gaming disorder" as a mental health issue in the beta draft of its upcoming 11th International Classification of Diseases, 36 mental health professionals and academics have announced their opposition, the ...
When Eigil Rosegar Poulsen first heard about the controversy over the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination in Denmark, he became quite upset. Still, the debate sparked a desire to share his story. In 2010 Eigil lost his wife, Trine, to cervical cancer—a disease caused by the HPV virus—leaving him to raise their three ...
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Yemen's cholera epidemic could escalate in the next couple of months. Although the spread of the disease has been contained since its outbreak in 2016, expected rainfall in the coming months could lead to a surge in cholera cases, according to the ...
Every year, the World Health Organization commissions an expert committee identify the most threatening infectious diseases of the upcoming year. The idea is to prioritize research and development on diseases and pathogens that pose a major risk to global health, but lack effective treatments or vaccines ...
On 14 February 2018, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of one case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N4) virus. This is the first human case of avian influenza A(H7N4) infection to be reported worldwide.
Measles has rebounded in the WHO European Region. The disease affected 21 315 people and caused 35 deaths in 2017, following a record low of 5273 cases in 2016. The WHO Regional Office for Europe has released new data for 2017 one day ahead of a health ministerial meeting on immunization in ...
The World Health Organization was founded on the principle that all people should be able to realize their right to the highest possible level of health. “Health for all” has therefore been our guiding vision for more than seven decades. It's also the impetus behind the current organization-wide drive to support countries in ...
To enhance outbreak response efforts, the government worked with the European Union Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Health Organization (WHO), securing 2.2 million doses of the Oral Cholera ...
The World Health Organization's (WHO) cancer agency is firmly defending its finding that a widely used herbicide is "probably carcinogenic" despite reports cited by key House lawmakers. The International Agency for Research on Cancer's (IARC's) unwavering stance was publicly revealed yesterday by ...
At the United Nations Climate Change conference of parties (COP23) held in Bonn in November 2017, Arnold Schwarzenegger said “I want the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to come up with a rule that no one is allowed to talk about climate change without talking about health.” Climate ...
Faith Ireye, the World Health Organization's Edo State Coordinator, accompanies Nafissa. They arrange for an ambulance to pick up the boys and ask the family to provide the names of the deceased patients' contacts within the community. “Contact tracing is the bedrock of infectious disease outbreak control. If contact ...
Since 11 March, the UN estimates more than 50,000 people have left East Ghouta. UN teams have been visiting collective shelters (Dweir, Adra, Herjelleh, Electricity, Najha, Nashabiyeh, Kherbet Al Ward) in Rural Damascus where people who have left East Ghouta are staying. All of the shelters are well ...


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