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WHO sees high risk from Kenya cholera outbreak

GENEVA (Reuters) - An outbreak of cholera in Kenya poses a high risk to the region and a moderate threat globally, the World Health Organization said on Friday, after delegates at two international conferences were hit.

HIV drug resistance could undermine progress in AIDS battle: WHO

LONDON (Reuters) - Rising levels of resistance to HIV drugs could undermine promising progress against the global AIDS epidemic if effective action is not taken early, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Drug-Resistant HIV Is On the Rise

In a new report, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns that resistance to the drugs used to treat HIV is on the rise. According to the latest WHO HIV Drug Resistance report, six out of 11 countries surveyed reported that more than 10% of people who are starting antiretroviral therapy in their country have a…

Tobacco industry blocking anti-smoking moves: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - The tobacco industry continues to subvert government attempts to prevent tobacco-related deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday in a fresh call to counter corporate lobbying and litigation.

Global health price tag could be $371 billion a year by 2030, WHO says

LONDON (Reuters) - Meeting life-saving global health targets by 2030 could require investments by donors and national governments of up to $58 per person per year, or $371 billion annually, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

Nearly 13 million infants weren’t vaccinated in 2016

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

New estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have found that 12.9 million infants, or nearly 1 in 10, around the world didn’t receive any vaccinations in 2016. Consequently, these infants missed the first dose of the combined vaccine against diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3),...

New Mosquito Net Thwarts Mosquitoes Resistant to Existing Insecticides

BASF, the giant German chemical company, is reporting that the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a recommendation for the firm’s new Interceptor G2 insecticide-treated mosquito net. According to BASF, this is important because this is the “first WHO recommendation for a product based on a new insecticide class in more than 30 years.” The chemistry […]

BASF unveils new class of insecticide for malaria prevention

(BASF Aktiengesellschaft) BASF has received a recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for Interceptor G2, a long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito net based on chlorfenapyr. Chlorfenapyr is a completely new insecticide class for combating mosquitoes for public health. Show More Summary

BASF unveils new mosquito net in battle against malaria

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A new mosquito net made by German chemicals company BASF has been recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), containing a new class of insecticide that the company hopes will aid the fight against mala...

Nations that cannot fight tobacco industry should raise taxes, says WHO

World Health Organization says many governments have neither funds nor expertise to take on big tobacco companies African nations whose attempts to regulate cigarettes are increasingly bogged down in the courts by wealthy tobacco companies should impose high taxes to deter people from developing a smoking habit, the World Health Organization says. Show More Summary

Gonorrhoea is Becoming Untreatable, World Health Organization (WHO) Warns

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Geneva (dpa) – Gonorrhoea infections are rising, but doctors are running out of antibiotics that can fight the increasingly resistant bacteria causing the sexual disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday. Two-thirds of the c… Read The post Gonorrhoea is Becoming Untreatable, World Health Organization (WHO) Warns appeared first on Towleroad.

Gonorrhea Getting Smarter: Bacteria Is Evolving to Become ‘Impossible to Treat,’ WHO Warns

World Health Organization says decreased condom use and increased travel is leading to drug-resistant gonorrhoea

Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea is on the rise: World Health Organization

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Antibiotic resistance is causing gonorrhea to become harder and sometimes impossible to treat, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).        

Untreatable gonorrhoea 'superbug' spreading around world, WHO warns

World Health Organization tells of ‘very serious situation’ after confirming three known cases where all antibiotics were ineffective The World Health Organization has warned of the spread of totally untreatable strains of gonorrhoea...Show More Summary

WHO warns of imminent spread of untreatable superbug gonorrhoea

2 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable "superbug" strains of gonorrhoea which they are likely to be spreading to others through sex, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

WHO Advised to Revise Its Post-Vaccination Philosophy

New Delhi 4 July 2017. Two leading doctors have urged the World Health Organization (WHO) to urgently revise its new methodology to classify adverse events following immunization (AEFI). Jacob Puliyel, a pediatrician and member of the National Technical Advisory Group...

Yemen's cholera death toll rises to 1,500: WHO

ADEN (Reuters) - The death toll from a major cholera outbreak in Yemen has risen to 1,500, Nevio Zagaria, the World Health Organization's (WHO) representative in Yemen, said on Saturday, and appealed for more help to put an end to the epidemic.

Dr Tedros takes office as WHO Director-General

1 July 2017 | GENEVA – Today, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus takes office as Director-General of the World Health Organization. The Director-General is WHO's chief technical and administrative officer and oversees the policy for the Organization's international health work.

California adds Monsantos glyphosate to list of chemicals known to cause cancer

Ever since the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed Monsanto’s glyphosate — a key ingredient in its Roundup weed killer — to be "probably carcinogenic,” the agrochemical giant has fought back with a vengeance. After California’s Office...Show More Summary

WHO hopes Yemeni cholera outbreak is half done at 218,000 cases

3 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

GENEVA (Reuters) - A major cholera outbreak in Yemen may have reached the halfway mark at 218,798 cases as a massive emergency response has begun to curb its spread two months into the epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

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