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WHO emergency committee on yellow fever to meet on August 30

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's (WHO) emergency committee on deadly yellow fever will meet on Aug. 30 to review outbreaks in Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola, a spokesman said on Tuesday, as a major vaccination campaigns continues.

WHO to Implement New Plan to Fight Malaria in Africa

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) members agreed implementation of a new plan to fight malaria that include gaps in access to available methods, the limited number of interventions available and increasing resistance to medicines and insecticides.

Dr. Donald A. Henderson, Who Helped End Smallpox, Dies at 87

5 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Starting in 1966, Dr. Henderson, known as D.A., led the World Health Organization’s war on the smallpox virus, and achieved success astonishingly quickly.

Donald Henderson, who led effort to eradicate smallpox, dies at 87

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Donald A. Henderson, who headed the World Health Organization vaccination effort that wiped out smallpox in 1977 and later became a U.S. bioterrorism expert, has died from complications following a hip fracture, officials said on Sunday. He was 87. The 1966-1977 smallpox program at first was given...

Michael R. Bloomberg Becomes WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has today named Mr Michael R. Bloomberg, philanthropist and former three-term Mayor of the City of New York, as Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs).

WHO appoints former NY mayor Bloomberg as global health ambassador

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday appointed the philanthropist and former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg as a global health ambassador to help governments tackle chronic diseases such as diabetes, stroke, cancer and heart disease. Bloomberg, who has a track record in public...

Africa Launches Massive Vaccine Campaign To Curb Yellow Fever Outbreak

KINSHASA, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola began one of the biggest ever emergency vaccination campaigns in Africa this week, working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to curb a yellow fever epidemicShow More Summary

Two years ago, Ebola became a public health emergency. Here are 5 lessons for fighting Zika

Two years ago, on Aug. 8, 2014, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) for Ebola. Public health experts have written about the WHO’s slow reaction to Ebola and the weakness of health systems in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the centers of the outbreaks. But there’s a story […]

New WHO Diagnostic Labels Perpetuate Transgender Stigma

The movement of the World Health Organization (WHO) to declassify transgender identity as a mental disorder is simultaneously a step forward in affirming the personhood of gender minority individuals, and a step backward in diagnoses that adequately reflect their health needs. Show More Summary

World Health Organization Moving To Remove Transgender Identity From List Of Mental Disorders

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The World Health Organization (WHO) is moving closer toward declassifying transgender identity as a mental disorder in its global list of medical conditions, reports the New York Times. The update has been approved in committee and is being reviewed for the next edition of WHO’s global guidebook, International Classification of Diseases. “The intention is to... Read more »

Protecting Agaisnt Zika and Other Insect Borne Diseases

With the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the Zika virus an international public health emergency and no vaccine to prevent contracting the virus and no drug to treat it, the best way to not get it is to not get bit by mosquitos. Easier said than done, right? I should know! I’m the one that......

Effectiveness of the WHO cancer pain relief guidelines published by Dove Medical Press

The Journal of Pain Research has published the review "Effectiveness of the World Health Organization Cancer Pain Relief Guidelines: An Integrative Review". read more

WHO Urges Countries to Act Quickly to Decrease Deaths From Viral Hepatitis

World Health Organization (WHO) is urging countries to take rapid action to improve knowledge about the viral hepatitis, and to increase access to testing and treatment services, according to official press release.

Your Risk of Catching Zika at Rio Olympics? It’s ‘Low,’ Says the WHO

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that there’s a “low risk” of people catching or spreading the Zika virus during the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. That assertion was made by Dr. William...Show More Summary

WHO flags key challenges to global HIV response at International AIDS Conference

The World Health Organization is flagging 4 key challenges as the international community meets at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, from 18–22 July 2016. The Organization is highlighting the need to renew attention to HIV prevention, whilst maintaining momentum on scaling up access to HIV treatment. Show More Summary

Morning Showers Can Boost Your Mental Health, Here’s Why

Depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems are serious and widespread. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that over 350 million... The post Morning Showers Can Boost Your Mental Health, Here’s Why appeared first on Lifehack.

Suspected Congo yellow fever cases up 38 percent in last three weeks: WHO

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The number of suspected yellow fever cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo has jumped 38 percent in the last three weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as health officials prepare to launch a vaccination campaign next week.

The CDC and WHO are teaming up to end the 'contagious disease' of child violence

last monthHealth : The Checkup

The World Health Organization and eight partner groups released a game plan for ending violence against children.

Hate Is A Public Health Emergency

The massacre of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12 is the latest manifestation of violence as a public health emergency. A public health emergency, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is "an occurrence or imminent threat of an illness or health condition, caused epidemic... Show More Summary

900 Gazans are still in need of care for injuries sustained in 2014 war

UN: "In early July 2014, the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that Gaza’s struggling health sector was near to collapse due to the severe shortages of medicines, medical disposables and fuel, and the lack of capacity to expand services to meet population needs. Show More Summary

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