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Evaluating implementation of the World Health Organization’s Strategic Approach to strengthening sexual and reproductive health policies and programs to address unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion

We conducted a process evaluation to assess how the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Strategic Approach to strengthening sexual and reproductive health policies and programs (“the SA”) was used in 15 countries t...

Ending TB means investing in R&D

(Burness) This week, as health ministers, diplomats and other representatives meet to discuss tuberculosis (TB) at the World Health Organization (WHO) Ministerial Conference in Moscow, millions of people are suffering from the disease. The governments around the world can and must end this suffering through a major and sustained investment in TB research and development (R&D).  

WHO’s antimicrobial guidelines: Protest and applause

A recent publication on the responsible use of antibiotics by the World Health Organization (WHO) has led to a mixed bag of responses all over the world.

Glyphosate Not Associated with Cancer

In March of 2015 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization (WHO), published their assessment on glyphosate, Monsanto’s popular weedkiller, classifying it as 2a – a probable carcinogen. This was like red meat to the anti-GMO crowd, and even sparked class action suits against Monsanto and may lead […]

WHO warns that more people will die if ports in Yemen do not reopen to humanitarian aid

9 November, 2017 – For the fourth consecutive day, the World Health Organization’s operations in Yemen have been severely hampered due to the closure of all land, sea and air ports.

WHO seeks new director for cancer agency facing U.S. scrutiny

2 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking a new leader for its France-based cancer research agency to replace the current director, Chris Wild, from January 2019.

Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals, WHO urges farmers

2 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

LONDON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization urged farmers on Tuesday to stop using antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals because the practice fuels dangerous drug-resistant superbug infections in people.

Study Examines the Effectiveness of Popular Fruit and Vegetable Wash Methods

Pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides have received a lot of media attention lately – and for good reason. Many are toxic to humans, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), especially in large amounts. But what about the residue...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Congressional committee questions operation of WHO cancer agency

3 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

LONDON, (Reuters) - Two influential U.S. Congressmen have asked the World Health Organization's cancer agency to get ready to testify about its work assessing if substances cause cancer, citing concerns about its "scientific integrity".

Management of pregnancy at and beyond 41 completed weeks of gestation in low-risk women: a secondary analysis of two WHO multi-country surveys on maternal and newborn health

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends induction of labour (IOL) for women who have reached 41 completed weeks of pregnancy without spontaneous onset of labour. Many women with prolonged pregnancy and/...

Global measles deaths fall, but elimination goals far off

4 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

LONDON (Reuters) - Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 worldwide last year for the first time, to 90,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international agencies said on Thursday.

What drove the WHO to make Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador?

The new head of the World Health Organization caused a backlash by handing Zimbabwe's despotic leader a role. Why did he make such a misstep, wonders Luke Allen

Facing Global Outrage, WHO Revokes Robert Mugabe's Goodwill Ambassador Appointment

4 weeks agoNews : Trending Now

After enduring withering criticism for naming Zimbabwe’s leader, Robert Mugabe, as a “goodwill ambassador,” the World Health Organization announced on Sunday that it had rescinded the appointment.

Mugabe would have rejected WHO role: spokesman

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe did not know he had been appointed as a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organization but would have rejected the role that has since been rescinded, state media reported Tuesday. The WHO on Sunday reversed its decision to award the 93-year-old the honour to help fight disease after widespread global uproar. Show More Summary

Mugabe would have rejected WHO role, says spokesman after its U-turn

HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe would have rejected the role of World Health Organization goodwill envoy had he been formally asked, his spokesman said on Tuesday, days after state media cheered the Zimbabwean president's appointme...

WHO chief 'rethinking' after Mugabe honour outrage

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The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday that he was "rethinking" his decision to name Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador, as global outrage over the move mounted. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, theShow More Summary

WHO Finally Revokes Appointment of Zimbabwe’s Mugabe as “Goodwill Ambassador”

The World Health Organization seems to have finally come to its senses Sunday and backtracked on the decision to appoint a brutal despot who has plunged his country into ruins as a “goodwill ambassador.” Human rights groups, and numerous...Show More Summary

Robert Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador after outcry

World Health Organization chief says he has listened to concerns over appointment of Zimbabwean president The World Health Organization has removed the Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, as a goodwill ambassador following outrage among donors and rights groups at his appointment. Show More Summary

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment.

WHO scraps appointment of Robert Mugabe as ambassador

Following widespread criticism, World Health Organization reverses decision to appoint Zimbabwe president.

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