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Health Workers Rush to Vaccinate Sierra Leoneans After New Ebola Case

A new case of the deadly Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone has "set in motion" World Health Organization (WHO)’s plan to extend test drug vaccinations to this West African country, after it stayed Ebola-free for almost three weeks...

Over 100 People Contract Typhoid Fever in Syrian Refugee Camp - WHO

More than 100 people have contracted typhoid fever in the past two weeks in the Yarmouk refugee camp outside the Syrian capital, Damascus, a World Health Organization (WHO) official told Sputnik on Wednesday.

Sierra Leone records no new Ebola cases in a week: WHO

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Sierra Leone has not recorded a new case of Ebola in the last week, a first since the outbreak reached the country in March last year, the World Health Organization said Monday. “This is very good news but we have to keep doing this intensive working with communities to identify potential new...

Vote to Help Teach Kids Vital Mental Health Tools

Microsoft wants to #UpgradeYourWorld with $500,000 grant Your vote can bring iFred’s Schools for Hope program to children around the world. Microsoft is celebrating people and organizations who do great things and make a difference every day by awarding a global nonprofit organization with $500,000, along […]

WHO Declares Africa Free Of 'Wild' Cases Of Polio 

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Chalk up a major win for global health: according to the World Health Organization, Africa has been free of wild cases of Polio since July. This comes down to a dedicated vaccination campaign that has advanced the continent towards zero cases. Read more...

Ebola Survivors Still Suffering With Chronic Conditions

It has been a year since the World Health Organization declared Ebola an international health emergency, and still, the survivors are greatly suffering from the aftermath. The hefty number of West Africans who were infected with Ebola virus but survived it are now suffering chronic conditions like serious joint pain and eye inflammation that can lead to blindness.

Funding Shortfall Leaves Millions in Iraq Without Health Services - WHO

Nearly three million people displaced by the conflict in Iraq are without health services because of a significant shortfall in donor-generated funding, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Tuesday.

New Policy Brief from WHO Addresses HIV and AIDS Among Transgender People

The World Health Organization (WHO) released its first ever policy brief exclusively addressing HIV and AIDS among transgender people, Transgender People and HIV.

Two Ebola cases reported in past week but risks remain: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Guinea and Sierra Leone each recorded a single cases of Ebola in the past week, putting a year-end goal of ending the deadly epidemic within reach although risks remain, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

Finally! Ebola Vaccine That Actually Works to Appear Soon

The world is on the verge of creating an effective Ebola vaccine, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), Xinhua reported.

WHO and sailing body seek virus tests in Rio Olympic venues

last monthNews : The Newsroom

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests.

Vaccine Success Holds Hope for End to Deadly Scourge of Ebola

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

The world is for the first time on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as data from a trial in Guinea showed a vaccine was 100 percent effective. Initial results...Show More Summary

MU Women's and Children's Hospital Earns Global Baby-Friendly Designation

University of Missouri Women's and Children's Hospital has become the fourth hospital in Missouri to earn the Baby-Friendly designation from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Show More Summary

Possible path toward first anti-MERS drugs

If you haven't heard of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, thank geography, NGOs, and government agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization (WHO) for keeping the new disease in check. Show More Summary

Rapid Ebola test could play key role in efforts to end lingering outbreak

New research has expanded on the studies that led to a fingerprick Ebola test becoming the first and only rapid diagnostic for this disease to receive approval from the World Health Organization (WHO). This test could prove vital toShow More Summary

4 technologies disrupting the hearing loss industry

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are more than 360 million people worldwide with a disabling hearing loss, including 32 million children and one-third of people over 65 years of age. Hearing loss may result from...Show More Summary

WHO delivers urgent health supplies to Aden: statement

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had delivered life-saving medical supplies to the southern city of Aden in Yemen, where most health facilities are "non-functional" due to fighting and critical shortages of supplies.

It's Too Early to Declare Victory Over Ebola

On May 9, Liberia was declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) after 14 long months battling against the disease. With that declaration came predictions that neighboring Sierra Leone may see the end of the epidemic as well. Show More Summary

Report Finds WHO Unfit To Confront Public Health Emergencies Like Ebola

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In the wake of West Africa’s Ebola crisis, an independent panel assembled at the request of World Health Organization director Margaret Chan has judged the WHO unfit “to deliver a full emergency public health response,” finding that it has neither “the capacity [nor] organizational culture” to do so. Read more...

Ever Wonder how to become a paid Actor? Join the Screen Actor’s Guild?

The Screen Actors Guild is one of the most prestigious organizations in the world for actors. Those who join receive a number of benefits, including higher salaries and access to health insurance. Once you have your SAG card and work on productions approved by the organization, you will earn more than scale. Show More Summary

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