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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

3 days agoNews : 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

3 days agoNews : 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

3 weeks 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...

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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

Medical News Today: WHO: countries must raise tobacco tax to 75% of retail price

A new report from the World Health Organization makes a case for increasing tobacco taxation as the cheapest and most effective way to reduce smoking-related deaths worldwide.

'Damning' Report: WHO 'Unfit' in Emergencies

An independent report commissioned by the World Health Organization and deemed "damning" by the BBC has found the WHO lacks the "capacity and culture" to handle global health emergencies. The report notes the organization delayed too long in responding to the Ebola crisis—something the WHO has admitted in the...

Panel slams WHO Ebola response, calls for new center to deal with health emergencies

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

An independent panel of experts on Tuesday offered a scathing criticism of the World Health Organization's handling of the Ebola crisis and called for an overhaul in leadership, organizational structure and procedures.Read full article >>

WHO’s 21-step program to better tackle Ebola-level health crises

A panel of health experts recommended a top-to-bottom restructuring of the World Health Organization on Tuesday in light of its failure to quickly respond to the Ebola crisis. Continue reading ? The post WHO’s 21-step program to better tackle Ebola-level health crises appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

LIBERIA: 200 Reportedly Had Contact With Ebola Victim. “The World Health Organization reported Fri…

LIBERIA: 200 Reportedly Had Contact With Ebola Victim. “The World Health Organization reported Friday that nearly 200 people had been in contact with a 17-year-old in Liberia who was confirmed to have died of Ebola on June 28, the country’s first Ebola case since May 9, when it had been officially declared free of the […]

World Briefing: Liberia: 200 Reportedly Had Contact With Ebola Victim

The World Health Organization reported Friday that nearly 200 people had been in contact with a 17-year-old in Liberia who was confirmed to have died of Ebola.

Liberia Confirms Third Case in New Ebola Outbreak

Health officials in Liberia on Thursday confirmed a third case of Ebola. These newly diagnosed cases come two months after the country was declared Ebola-free, and Liberia’s government, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other relief...Show More Summary

One-third of world’s people still have no proper toilets, still a luxury

Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialized West, but still are a luxury for a third of the world’s people who have no access to them, according to a report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Those who make do without toilets continue to pollute water sources and jeopardize public health and safety […]

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