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World Health Organization Leader Says Universal Health Coverage is a 'Rights Issue'

5 days agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), says universal health coverage is a top priority.

WHO plans global war on cholera as Yemen caseload nears 700,000

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization will next month launch a strategy to stop cholera transmission by 2030, it said on Monday, as an unprecedented outbreak in Yemen raced towards 700,000 suspected cases with little sign of slowing down.

WHO urges Yemen to accept vaccines as cholera crisis deepens

The World Health Organization on Monday urged Yemen to approve cholera vaccinations it has offered to help contain an epidemic that could affect nearly a million people by year's end. Yemen, where a multinational conflict has causedShow More Summary

As the death toll climbs in Sudan, officials shy away from the ‘cholera’ label

“As of July 7, health actors had recorded more than 23,200 cases of acute watery diarrhea (AWD) since August 2016, according to the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of Sudan (GoS) Ministry of Health (MoH).” — U.S. Agency for International Development, fact sheet, July 27, 2017 “The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum informs […]

Air pollution cuts three years off lifespans in Northern China

There are currently an estimated 4.5 billion people around the world exposed to levels of particulate air pollution that are at least twice what the World Health Organization (WHO) considers safe. Yet, the impact of sustained exposure to pollution on a person's life expectancy has largely remained a vexingly unanswered question—until now.

Over 500 dead as Congo cholera epidemic spreads: WHO

KINSHASA (Reuters) - More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Dr. Tawanda Gumbo Named to WHO Task Force on Tuberculosis Medicines

Tawanda Gumbo, MD, an investigator at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, is among 30 experts worldwide named to a World Health Organization task force on treatment of tuberculosis.

Yemen records 500,000 cholera cases, nearly 2,000 deaths: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - More than half a million people in Yemen have been infected with cholera since the epidemic began four months ago and 1,975 people have died, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

Yemen cholera cases soar past half-million: WHO

Cholera is believed to have affected more than 500,000 people and killed nearly 2,000 since late April, the World Health Organization said Monday. A full 503,484 suspected cases and 1,975 deaths are attributable to the outbreak that erupted last than four months ago in the war-ravaged country, a WHO overview showed. Show More Summary

Breastfeeding: Not a single country in the world meets WHO, UNICEF standards

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

The Global Breastfeeding Scorecard shows 194 nations aren't supporting breastfeeding like they should, UNICEF and the World Health Organization says.        

The Mysterious Demise of World Health Networks - Fugitive Kazakhs, the Trump Organization, Dodgy Visa Applications, Oh My

A common justification for a market fundamentalist approach to health care is the promise of innovation. Providing market-based incentives will inspire generations of entrepreneurs who will bring out new and wondrous health care products and services, or so the story goes. Show More Summary

WHO sees high risk from Kenya cholera outbreak

2 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

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

2 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

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

2 months agoHealth : Time: Healthland

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

2 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

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

2 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

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

2 months 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

2 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

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

2 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

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...

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