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Six in the running to be next World Health Organization leader

LONDON (Reuters) - Six international health experts, including four from Europe, are to compete to become the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) after its current leader Margaret Chan ends her tenure next J...

Election process for the new WHO Director-General

Six candidates have been proposed by Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the position of WHO Director-General. Member States proposed the following candidates:

High protein foods boost cardiovascular health by reducing blood pressure and arterial stiffness

According to the WHO (World Health Organization) and the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death in developed countries like the U.K., the U.S., Canada, and Australia. In the U.S. alone, almost 11.5 percent of the total adult...Show More Summary

WHO says Angola, Congo yellow fever outbreak under control

GENEVA (Reuters) - A yellow fever outbreak in Angola and Congo has been brought under control by a major vaccination campaign, the World Health Organization's director of infectious hazard management Sylvie Briand said on Tuesday.

Time to outsource key tasks of WHO to better-placed and capable agencies, say experts

(University of Sydney) It's time to outsource key functions of The World Health Organization to bodies such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The World Bank and The Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria that are better placed and qualified to execute the WHO's remit, experts argue in today's British Medical Journal - Global Health.

Traveled To A Destination With Zika? Guess How Long You Have To Wait To Have Sex Now!

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently reviewed their suggested guidelines on the sexual activity for those who travel to or from areas where the Zika virus is prevalent and came up with a new recommendation. WHO now advises travelers to

WHO updates view on Zika as cause of brain abnormalities

2 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization updated its assessment of the Zika virus on Wednesday as a cause of congenital brain abnormalities in babies and Guillain-Barre syndrome, after considering months of research into the mosquito-borne disease.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Tackling tobacco addiction

Tobacco kills around 6 million people each year, according to the World Health Organization. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly  500,000 Americans are among those who die from cigarette smoking. “It remains the number one preventable cause of death in the world,” says Dr. J. Taylor Hays, director of the Mayo Clinic […]

Been in a Zika zone? Safe-sex practices advised even if you feel fine

The World Health Organization on Tuesday expanded its guidance on preventing Zika, warning that everyone who visits a Zika-infected zone should practice safe sex for six months, even if they … Click to Continue »

WHO strengthens safe sex guidance when returning from Zika zones

2 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that men and women returning from areas where the Zika virus is actively spreading should practice safer sex or abstinence for 6 months, regardless of whether they are trying to conceive or showing symptoms.

No Zika cases from Olympics, says WHO

The World Health Organization says there have been no confirmed cases of Zika among travellers or athletes at the Rio Olympics, despite some warnings.

Zika reference strain sequenced -- Will aid in diagnosis, screening

Washington, DC - September 1, 2016 - An international team of researchers has sequenced a strain of the Zika virus that will be used as a World Health Organization (WHO) reference strain to identify Zika virus infection in the blood, thus making it easier to diagnose the disease. Show More Summary

Sexually transmitted diseases becoming antibiotic-resistant

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued new guidelines for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis, in response to the increasing difficulty treating these bacterial infections. Show More Summary

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

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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

last monthNews : 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 monthNews : 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

last monthNews : Huffington Post

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

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