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World Health Organization Dismisses Calls To Move Or Postpone Rio Olympics

1 hour agoNews : The Two-Way

"[C]ancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus," WHO says, after scientists called for the Games to be moved.

World Health Organization Rejects Call to Move Olympics Over Zika Fears

The United Nations health agency says the 150 public health experts who wrote an open letter calling for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to be moved or postponed because of the Zika virus are wrong. “Cancelling or changing the location...Show More Summary

WHO seeks to allay Zika Olympics fears

The World Health Organization plays down concerns over the spread of the Zika virus, amid calls for the Rio Olympics to be postponed.


THEY WON’T DO IT, OF COURSE, AS NATIONAL PRIDE TRUMPS SAFETY: 150 Health Experts Ask To Move Olympics From Rio Over Zika Fears. “In an open letter sent to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday, the experts said the games should be delayed or relocated ‘in the name of public health. The Brazilian strain […]

Doctors Demand Rio Olympics be Postponed or Relocated Due to Zika Virus

According to an open-letter to WHO Director-General, World Health Organization must urge the International Olympic Committee to relocate or postpone the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro due to the growing threat of the Zika virus.

Experts ask WHO to consider moving Rio Olympics

LONDON (AP) — A group of public health experts have urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak. An open letter to the U.N. health agency, signed by almost 150 public health experts, calls for the games to be delayed […]

G7 Points to Need for WHO Reforms Citing Lessons Learned From Ebola

The G7 leaders have highlighted the need for reforms of the World Health Organization (WHO) so that ways of addressing health emergencies, such as the Ebola virus outbreak, could be improved.

Why The World Health Organization Needs to Run More Like a Startup

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the leading health organization in the world. And like most of these organizations it consists of lots of wasted money and accomplishing very little.

Angola Yellow Fever Cases Increase 33% in Past 5 Weeks - WHO

Angola has suffered 2,536 cases of yellow fever as of May 25, a one-third increase from 1098 cases in the previous report on April 19, the World Health Organization reported in a press release.

Almost 1,000 people have been killed in attacks on health-care facilities since 2014, WHO says

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

In a report released Thursday, the World Health Organization found that about 1,000 people were killed in attacks on health-care facilities across 19 crisis-stricken countries in 2014 and 2015. What's more, 62 percent of those attacks were deliberate. Show More Summary

WHO Records About 600 Conflict Zones Hospitals Attacks in Past Two Years

Hospitals in conflict zones across the globe have suffered nearly 600 attacks in the past two years, a World Health Organization (WHO) report revealed Thursday.

WHO: Some 1,000 killed in attacks on hospitals in 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 1,000 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years in violation of humanitarian norms, the World Health Organization said in a report Thursday. The report highlighted an alarming disrespect for the protection of health care in wars by governments and armed groups, […]

Natural Ways to Fight Depression

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), some 350 million people suffer from depression all over the world, making it... The post Natural Ways to Fight Depression appeared first on Lifehack.

World Health Assembly agrees new Health Emergencies Programme

WHO Member States today agreed to one of the most profound transformations in the Organization’s history, establishing a new Health Emergencies Programme. The programme adds operational capabilities for outbreaks and humanitarian emergencies...Show More Summary

WHO claims Zika crisis reveals ‘extreme consequence’ of developing nations’ pro-life laws

The World Health Organization claims the lack of 'universal access to sexual and family planning services' exacerbates the problem.

WHO says hospital bombing in Syrian coastal city killed 43

BEIRUT (AP) — The World Health Organization says a suicide attack at a hospital in Syria’s coastal city of Jableh the previous day has killed 43 people. WHO says most of those killed were patients and their visiting family members but there were also three doctors and nurses killed in Monday’s attack. The organization says […]

Medical News Today: Life expectancy worldwide has risen by 5 years, say WHO

The World Health Organization say worldwide, life expectancy has risen dramatically by 5 years during 2000-2015, but major inequalities persist.

"I Am Not Your Experiment" - Thousands Around The World Protest GMO Giant Monsanto

A little over a year ago, GMO giant Monsanto was furious at the World Health Organization for linking glypshophate, the chief ingredient in weed killer Roundup, to cancer. As a result Monsanto immediately demanded that WHO retract said...Show More Summary

Zika Virus News: Deadly Strain Spreads to Africa, WHO Says

As the world continues to follow the path of the 2016 Olympics set to debut in Rio de Janeiro in August, the World Health Organization announced that Zika has reached Cape Verde, Africa.

Mayo Clinic, Global Bridges to Host Global Tobacco Dependence Treatment Summit

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the majority of the world’s 1 billion smokers want to quit. Though tobacco dependence treatment has the greatest short-term impact on tobacco-related mortality of any intervention, it remains the least-funded and least-implemented tobacco control measure globally. Show More Summary

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