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The WHO failed on Ebola. With a future pandemic inevitable it needs reform | Andrew Mitchell

The World Health Organization will soon have a new head. Ethiopia’s former health minister, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is the outstanding candidate Next month another less well known but equally vital election takes place: the new head of the World Health Organization (WHO) will be elected by health ministers from around the planet. Show More Summary

WHO says Liberia taking precautions after mystery deaths

GENEVA (Reuters) - Liberian health authorities are taking rapid precautionary steps after eight people died of a mystery illness, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, 10 months after the end of a catastrophic two-year Ebola virus outbreak.

The Malaria Misstep: Let African Scientists Solve Our Own Problems

In many ways, I am lucky to be alive. Growing up in Nigeria, I suffered several bouts of malaria when I was young, with intense headaches and fever. The latest World Health Organization statistics show that more than 400,000 people died from malaria in 2016 and pregnant women and children (like I was) are the most susceptible. Show More Summary

The Malaria Misstep: Let African Scientists Solve Our Own Problems

In many ways, I am lucky to be alive. Growing up in Nigeria, I suffered several bouts of malaria when I was young, with intense headaches and fever. The latest World Health Organization statistics show that more than 400,000 people died from malaria in 2016 and pregnant women and children (like I was) are the most susceptible. Show More Summary

How maps and machine learning are helping to eliminate malaria

Today is World Malaria Day, a moment dedicated to raising awareness and improving access to tools to prevent malaria. The World Health Organization says nearly half of the world’s population is at risk for malaria, and estimates that in 2015 there were 212 million malaria cases resulting in 429,000 deaths. Show More Summary

'Female Genital Mutilation' Is a Too 'Culturally Loaded' Term at the NY Times

Female genital mutilation (FGM) has unfortunately been in the news recently with the arrests of several people in Michigan allegedly involved in the practice. The World Health Organization has declared that FGM "is a violation of the...Show More Summary

How Trump Anxiety Is Spawning Business Opportunities and Marketing Campaigns Across America

The Trump era has unleashed a cascade of consumer trends. Reports from the World Health Organization have shown that Americans are among the most anxious, depressed people in the world—and that was before a reality television star settled...Show More Summary

FASTER, PLEASE: After Decades of Work, a Malaria Vaccine Is Here. “Three African countries have be…

FASTER, PLEASE: After Decades of Work, a Malaria Vaccine Is Here. “Three African countries have been chosen to test the world’s first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with young children. The vaccine, which has partial effectiveness, has the potential to […]

First malaria vaccine to be introduced in Africa

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

It kills hundreds of thousands a year and infects many millions more across the globe, but no place bears the brunt of malaria like Africa. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 90 percent of 2015's malaria cases occurred in Africa, as did 92 percent of malaria deaths. Show More Summary

World's First Malaria Vaccine Pilot Will Run In 2018

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the world’s first malaria vaccine from 2018, offering it for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The injectable vaccine,...Show More Summary

First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020. The injectable vaccine RTS,S could provide limited...Show More Summary

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot GSK malaria vaccine from 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the world's first malaria vaccine from 2018, offering it for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

After Decades of Work, a Malaria Vaccine Is Here

Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with young children. The vaccine, which has partial effectiveness, has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives...

Could hepatitis B and C be eradicated by 2030? According to a new World Health Organization report, infections are still raging

A new report by the World Health Organization presents a sobering view of hepatitis B and C. Despite being preventable and curable, these potentially fatal diseases continue to rage worldwide.

World Health Organization: Abortion is ‘family planning’

In Africa, WHO country teams are training doctors to perform abortions, sometimes over their objections, and perhaps even against the law.

WHO's Global Hepatitis Report sets baseline to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030

(World Hepatitis Alliance) The World Hepatitis Alliance today welcomes the publication of the first-ever Global Hepatitis Report by the World Health Organization (WHO), which includes new data on the prevalence and global burden of viral hepatitis.

UN Says Women Who Want to “Avoid Pregnancy” Should Use Abortion as Family Planning

(CFAM) — Governments have long agreed that abortion cannot be a part of family planning. The World Health Organization has gone along with that consensus until now. Recent journal articles by WHO researchers demonstrate the powerful global agency now rejects that consensus. Women who want to “avoid pregnancy” following government guidelines in the wake of […]

Keeping a list and checking it twice saves lives: study

The longer you live, the more likely you are to have had surgery for some sort of ailment. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that in 2012, approximately 312.9 million operations were performed globally, which had increased...Show More Summary

World Health Organization hails major progress on tackling tropical diseases

WHO director general says significant strides have been made in fight against sleeping sickness, elephantiasis and other neglected tropical diseases In the past 10 years, record-breaking progress has been made in tackling tropical diseases that affect one in six people globally, according to the World Health Organization. Show More Summary

Zika mosquito is spreading worldwide but WHO wants to stop it

Inspired by efforts that have curbed malaria, the World Health Organization wants to control the Aedes mosquito in every one of the 140 countries it is found

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