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 2021-10-19 04:00 

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WHO's 7 policy recommendations on building resilient health systems...

COVID-19 has had a wide-ranging impact on all areas of society, leading to setbacks in health gains and efforts to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). The diversion of health system resources to address COVID-19 care led to a protracted disruption of...

 2021-10-18 04:00 

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State of Qatar and WHO team up for a healthy and safe FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022...

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the State of Qatar today launched a new multiyear collaboration to make the 2022 FIFA World Cup, being held in Qatar, a beacon for physical and mental health promotion, and also a model for ensuring future mega spor...

 2021-10-18 04:00 

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Football champion Didier Drogba appointed WHO Ambassador for Sports and Health...

Football legend Didier Drogba was today announced as the World Health Organization's Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health. Drogba, from Cte d'Ivoire, will support WHO to promote the Organization's guidance on the benefits of physical activ...

 2021-10-14 04:00 

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Tuberculosis deaths rise for the first time in more than a decade due to the COVID-19 pandemic...

The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed years of global progress in tackling tuberculosis and for the first time in over a decade, TB deaths have increased, according to the World Health Organization's 2021 Global TB report.In 2020, more people died from T...

 2021-10-13 04:00 

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WHO Director-General Bestows Posthumous Award on the Late Henrietta Lacks...

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus honoured the late Henrietta Lacks with a WHO Director-General';s award, recognizing the world-changing legacy of this Black American woman who died of cervical cancer, 70 years ago, on 4 October, 1951. While she sought tre...

 2021-10-11 04:00 

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WHO's 10 calls for climate action to assure sustained recovery from COVID-19...

The WHO COP26 Special Report on Climate Change and Health, launched today, in the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, spells out the global health community's prescription for climate action based on a...

 2021-10-08 04:00 

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WHO report highlights global shortfall in investment in mental health...

The World Health Organization's new Mental Health Atlas paints a disappointing picture of a worldwide failure to provide people with the mental health services they need, at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting a growing need for mental h...

 2021-10-07 04:00 

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WHO, UN set out steps to meet world COVID vaccination targets...

Working with COVAX, African Vaccine Acquisition Trust and other partners world can and must meet WHO targets to vaccinate 40% of the population of all countries by the end-2021 and 70% by mid-2022Vaccine supply gaps to COVAX must be closed immediately for...

 2021-10-06 04:00 

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WHO recommends groundbreaking malaria vaccine for children at risk...

The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine among children in sub-Saharan Africa. The recommendation is based on results from an ongoing pilot programme in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi that has r...

 2021-10-01 04:00 

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WHO prioritizes access to diabetes and cancer treatments in new Essential Medicines Lists...

WHO today published the new edition of its Model Lists of Essential Medicines and Essential Medicines for Children, which include new treatments for various cancers, insulin analogues and new oral medicines for diabetes, new medicines to assist people who...

 2021-09-28 04:00 

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WHO and partners call for urgent action on meningitis...

Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners launched the first ever global strategy to defeat meningitis - a debilitating disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people each year.By 2030, the goals are to eliminate epidemics of bacterial m...

 2021-09-27 04:00 

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WHO Academy Groundbreaking Ceremony Expanding Access to Critical Learning...

Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, today broke ground for the WHO Academy's campus in the French city of Lyon.The event marks a milestone in fulfilling a previous commitment by t...

 2021-09-24 04:00 

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On new recommendation for treatment of COVID-19 patients: WHO calls for equitable access to casirivimab and imdevimab for COVID-19...

WHO welcomes the addition of another therapeutic to the world's arsenal against COVID-19, but urges the producing company and governments to address the high price and limited production....

 2021-09-24 04:00 

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What Needs to Change to Enhance Covid-19 Vaccine Access...

The Independent Allocation Vaccine Group (IAVG) was established by the WHO in January 2021 and is composed of 12 members who serve in their personal, independent capacities to review and assess Vaccine Allocation Decision (VAD) proposals generated by the ...

 2021-09-24 04:00 

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ACT-Accelerator partnership welcomes leadership and commitments at US COVID Summit to ending COVID-19 pandemic through equitable access to tests, treatments, and vaccines...

President Biden and global leaders agreed ambitious targets, aligned with the ACT-Accelerator, to end the COVID-19 pandemic Collective accountability for world leaders, industry and partners emphasized, as global response now turns to implementation of th...

 2021-09-24 04:00 

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New storybook to help children stay hopeful during COVID-19...

News release of the Inter-AgencyStanding Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support inEmergency Settings A new book published today aims to help children stay hopeful and positive during the COVID-19 pandemic. The story is a seque...

 2021-09-23 04:00 

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Global leaders commit further support for global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and COVAX...

Leaders pledge financing, dose donations, support for country readiness and delivery and scale up of global manufacturing, to enable equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinesTo improve access for lower-income economies, the United States will contribute an ad...

 2021-09-22 04:00 

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Acute health needs in Afghanistan must be urgently addressed and health gains protected...

Afghanistan's health system is on the brink of collapse. Unless urgent action is taken, the country faces an imminent humanitarian catastrophe....

 2021-09-22 04:00 

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New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines aim to save millions of lives from air pollution...

Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, alongside climate change. New guidelines provide clear evidence of the damage air pollution inflicts on human health, at even lower concentrations than previously understood....

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