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Joint United Nations statement on ending discrimination in health care settings

Tue, 2017-06-27 14:32
The joint UN statement on ending discrimination in health care settings calls for health workers to fulfil their responsibilities, but also to have their rights protected.

Joint United Nations statement on ending discrimination in health care settings

Tue, 2017-06-27 07:02
The joint UN statement on ending discrimination in health care settings calls for health workers to fulfil their responsibilities, but also to have their rights protected.

Statement from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan on the cholera outbreak in Yemen as suspected cases exceed 200,000

Sat, 2017-06-24 14:03
The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has exceeded 200,000 suspected cases, increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world.

Abuse of older people on the rise – 1 in 6 affected

Wed, 2017-06-14 12:38
Abuse of older people on the rise – 1 in 6 affected

WHO Director-General elect welcomes new funding for polio eradication

Tue, 2017-06-13 05:45
WHO Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomes contributions and pledges of US$1.2 billion for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

WHO DG-elect on high-level US tour to advance new vision for WHO

Mon, 2017-06-12 05:45
WHO Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is in the United States of America 12-17 June to share his vision for the WHO with global leaders, before taking up his new position on 1 July.

Over 5 days Dr Tedros will meet with Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Jim Kim, World Bank Group President; Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director; Tom Price, Secretary of US Health and Human Services; and others, including leadership for the Canadian Ministry of International Development and La Francophonie, Carter Center, United Nations, US Agency for International Development, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the US State Department.

Number of suspected cholera cases reaches 100 000 in Yemen

Thu, 2017-06-08 17:00
The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen continues to rise, reaching 101 820 with 791 deaths as of 7 June 2017.

WHO updates Essential Medicines List with new advice on use of antibiotics, and adds medicines for hepatitis C, HIV, tuberculosis and cancer

Tue, 2017-06-06 12:00
New advice on which antibiotics to use for common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances is among the additions to the WHO Model list of essential medicines for 2017.

Dr Babatunde Osotimehin

Mon, 2017-06-05 08:00
As Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr Osotimehin was a champion of health for all, but especially for women and adolescent girls.

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